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How Neonics Can Harm Soil Health and Soil Biodiversity

NRDC onEarth

This World Soil Day, let's acknowledge the effects that neonic pesticides can have on soil health and biodiversity, and the farms that depend on them

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6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets

GreenBiz

6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets. In two VERGE 20 sessions, experts dived deep into the specifics of soil carbon credits and forestry carbon credits. We don't really have anything comparable on the soil side." . Soil credits are much newer. Soil is more challenging. Soil is more challenging.

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Soil health practices are paying off

GreenBiz

A new report shows that regenerative agriculture practices are good for incomes, soil health and the environment.

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Which Is More Important To Biofuels – The Soil Or The Crop?

Jim Conca

Biofuels are a key component of a clean energy future, and the soil is more important than the crop. Soil texture influences the local microbiome which in turns influences crop yield, the physical and chemical attributes of soil and the chemical makeup of organic matter in the soil.

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Unlocking the soil microbiome

Envirotec Magazine

How are data science techniques helping us better understand the microbial universe of the soil? Over-reliance on nitrogen fertilizers is leading to the collapse of soil biodiversity. Yet, some predictions warn that there are only 60 harvests left in the world’s soil because it is so depleted by nitrogen fertilizers.

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Measuring oil contamination in soil

Envirotec Magazine

Petroleum hydrocarbons in soil continues to be an area of interest for scientists as they are the most common contaminants that are toxic to human and environmental receptors. For the experiments covered in Concawe’s report, scientists used a hexane extraction method, adding 1% v/w to soil samples and shaking them for two minutes.

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Don’t bet the farm on forests and soils?

Envirotec Magazine

The study found, once the bulk of emissions have been reduced, countries plan to ‘cancel out’ the left-over difficult to decarbonise emissions, such as those from agriculture, by using forests and soils to remove carbon from the atmosphere. These mean forests and soils could lose their stored carbon back to the atmosphere.

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