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Environmental Solutions Composting Toilets Facts And Information

31st January 2012
We have learned about compost and environment when we were in grade school. Compost is an organic matter, in case you have forgotten. Organic material such as plants, animals and other substances that came from living organisms are recycled and made as fe... Read >
Author: Clivir Team

Recycling and Refilling Printer Cartridges: Eco-Friendly and Economical

24th March 2011
Landfills receive million tons of printer ink and toner cartridges every year. These were thrown away by people who are not aware that cartridges can be recycled or refilled instead of dumping them in landfills. There are significant environmental reasons... Read >
Author: RaymundCamat

Organic Matter and Your Lawns Soil

12th August 2010
Of all the components of soil, organic matter is probably the most important and most misunderstood. It serves as a reservoir of nutrients and water in the soil, aids in reducing compaction and surface crusting, and increases water, air and nutrient infil... Read >
Author: SWStout

Characteristics of good quality soil

12th August 2010
Appearance - Few recognizable components of original material remain. Structure -  light and crumbly. Color - Dark brown to blackTexture or particle size - Fine texture, particles smaller than 1/2 inch for incorporation, smaller than 1/8 for topdres... Read >
Author: SWStout

How To Get Rid Of Filamentous Algae

26th May 2010
If you have a water feature in your back yard then there are two words you probably dread to hear - filamentous algae. It is perhaps the most feared algae that can appear in our ponds. This is because it reproduces incredibly fast and can cling to any sur... Read >
Author: Aro Cullen

How to Repoint Ridge tiles

21st September 2009
How to Repoint Ridge tiles Roof tiles and mortar joints should be checked every other year at a minimum. Repointing simple mortar cracks can prevent leaking roofs and expensive reroofing jobs. Pay extra attention to ridge tiles since they are exposed to w... Read >
Author: Top Tradespeople

The Physical and Metaphysical Properties of Jasper

14th May 2009
Jasper is one of the many semi-precious gemstones of the quartz family. In its most basic form, jasper is a considered to be a micro-crystalline variety of quartz and chalcedony. Most specimens also include minor amounts of other minerals and metals inclu... Read >
Author: Geonerd20

Doing Some Soil Testing In Your Garden

27th April 2009
Calcium is important for cell-wall integrity and root and leaf growth. If you lime your soil regularly to keep the pH above 6, calcium deficiency would be unlikely. However, on alkaline soils (pH above 7) add gypsum (calcium sulphate) instead of lime. L... Read >
Author: Juliet Sadler

Watch Out For Bad Mulching Beds

04th April 2009
Mulching beds has become extremely popular these days, and mulch can be really beneficial to your plants and the soil in your planting beds, but there are things you need to watch for. Here in Ohio the most popular type of mulch that people use is shr... Read >
Author: Jaden Sloan

Humic Acid Benefits on Sandy Soils

19th December 2008
Sandy soils have almost the opposite problems of clay soils. That would stand to reason, as clay soils are made up of very small particles and sandy soils have larger particles. Particle size makes a huge difference in the way water, air and nutrients mov... Read >
Author: Casey Coke

Planting Almond Tree

23rd July 2008
There are two types, bitter and sweet. Sweet almonds are cultivated as food; bitter almonds, which contain prussic acid, are grown mostly for their rootstocks on which sweet almonds are grafted. They are not sold in this country. Almonds are raised for... Read >
Author: Grace Tan

Oil Traps

08th October 2007
When companies drill for oil, they are looking for oil traps. Oil seeps up through rocks and collects inside the ground, forming an oil trap. This seepage is called migration. Oil originates in a source rock and migrates through the layers. Shale is the m... Read >
Author: Mickey Horn

Where does Natural Gas Come From?

26th July 2007
Natural gas is a resource on which much of the world relies as an energy source. Though pure natural gas is odorless and colorless, it is highly combustible and burns cleaner than other fossil fuels. Natural gas is usually obtained from reservoirs deep wi... Read >
Author: wespipe

An Introduction to Coal Mining

25th July 2007
Coal is a resource produced deep within the earth over millions of years, and mined for the energy stored within it. Coal is a fossil fuel, meaning it formed from the remains of organic matter which was subjected to intense heat and pressure from mounting... Read >
Author: wespipe

Why do we Need Petroleum

01st July 2007
While most people are aware that we use petroleum derived gasoline to fuel our vehicles, many do not understand the far reaching impact that petroleum has on our everyday lives. Petroleum is in fact an important facilitator of production and often a compo... Read >
Author: wespipe
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