Treating Soil A Little Differently Could Help It Store A Huge Amount Of Carbon

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2016 by

What if something as simple as the dirt under your feet could help mitigate some of the worst of climate change? The Earth’s soils contain a lot of carbon, and helping to manage and restore them could be a key way to help tackle climate change, according to a recent study in Nature. Soils […]

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How Does Oakland Turn Food Scraps to Soil?

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by

Oakland began collecting compost from all residential units in July 2015, but where does all of this new green waste go? Follow the lifecycle of your food scraps as they make their way through the composting process.

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Do We Treat Our Soil Like Dirt?

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by

That question headlining a 1984 National Geographic article on soils remains as relevant today as it was more than 30 years ago. We lavish attention on our food, we want to know where it came from, who grew it, and whether it is “conventional” or “organic.” But we give hardly a passing thought to the ground our […]

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Top Soil Could Be Gone In 60 Years If Degradation Continues, UN Official Warns

Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 by

Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior UN official said on Friday. About a third of the world’s soil has already been degraded, Maria-Helena Semedo of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) […]

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