Air Quality Awareness

April 30 – May 4 is Air Quality Awareness Week.  This year’s theme is Air Quality Where You Are.  The goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how small or large, to reduce their contribution to air pollution. The U.S. State Department puts air ...
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World Environment Day: Farmers, do want healthier soil? Don’t plow.

As farmers adapt to the effects of climate change, they want cost-effective ways to maximize available water and improve soil. More and more farmers are discovering conservation tillage (also known as conservation agriculture). Instead of disturbing the soil by plowing after a harvest, the farmers leave residue, such as maize stalks or wheat stubble, on ...
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