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Wheat Farmers Say ‘Stripe Rust’ Threatening to Ruin Crops
Thanks to our long winter not only was the school year extended but now the wheat crops are suffering from a disease called stripe rust.
Stripe rust affects crops when they're exposed to cool climates for extended periods of time. The fungus forms underneath the snow and is insulated from the co…
From Poo to Food: Ephrata Converts Waste to Edible Fish
You can now eat fish grown in your own waste! Kind of. Well, not really. They're actually grown in recycled sewage water.
The Ephrata water treatment plant doesn't release re-claimed water back into rivers or lakes. It pumps it into ponds where it sinks into the earth and replenishes aquife…
Recycled Car Tires May Soon Be Used to Reinforce Concrete!
One problem we have always had with car tires is how to safely and effectively deal with old tires. Well that problem may just very well have been solved. Researchers from The University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of concrete that uses trash with its secret ingredient being tires.…