09/23/2016

Factors Controlling the Migration of Tailings-Derived Arsenic: A Case Study at the Yara Siilinjärvi Site

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Kaisa Turunen, Planner

Arsenic (As) is a ubiquitous metalloid that is found in low concentrations in the atmosphere, in aquatic environments, in soils and sediments, and in organisms. Its presence in the environment can be due to natural processes, such as weathering, biological, and volcanic activity, or anthropogenic activities such as mining. As is problematic because of its […]

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08/19/2016

Improving the food security of Ethiopia through geosciences

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Chernet Tegist, Senior Research Scientist

Along with an ever increasing population, the vast soil degradation due to soil acidity causing insufficient crop production appears to be a substantial challenge facing Ethiopia. Based on lessons learned and experiences gained from a previous project (2014-2015), this project is scaling up the lime resource survey and farm trials focusing on the Oromia Region, […]

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