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Will Our Trees Survive the Warming Temps?

A crew of scientists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has been making its way through the Ozark Mountains, dodging snakes and poison ivy to study tree rings, to see how they're reacting to climate change. A crew of scientists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has been making its way through the Ozark Mountains, dodging snakes and poison ivy to study tree rings, to see how they're reacting to climate change.

In much of North America, research has shown climate warming is happening so quickly that trees can't adapt but that isn't the case in the south-central U.S., where temperatures haven't changed much yet.

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USDA Invests $30 Million to Improve Water Quality in Mississippi River Basin

73 projects will help farmers, ranchers target conservation in high-priority watersheds

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest $30 million this year in 33 new projects and 40 existing projects to improve water quality in high priority watersheds the Mississippi River Basin. These projects reduce loss of nutrients and sediment to waters that eventually flow into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Science in the Ozarks

small_DSCN3286Elmdale Elementary completed a two day Science in the Ozarks program at Ozark Natural Science Center. During Field Investigation hikes students actively participated in inquiry-based lessons exploring geology, succession, nutrient cycles, scientific method and conservation.

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High Efficiency Dust Collector Offers Compact Design, Cleanable Filter System, Explosion Protection

The new Quad Pulse Package PX dust collector from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) offers high performance in a compact unit designed for pharmaceutical, chemical and other processes that produce hazardous dusts in high concentrations. The collector has a cleanable filter system that facilitates continuous manufacturing processes and eliminates frequent costly filter replacements. Measuring 49" (124.46 cm) wide x 42" (106.68 cm) deep x 87" (220.98 cm) high, the space-saving unit can be conveniently positioned on the production floor; and constructed to provide the highest explosion protection in accordance with NFPA standards, it can be located indoors with no need for additional explosion safety devices.

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IFCO and Walmart Announce Agreement to Expand Reusable Plastic Container Partnership

World’s Largest Retailer to Utilize New Generation IFCO Wood Grain RPCs for Wet and Dry Produce

Dorn Wenninger, Vice President of Produce for Walmart US and Daniel Walsh, President of IFCO North America, announced jointly that the two companies have executed an agreement stating IFCO will provide Walmart US with a new generation of Wood Grain Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for wet and dry produce. The new Wood Grain RPC will provide superior merchandising opportunities for Walmart with its natural wood grain look, combined with exceptional features such as supply chain efficiency, excellent stability and cooling functionality, and delivering superior quality produce.

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