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Take a look at some of the billions of organisms that keep our soil healthy

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 by

                   Long overlooked as just dirt beneath our feet, soil has taken on increasing importance as we recognize its fundamental role in everything from agriculture to climate change to human health. So, too, with the organisms that call it home. Soil is filled with more biological diversity than any other habitat on Earth. Its food […]

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Improving soil quality can slow global warming

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by

Worker in corn field. Widespread use of proven agricultural land management practices can help slow global warming. Credit: Heather Dang photo, UC Berkeley Low-tech ways of improving soil quality on farms and rangelands worldwide could pull significant amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and slow the pace of climate change, according to a […]

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Waste Not, Want Not

Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 by

Biochar is highly porous and rich in carbon, helping the soil to retain nutrients and water. Photo by UN Environment / Lisa Murray How farmers are cutting down on chemicals with a natural solution to soil degradation At age 56, Vietnamese farmer Luan is still actively working the land. She is also still […]

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Satellite Images Show One Of The Driest Places On Earth Transformed Into An Oasis Of Lakes

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by

This area was one of the driest places on Earth. However, after an unreasonably harsh cyclone, this bone-scorchingly dry sand desert has had a revamp. After Tropical Cyclone Mekunu passed over the region last month, the Rub’ al-Khali desert of the Arabian Peninsula transformed into an oasis of lakes, a rare phenomenon that has not been seen in […]

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Soil Algae aims to improve soil quality through algae cultures

Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by

Algae: it’s not just for bodies of water anymore. Algae Research and Supply, a company based in Carlsbad, California that historically provides algae products for educational purposes, aims to bring its algae cultures to farmers across the world through a line of products called Soil Algae, so that farms may improve the health of their soil and […]

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Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 by

Ethiopia is in the middle of the worst drought in 50 years. It’s the sort of shock to the system we are likely to see more of with climate change. But Ethiopia is also home to a successful experiment to make the land more resilient to drought. If we are going to adapt to our changing […]

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Healthy Soil: Good for the Farmer, Good for the Planet

Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 by

Many people believe that if you just focus on soil health, everything else will follow. This principal is prominently featured in a recent New York Times Magazine article, “Can Dirt Save the Earth?,” which examines the practicality of regenerative agriculture. Moises Velasquez-Manoof begins his lengthy piece with John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, two decades after […]

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The Lush Spring Prize celebrates social and environmental regeneration

Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 by

Promo image Lush Spring Prize The £200,00 prize fund redefines what environmental and social responsibility should look like. ‘Sustainable’ is an appealing yet complicated word. Since its definition is not officially regulated, any business or organization can describe its product or service as sustainable without being held accountable. This has resulted in a great […]

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Wrangler puts its corporate weight behind soil health

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 by

In his excellent book Growing a Revolution, David R. Montgomery suggests that for far too long we’ve been arguing over organic versus conventional agriculture. Instead, he says, we really should have been focused on soil health. You see, there are big organic farms that are losing soil hand over fist. And there are conventional farms […]

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Turning desert to fertile farmland on the Loess Plateau

Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by

Around 3,000 years ago, farmers settled on the fertile Loess Plateau in western China, a region about the size of France. By the 7th century, the rich soils were feeding about one quarter of the Chinese population. But intense pressure on the land eroded the soil. By the 20th century, desertification had condemned the remaining […]

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