Fixing a former industrial site with biosolids and sediments can be a safe and practical use of local resources.
When productive land quickly loses topsoil and plant life, scientists call this desertification. It can happen in arid (dry) and semi-arid regions of the world. One-third of Earth’s land area […]
Question: Why does it matter if I stay on the trail while hiking in the woods and parks? Answer: People love to be outdoors, and soil is an important contributor […]
Question: What’s the connection between sports and soil? Answer: Most of us don’t think much more about soil in connection to sports, other than that we need to wash “dirt” […]
Question: What are scientists doing to help us grow crops as the climate changes? Answer: There are several factors to address with your question. The first is that we are […]
Q: As I watch various commercial or residential real estate development projects in my community, I observe more features related to storm water management as compared to older developments–retention basins, […]
Question: My city just started putting in rain gardens. Do rain gardens really save a city money? Answer: As explained in the last Soils Matter blog post, cities are using […]