Ben Wylie

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Nature Is Speaking

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Permaculture

European Commission : CORDIS : News and Events : Developing soil management strategies for every corner of Europe

Soil performs a vital if somewhat underappreciated role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, which is why the UN has designated 2015 to be the …

The Dirt on Dirt: 5 Things You Should Know About Soil

It's World Soil Day: why our life depends on it.<p>We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?<p>The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is giving soil …

Land Degradation: An overview

H. ESWARAN1, R. LAL2 and P. F. REICH3<p>Published in: Eswaran, H., R. Lal and P.F. Reich. 2001. Land degradation: an overview. In: Bridges, E.M., I.D. …

Farming

The Black Disaster

Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues

By Chris Arsenault<p>ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation …

Farming

Soil Erosion and Degradation

Soil Erosion and Degradation<p>Top<br>• Overview<br>• Causes<br>• Impacts<br>• What WWF is Doing<br>• How You Can Help<p>Donate<p>Overview<p>Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all …

Farming

Farming: Soil erosion and degradation

When natural vegetation is cleared and when farmland is ploughed, the exposed topsoil is often blown away by wind or washed away by rain.<p>Erosion due …

New study highlights key role soil structure plays in water uptake by crops

The increased global consumption of food means that there is an increasing yield gap between crop production and crop usage. To help tackle this …

13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

Farmers, scientists divided over climate change

Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study shows. Researchers surveyed 6,795 people …

Does Global Warming Make Food Less Nutritious?

<b>Dear EarthTalk</b><b>: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious?</b> <i><br>— William Persson, Glendale, OH</i><p>It is difficult to say …

Climate Change

Fugitive Methane is Scarier Than You Might Think! - Dr. Susan Rubin

This Halloween, I was looking to come up with something super scary that would educate and frighten at the same time.<p>Methane, CH4<p><b>FUGITIVE METHANE</b> …

Climate change

Climate Change

Why There’s No Quick Fix for Climate Change

Think getting rid of wood-burning stoves is an easy way to slow climate change? How about putting tight regulations on soot-spewing coal power plants …