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9 December 2010

Goal: Harness Energy Without Losing Air, Soil, and Water Quality

Energy extraction, including drilling and mining, is one sector of our economy that’s has been especially damaging to soils, like those near the oil sands operations in Alberta shown in the above photo. As a soil scientist, I’m interested in sustainable land use that recognizes the life-supporting services of healthy soils. That means, to the extent feasible and practicable, our infrastructure, agriculture, and energy systems need to preserve the fundamental …


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