Organic News
May 6, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 8:51am EDT

More Organic News
May 6, 2016

Consider an Organic Approach to Your Lawn

Mar. 15, 2016 — Chemical use can leads unhealthy soil, fertilizer getting in watersheds, ... read more

Welfare Recipients Seen as Immoral for Buying Ethical Products

Mar. 8, 2016 — Shoppers making ethical purchases, such as buying organic food or environmentally friendly cars, are generally seen as more virtuous -- unless they're receiving government assistance. If ethical ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — The organic food industry has grown from fresh produce and grains to snack foods and condiments -- from farmers markets to supercenters. Has this new variety in organic products, and the availability ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — Inorganic mercury, which was previously thought to be a less harmful form of the toxic metal, is very damaging to key cell processes, new research ... read more

Growing Crops on Organic Soils Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Say Scientists

Dec. 17, 2015 — Drained organic soils are a considerable source of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, say researchers. Reducing the emission from cultivated organic soils is an obvious ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — When you think of wildfires, you may not think of wetlands. But the seldom-seen blazes may help some endangered species, according to a newly published study. Severe wetland fires -- so rare they ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Every city has abandoned industrial sites. Encouraging life to return to these barren areas is a challenge. It requires a healthy topsoil for plants and animals to flourish. Cities, with their ... read more

Vital Soil Saving Techniques Being Trialled as International Year of Soils Comes to an End

Dec. 3, 2015 — As World Soil Day on 5th December 2015 marks the ending of the International Year of Soils, it is reassuring to know that scientists will still be working to find solutions to protect our ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Social interactions in microbial communities could explain how much carbon and nitrogen gets stored in soils -- providing new insight for climate change ... read more

Oily Waste With Natural Radionuclides: Stimulates or Inhibits Soil Bacterial Community?

Nov. 23, 2015 — Researchers have revealed both structural and functional changes of the microbial community resistant to and able to decompose oily wastes in soil. The experiment was dedicated to measuring carbon ... read more

Measuring the Impacts of Severe Wildfires in the Arctic

Oct. 22, 2015 — Based on the number of acres burned, 2015 is shaping up to be the second most extreme fire year during the past decade in North America's boreal region. Historically, the area has had one or ... read more

Conventional, Compost, Organic Production Compared for Strawberry

Oct. 20, 2015 — Researchers studied the economic viability and environmental impact of three soil management systems of strawberry production in the southeastern United States. All three systems resulted in positive ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — Organic rice is increasingly desired by U.S. consumers, but farmers know that growing the grain chemically free can mean providing a feast for insects, diseases and weeds. Now a multi-state team of ... read more

New Biofertilizer Made from Exoskeletons of Crustaceans, Insects

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers have developed a method to obtain a clean organic fertilizer that is able to regenerate degraded soil caused by overharvesting. This compound is biodegradable, insoluble and harmless to ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — In the battle against weeds, tillage is one of the strongest weapons at the disposal of organic or ecologically based farmers. But, depending on when it is used, tillage can also be a strong driver ... read more

Human Activity Affecting Microbes in Soil

Sep. 23, 2015 — Agricultural inputs such as nitrogen and phosphorous alter soil microbial communities, which may have unintended environmental consequences, new research from an ecologist ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — Along with the oceans and forests, soils are one of the planet's main carbon reservoirs. In the 20th century, carbon stocks fell dramatically due to deforestation, intensive farming and the ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, new research shows that crop rotations, in isolation from other management factors, can increase the functions performed by soil microbial communities that benefit ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Researchers have shown that our understanding of how organic material is decomposed by fungi and bacteria is fundamentally wrong. This means that climate models that include microorganisms to ... read more

Humus Depletion Induced by Climate Change?

Aug. 27, 2015 — The yields of many important crops in Europe have been stagnating since the 1990s. As a result, the input of organic matter into the soil -- the crucial source for humus formation -- is decreasing. ... read more

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Monday, December 16, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013