These “gifts from nature” come all year, not just at Christmas! Just like water and air, soil provides “services” to all life on earth, year round. It’s a gift from […]
If you think soils are boring and lifeless, think again! They are actually complex systems that support a suite of physical, chemical, and biological activities. The processes that occur within […]
In the May 15th Soil Matter blog post, I covered the basics of soil hydrology – how water moves through the soil system (https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/how-does-water-move-through-soil/). Some of the pores in soil […]
What is the first color that comes to mind when you envision soil? Is it brown, black, yellow, or red? How about white, gray, green, or blue? Any of these […]
For our July 1 Soils Matter blog, we discussed beaches and their benefit to humans and the environment. Beaches are classic vacation spots and habitats for unique plants and animals. […]
To many people, sandy beaches are the ultimate vacation spot. Whether it is the feeling of sand on our toes, sunlight on our skin, the sight of seashells littering the […]
Fixing a former industrial site with biosolids and sediments can be a safe and practical use of local resources.