Showing posts with label Soil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soil. Show all posts

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Help preserve land – our 'home and future' – UN urges on World Day to Combat Desertification

The UN News Centre

With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change – United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities “can build a future.” Story here.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon – UN agency

UN News Centre
Rising temperatures could release massive amounts of carbon trapped in the Earth's soil, the United Nations agricultural agency today reported. Details here.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Rising Carbon Emissions from Warming Soil Highlight Benefits of Land Restoration

A new study in the journal Nature explores a vicious cycle: as a changing climate driven by greenhouse gas emissions warms the planet, soils heat up and the micro-organisms that live in the soil start to expel heat-trapping carbon dioxide, reinforcing the problem of climate change. Story here.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The ‘Unfolding Global Disaster’ Happening Right Under Our Feet.


Organic squash in Manitoba.  PinP photo.
With all that’s going on in the world — from record-breaking warm spells to rapidly melting ice sheets — it’s easy to ignore something so seemingly mundane as dirt. But scientists at the University of Sheffield’s Grantham Center for Sustainable Futures suggest that we ignore dirt at our own peril. Details here.

Monday, 4 May 2015

What’s it Going to Take to Stop Soil Erosion? (Editorial)

Laura Rance - Manitoba Co-Operator

Topsoil on the wind. Video credit - the Co-Operator.
Soil erosion still alive and (not) well in Manitoba. Details here.

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Solution to Climate Change Right Under Our Feet

Common Dreams

New report spotlights how healthy soil takes CO2 out of the atmosphere to where it helps build climate resiliency. Story here.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Africa's Hunger Games - the Solution is in the Soil

By: Laura Rance
Some African farmers are turning the tables on starvation by no longer turning the soil. Story here.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Project Shows Link Between Healthy Soils and Healthy People

Manitoba Co-Operator - Laura Rance

A unique project is improving nutrition and incomes through better farming practices. Story here.

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely,  defeating this "beast" has to be &...