Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog »Blog Archive Implications for human health: Soil erosion linked to glyphosate releases toxic pesticides from the soil

(Beyond pesticides, March 4, 2021) A new study finds that the use of glyphosate stimulates soil erosion, responsible for the release of the banned toxic pesticide, chlordecone (Kepone), used in banana production. For years, an unknown source of pollution has permanently contaminated the surrounding waters of the islands of the …

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PureAcre launches Augere for efficient nitrogen use in row crops

ARGYLE, Texas – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – PureAcre ™ launched its first product for row crop farmers. Augere is a soil amendment that increases nutrient uptake when added to liquid fertilizers, such as UAN (Ammonium Urea Nitrate) and starter fertilizers. The agricultural input is fed by the company’s proprietary transporter, OpusMAX, …

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What subduction teaches about smart design

Photo credit: USGS via Unsplash. My doctoral research focused on the tectonic history of early plates on Earth. Plate tectonics involves the movement of plates on the earth’s surface. It is believed to be driven by subduction, where one plate plunges into the mantle under another plate. Typically, this involves …

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Mark Torres wins the Clarke Prize from the Geochemical Society

PICTURE: Mark Torres with water samples taken from the Icelandic river Efri Haukadalsá in 2016. see After Credit: Photo by Woodward Fisher HOUSTON – (February 12, 2021) – Rice University’s Mark Torres has won the Geochemical Society’s highest honor for early career scientists, the FW Clarke Award, becoming the fourth …

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Lake County News, California – Space News: NASA and International Partners Assess Mars Ice Mapping Mission and Guide Science Priorities

NASA and three international partners have signed a declaration of intent to advance a possible robotic ice-mapping mission to Mars, which could help identify abundant and accessible ice for future candidate landing sites on the Red Planet. . NASA and three international partners have signed a declaration of intent to …

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Face masks to bring the roads back to life

Australian researchers say they have shown that single-use disposable face masks can be used successfully in recycled concrete aggregate for paving roads. The new road building material is a mix of shredded used face masks and processed construction rubble developed at RMIT University. The mixture meets civil engineering safety standards, …

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