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Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change

Little known climate change fact: Just the first meter of soil contains as much carbon as the entire atmosphere. And there’s potential to soak up much more.<p>Scientists have proposed all kinds of complicated–and probably dangerous–ways to take carbon pollution out of the atmosphere or mitigate its …

Coastal erosion in Taranaki leaves residents fearing for their homes

Urenui beach is just one of the spots in Taranaki that have been affected by coastal erosion.<p><i>Taranaki's coastline is under constant attack from the</i> …

What’s the “element” of surprise behind these 10 minerals?

Humans have been mining for thousands of years. I think my first understanding of mining goes back to watching the first Disney film, “Snow White”. …

The struggle to trace conflict minerals

A smartphone, a lightbulb, an underwire bra and a pair of earrings: These everyday items contain materials that human rights groups say help fuel one …

Before-and-after pictures show how climate change is destroying the Earth

In late September, the British government pledged £5.8 billion ($8.8 billion) to tackle the problem in developing countries, and many other governments worldwide are also pouring money into solving the problem.<p>A steadily-warming planet affects the environment in different ways.<p>Rising global …

Climate Change

What Is Sand?

Sand is a loose granular material blanketing the beaches, riverbeds and deserts of the world.<p>Composed of different materials that vary depending on …

Translocated iron rich #plinthite spheroids moved to the E/v horizon by root movement of a falling tree. #Mendocino #soiloftheday

Igneous rock

<b>Igneous rock</b> (derived from the Latin word <i>ignis</i> meaning fire), or <b>magmatic rock</b>, is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and …