Soil


The Next Agriculture Revolution Is Under Our Feet

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: September 1, 2016 Soil sampling a wetland in First State National Park. Photo © The Nature Conservancy (Devan King) By Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy, and Bianca Moebius-Clune, Ph.D.,...

A Climate Change Solution Beneath Our Feet

Source: washingtonpost.com Published: May 17, 2017 Content from UC Davis There’s too much carbon in the atmosphere and not enough in the ground where it’s useful. Healthy soil can help flip the picture. When we think of climate change solutions, what typically comes...

A Crucial Climate Mystery Is Just Under Our Feet

Source: grist.org Published: April 11, 2017 By Nathanael Johnson What Jonathan Sanderman really wanted was some old dirt. He called everyone he could think of who might know where he could get some. He emailed colleagues and read through old studies looking for clues,...

A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment

Source: nytimes.com Published: May 17, 2016 At a farm in Peru, charcoal from bamboo burned in special ovens is used to fertilize the soil. Carbon farming is seen as a way of replenishing depleted farmland and helping reduce damage to the environment. Credit/Enrique...

22 Organizations Working to Restore Soils in 2016

Source: foodtank.com Published: March 1, 2016 Stephanie Van Dyke According to the recent United Nations report, Status of the World’s Soil Resources, the world can ameliorate soil degradation if more sustainable practices are promptly implemented. The U.N. Food and...

How Africans Are Saving Their Own Soil

Source: nationalgeographic.com Published: June 14, 2016 NOTE: This article requires a National Geographic account to view. For hundreds of years, parts of sub-Saharan Africa have suffered from poor soil. Weather, shifting populations, and slash-and-burn practices have...

‘Climate-Smart Soils’ May Help Balance the Carbon Budget

Source: news.cornell.edu Published: April 6, 2016 Andrew Martin Simons Johannes Lehmann, center, discusses soil research with farmers in Awassa, Ethiopia. By Blaine Friedlander Here’s the scientific dirt: Soil can help reduce global warming. While farm soil grows the...