TSU professor to study effects of climate change on soil microbes
A Tennessee State University researcher has received almost $1 million to study how crops adapt to climate change – Jianwei Li, an assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will be using funds from a National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of high temperatures on cropland soils in Middle Tennessee.
Proposed bill is designed to protect ag labor from heat
Increasingly warm temperatures have led the U.S. House to discuss safety guidelines in an effort to recommended standards addressing excessive heat. House Resolution 3668 was introduced on July 10 and would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue standards within 42 months. It would provide guidelines for indoor and outdoor workers with protections.
‘Drop, Cover, & Hold On’ effort to raise earthquake awareness
After southern California shook from the power of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake weeks ago, emergency preparedness agencies throughout the nation – particularly in regions with proximity to known seismic zones – began warning residents about possible seismic activity outside the Golden State, including right here in the Corn Belt.