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Green Roofs & Solar Power: A Study in Efficiency

Green roofs may improve the efficiency of solar panels, thereby increasing energy production.

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Popular Documentaries Highlight the Importance of Healthy Soil

“Living Soil” and “Kiss the Ground” have drawn attention to healthy soil’s role in combating climate change.

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Custom Green Roofs Key to Combating Urban Heat Island

Green roofs are critical to combating the urban heat island effect, but they require custom designs to thrive. The New York City mayoral election may ultimately determine their proliferation in the metropolitan area.

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NYC's Urban Soil Rich in Biodiversity

Soil is a valuable resource, but has long been mistreated in urban areas. New York City’s soil is rich in biodiversity that must be protected to preserve the environment and support local green spaces.

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Green Roofs & Public Schools: A Post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan for NYC

Proposed legislation allocates funds for installing green roofs on public schools, which could be especially beneficial for New York sustainability efforts and educational opportunities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Organic Soil Initiatives Combat Climate Change

While the effects of climate change often deplete valuable nutrients from the soil, organic initiatives can reintroduce carbon, and reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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Quantifying the Effectiveness of Green Roofs in Urban Markets

While some property owners have voiced concerns about implementing green roofs, their overall effectiveness and profitability should ultimately outweigh drawbacks as long as steps are taken to maximize potential benefits.

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Cost Comparison: Organic vs. Inorganic Soil

Though organic soil is generally a bit more pricey than its inorganic counterpart, the benefits derived from such an investment are worthwhile in cultivating a healthy environment for plants and produce to flourish.

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Best Uses for Organic Soil

Organic soil has been proven a viable option for nurturing plants ranging from flowers to vegetables, and everything in between, providing needed nutrients to ensure these seedlings flourish.

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Organic Soil vs. Compost

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, organic soil serves to support plant life, while compost is typically used to enrich the soil itself.

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How Is Organic Soil Made?

Organic soil is crafted by perfecting a delicate balance of weathered rock, water, air, and decomposed organic matter to achieve optimal levels of drainage, aeration, and support for plant life.

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What Is Organic Soil?

Organic soil is composed primarily of plant materials, and often amended with compost to ensure its nutrient levels are optimized to cultivate plant life.