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How Sea Oats Make Beautiful Beaches Possible

With their deep roots, sea oats protect sand dunes and the beaches we enjoy
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As enchanting as coastal sea oats look, their golden tassels dancing in the ocean breeze from Florida’s Panhandle to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, what lies hidden beneath the sand is even more magical.

The roots of this dainty-looking grass extend as deep as 5 feet below the surface, and literally anchor the dunes in place.

For the fragile barrier islands, sea oats are the first line of defense.

Earth Day and Corn Farming: 45 Years of Progress

By Robert T. Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
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Imagine, as the world grows more hot and crowded, nothaving to using more land for farms but returning some of it instead to forest and grassland. Imagine the reductions in soil erosion and water consumption, the decline of greenhouse gas emissions, and a host of other benefits for our planet.

It’s possible. Corn farmers have shown how.

Growing Food More Sustainably: Conservation Tillage To The Rescue

By Carlos Vicente Alberto, Sustainability Lead, Europe & Middle East, Monsanto
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In 1985, during my final project at the School of Agricultural Engineers in Madrid, I embarked on something that may still seem strange to those unfamiliar with agriculture: growing plants without soil. The idea was to design a farm producing chicory using hydroponics, something that my classmates found novel at the time.

When Being Green Can Cost You Your Home

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Erosion along the coastal bluffs of Plymouth, Massachusetts threatened one couple's home within a few feet of its life.  From there a battle of wills ensued between the homeowners and Conservation Commission.  Ultimately, Mother Nature would rule unless the homeowners found a solution to her liking...which it appears they have!

Conservationism and Homeownership Collide as New England Homeowner Fights to Keep Home From Toppling Into Ocean
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Erosion along the coastal bluffs of Plymouth, Massachusetts threatened one couple's home within a few feet of its life.  From there a battle of wills ensued between the homeowners and Conservation Commission.  Ultimately, Mother Nature would rule unless the homeowners found a solution to her liking...which it appears they have!

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