Consider An Organic Approach To Your Lawn


Many homeowners are getting their lawns ready for the summer by spreading herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals. There are alternatives, including organic lawn care, that still gives you a lush, green lawn. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 15 Soils Matter blog post explains why you might consider an organic approach. “The grass […]

X-rays reveal uptake of nanoparticles by soybean crops


Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain. Scientists have, for the first time, traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic elements. Zinc was shown to dissolve and accumulate throughout the plants, whereas the element cerium did not dissolve into plant […]

Is Towpath Trail At Cleveland Ohio Steelyard Commons Radioactive From Manhattan Project?


In Cleveland, Ohio, there is only one thing standing in the way of completing the Towpath Trail in the Ohio Canal Corridor and that is radioactive soil. The Towpath Trail – a planned 101-mile path following the historic Ohio & Erie Canal from New Philadelphia through the national park and into Cleveland to the lake […]