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The Science of Soil: Choosing a Career

The Science of Soil: Choosing a Career

-[Joel Brown] If you have a degree in soil science, virtually anything that you see yourself doing as a career is available to you. There are more traditional things like forestry, agronomy, working with farmers, working with new crop varieties, those sorts of things are always available. But in the past twenty years, the real …

Cranfield Environment and Agrifood

Cranfield Environment and Agrifood

Environment and Agrifood covers many aspects of natural capital, be it land, soil, water, air, and also the vegetational plants that grow within the soil. How do we deal with increasing population predicted to be 10 billion by 2050? How do we cope with climate change? Cranfield is very well placed to meet those challenges …

Erosion and Soil

Erosion and Soil

Hi I am Jared welcome to Fun Science Demos. The big idea today is erosion and how water has the power to shape our land. But we do not want the water to shape our land too much because we need that soil to grow plants. We use those plants for food and animals use …

37) Depositional Environments

37) Depositional Environments

(Opening Music) Welcome back geology fans! Throughout this series on sedimentary rocks I’ve mentioned various environments of deposition, but it is of use for us to summarize these environments before continuing on to to our final rock type. We will use this model of terrestrial to marine environments to describe the various features we will …

Crozet, VA phytoremediation project

Crozet, VA phytoremediation project

(music playing) EPA’s Superfund program protects citizens from the dangers posed by abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. In the past, getting these sites cleaned up often required a significant outlay of energy and non-sustainable resources. The traditional approach for contaminated soil has been to excavate the material and haul it away. Unfortunately, this operation …