Exploring the Ozarks Outdoors: freshare.net

Today on freshare

Destinations

Weekly Fall Color Reports Available

image

As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples.

Leaves turn colors when two…[read further]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Environment

Fracking Wastewater That Is Treated for Drinking Produces Harmful Compounds

image

Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy. A new study, appearing in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, has found…[read further]

American Chemical Society

Nature

‘Green Wave’ Explains Migratory Bird Routes

image

Migratory songbirds enjoy the best of both worlds—food-rich summers and balmy winters—but they pay for it with a tough commute. Their twice-a-year migrations span thousands of miles and are the most dangerous, physically demanding parts of their year.

Surprisingly, for…[read further]

Cornell University

Environment

Pesticides Levels Still a Concern for Aquatic Life in Rivers and Streams

image

Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the Nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new USGS study spanning two decades (1992-2011). Pesticide levels seldom exceeded human health…[read further]

US Geological Survey

Pursuits

Walking Off Obesity

image

Increased Access to Nature Trails, Forest Lands –Not Nature Preserves– Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates, MU Study Finds from MU News Bureau on Vimeo.

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota found that local governments…[read further]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Conservation

A Future for Agroforestry

image

Biodiversity is becoming a key topic for landowners to consider. With onslaughts of invasive pests such as emerald ash borer and the spread of detrimental diseases such as SDS in soybeans, many producers should be looking at ways to…[read further]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Inside freshare

Ponderings

How many peas in a pod? Eight on average.

Ozarks Bloggers