Category Archives: Landscape soil news

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster Contaminates West-Coast Topsoil

The Natural News reports that an engineer from Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Civil & Environemntal Engineering says that radioactive cesium in US topsoil has reached levels up to 10,000 percent higher than before the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It … Continue reading

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The lowdown on topsoil: It’s disappearing Pt.2

“Erosion rates have improved here, but that doesn’t mean they’re good,” Reganold said. Topsoil clearly is still being stripped off faster than it can be regenerated, he said. Aeschliman, the Palouse farmer, a stocky and energetic man who doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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The lowdown on topsoil: It’s disappearing Pt.1

The planet is getting skinned! While many worry about the potential consequences of atmospheric warming, a few experts are trying to call attention to another global crisis quietly taking place under our feet. Call it the thin brown line. Dirt. … Continue reading

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Who Digs Dirt? pt.2

At 7:42 a.m. on Friday, in Vacaville, California, Truck No. 17246 backs onto the ramp at Jepson Prairie Organics and regurgitates its contents into a massive heap. The sight of a 24-ton trailer tilted up on end, spewing rotten vegetables, … Continue reading

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