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Soil Contamination

Special Earth Day Feature: The Truth About Bottled Water

Every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. A plastic bottle can take hundreds of years to break down – and even then, its particles don’t just disappear. Over time, plastic breaks down into smaller pieces that can contaminate our soil, animals, and waterways. Animals often mistake these plastic pieces for food. Once the plastic gets into their systems, these pieces can poison the animal and often lead to its death.26 billion water bottles are thrown away each…

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23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Raised gardening beds keep vegetables away from contaminated soil, can deter some pests, and are easier on backs and knees--here's some information about how to make one.

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Giant granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis) - U.S. Botanical Gardens, Washington, D.C. Photo by Mefox13 . . . . ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/ . . . . #flower #mytumblr

CHIA SEEDS are the richest plant-source of Omega 3 Oil. It contains more by weight that salmon! Great Weight-loss helper. #dherbs #healthtips

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A Guide to #DIY Cleaning Products: Cleaners that contain strong chemicals and disinfectants pose health risks for people & pets, & when they’re washed down the drain, they contaminate our waterways & soil. Help the environment and wildlife by making your own #green products that are just as effective as store-bought options.

A DIY guide to green cleaning

A Guide to #DIY Cleaning Products: Cleaners that contain strong chemicals and disinfectants pose health risks for people & pets, & when they’re washed down the drain, they contaminate our waterways & soil. Help the environment and wildlife by making your own #green products that are just as effective as store-bought options.

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The Sunflower provides dramatic flair to a vegetable garden. They also serve an important and beneficial role in your garden. They: attract pollinators, provide shade, act as a living trellis and can even assist in the cleaning of contaminated soil. Read on to learn tips on incorporating them into your next vegetable garden.

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The Sunflower provides dramatic flair to a vegetable garden. They also serve an important and beneficial role in your garden. They: attract pollinators, provide shade, act as a living trellis and can even assist in the cleaning of contaminated soil. Read on to learn tips on incorporating them into your next vegetable garden.

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Urban Farming Comes with Unique Soil Contamination Risks

2011 was a big year for food politics. In case you dozed off anywhere along the way, I’ve collected the year’s most important stories below. (Want something lighter? See my Sustainable …

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Italian town fighting for its life over polluting Ilva steelworks

Italian town fighting for its life over polluting Ilva steelworks Owners under house arrest, shutdowns ordered – but plant has defenders despite soil contamination and sky-high cancer rates

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Nitrogen and phosphorus within fertilizers contaminate the soil and water, they get washed into the river when it rains and accumulate in estuaries.

Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated

Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated. Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown. Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination. The report, by the Environmental Protection Ministry, named cadmium, nickel and arsenic as top pollutants.

Raised Bed Ideas You could start with raised gardening beds and protect the dirt from outside contamination, any ideas on that?

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The clean-up begins on China's dirty secret – soil pollution

A farmer in Sichuan, China – one of the regions suffering most from soil contamination. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

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Geotechnical Site and Ground Investigation | Land survays of soil contamination | Geotechnical Risk assessment | Groundwater monitoring | Hydrogeological surveys | Geotechnical surveys | Drilling Site Investigation | Ecologia Environmental

Nitrogen and phosphorus within fertilizers contaminate the soil and water, they get washed into the river when it rains and accumulate in estuaries.