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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Soil carbon is a valuable resource but not all soil carbon is created equal

GreenBiz

Mineral-associated organic matter, on the other hand, consists mostly of microscopic coatings on soil particles. Agriculture Carbon Removal Food & Agriculture Regenerative Agriculture SoilThere's particulate organic matter, which is the stuff you generally can see.

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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. Soil plays a major part in the carbon capture cycle.

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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet

GreenBiz

The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. Agriculture Carbon Removal Regenerative Agriculture Soil DeforestationBut not enough people are taking these steps.

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Using inoculated trees to clean up soil

GreenBiz

This startup is pumping trees full of probiotics to clean up contaminated land — and help tackle climate change

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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.

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Soil-dwelling invertebrates are victims of pesticides

Inhabitat - Innovation

The lowly earthworm’s feeding and burrowing mixes organic residues into the soil, enhances nutrient cycling, decomposition and the structural development of soil. But rampant pesticide use threatens the existence of these crucial invertebrates, according to a new study

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A global food crisis calls for soil resilience

GreenBiz

How Bali is creating food security and more environmentally friendly rice production at the same time

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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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How adding rock dust to soil could help drive carbon into the ground

GreenBiz

Researchers are finding that when pulverized rock is applied to agricultural fields, the soil pulls far more carbon from the air and crop yields increase.

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Soil goods

Business Green

Secondly, Houston-based BCarbon and UK consultancy Future Food Solutions announced this week they have issued the first carbon credits from a UK farm that has used sustainable farming practices to boost the carbon capacity of its soils.

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New methodology helps predict soil recovery after wildfires

Envirotec Magazine

Soils influence water quality, and they are critical to plant growth. When we fed data about the microbes and nutrients into this model, we were able to predict how soil is changed by fire far more accurately.”. This was as simple as shoveling soil into a bucket.

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The science behind soil carbon is still uncertain. There are safer climate investments for now.

EDF + Business

Many are turning to natural climate solutions, such as carbon credits that are generated from agricultural soil carbon sequestration, as a way to cut emissions that lie deep in supply chains. The report highlights three key messages as companies consider investment in soil carbon crediting:?.

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Soil Mapping Technologies: Regenerative Agriculture, Soil Carbon Sequestration and Ecosystem Service Payments

CleanTech Group

A key takeaway from our work on Soil Carbon, a part of the Cleantech for Europe project we are developing alongside Breakthrough Energy, Agriculture & Food Carbon Offsets Cleantech Insights Regenerative Agriculture agriculture Agtech soil

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Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl

GreenBiz

Plus, chit-chat about animal welfare expert Temple Grandin and GM's vision for a future ride-hailing service. Biodiversity Agriculture Innovation Podcast ridesharing Sports Transportation & Mobility GreenBiz 350 Podcast

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Plans for Scotland’s first hazardous soil treatment centre announced

Envirotec Magazine

The project will also include the creation of a hazardous soil treatment centre, the first of its kind in Scotland. million tonnes of soils were disposed of in 2019, said SEPA, amounting to 39% of all waste sent to landfill.

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Could our soil save us?

Rinexii

How soil can save us. Farmers typically till for a variety of reasons–to till weed seeds into the ground, to fallow it, and to loosen the soil for the next round of crops. Unfortunately, tilling destroys soil structure and releases huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.

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UK soils could see step change in carbon sink potential, with proper investment

Envirotec Magazine

Soil acts as a carbon ‘sink’, locking in GHGs that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Upgrading UK soils, particularly farmland and degraded peatlands, could radically improve their ability to store carbon.

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We need to change how we think about soil, says new research

Envirotec Magazine

With the UK reaching record temperatures this summer along with the driest conditions since 1976, ongoing concerns about food security, wildlife habitats and biodiversity, having a healthy soil system is more vital and challenging than ever before.

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Livestock antibiotics and rising temperatures disrupt soil microbial communities

Envirotec Magazine

Lead author of the study Jane Lucas measures CO2 production from prairie soil samples in Moscow, Idaho (image credit: Dana Whitmore). Combined stressors could impair soils’ ability to cycle nutrients and trap carbon, says a group from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet

GreenBiz

Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet. These same principles of human healthcare, and these same scientific and technological advances, are starting to be applied to soil — our most important asset for securing our food supply. Soil at the center . Soil is one of the most important natural resources we have, yet we’ve degraded over a third of the soil used to grow food, feed, fiber and fuel with intensive farming practices.

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Study: Tomatoes grown in lead-contaminated soil appear safe to eat

Grist

But is that food still safe to eat if it’s grown in lead-contaminated soil? Researchers tested the lead levels of plants grown with various phosphate-based fertilizers (often used to mitigate soil lead levels) and with no fertilizer at all.

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A tribe in Maine is using hemp to remove ‘forever chemicals’ from the soil

Grist

Later, when the Aroostook Band of Micmacs took over the site’s ownership, they found its soil was rife with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, cancer-causing compounds that are so difficult to break down they’re commonly known as “forever chemicals.”.

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China launches first national soil survey in 40 years

Eco-Business

After rapid development and intensive farming, China is finally carrying out a new soil survey to help with its food security and carbon targets

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Combatting soil erosion enriches farmers in Meghalaya

Eco-Business

An integrated farming system pioneered to help tackle soil erosion in the northeast Indian state has boosted the profits and resilience of indigenous communities

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Plants grow in lunar soil for first time

Inhabitant

A new study has successfully grown plants in lunar soil for the first time If you’ve ever dreamed of moving to the moon and planting a garden, you just might be in luck.

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Introducing Planetary Variables: Soil Water Content, Land Surface Temperature, and Vegetation Biomass

Planet Pulse

Much of the work we have done to produce these feeds draws on the use of passive microwave sensors, which provide unique insight in measuring water content in soils and vegetation.

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Soil Solarization for Weed Control

AGreenLiving

The habits of home gardeners develop mostly by trial and error influenced by old wives’… The post Soil Solarization for Weed Control appeared first on Earth911. Read more: Soil Solarization for Weed Control. Eco appeared-first control develop-mostly earth911 first-on-earth911 home & garden home-gardeners old-wives soil-solarization solarization trial-and

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Can regenerative agriculture deliver on its promise?

GreenBiz

The questions underscore the complexities of soil science. Agriculture Carbon Capture Foodstuff Regenerative Agriculture SoilSkeptics are sowing doubts about the carbon sequestration potential.

Contaminated land consultants urged to use new British Standard when soil sampling

Envirotec Magazine

Industry specialists working on contaminated land are being urged to use the new British Standard BS 10176 for soil sampling. Good soil VOC data begins with good sampling practices. Concerns raised over reliability of old-style VOC testing.

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Soil health practices are paying off

AGreenLiving

A new report shows that regenerative agriculture practices are good for incomes, soil health and the environment. View original here: Soil health practices are paying off.

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CIRIA appoints research lead for new guidance on sustainable management of surplus soils

Envirotec Magazine

CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association has commissioned a new research project that aims to produce concise, up to date, interactive guidance on the whole surplus soil management process from ‘cradle to grave’, with Stantec appointed as the project research contractor.

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Retool finance to rebuild soil health

Impact Alpha

The post Retool finance to rebuild soil health appeared first on Impact Alpha. Regenerative agriculture may be in vogue, but in many ways, it’s as old as agriculture itself, as practiced by our ancestors and to. Impact Voices Regeneration

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Episode 197: Shell gets back to nature, General Mills' soil savant

GreenBiz

Plus, why urban agriculture is a fertile market for growth. Corporate Strategy Electric Vehicles Electricity Grid Energy & Climate Food & Agriculture Podcast Transportation & Mobility GreenBiz 350 Podcast

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Automatic, soil-less garden system lets you grow 76 plants in your own home

Inhabitat - Innovation

One of the biggest complaints about urban living is the lack of space to grow your own veggies, but this automatic home garden can fit in nearly any kitchen space

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Soil carbon is a valuable resource but not all soil carbon is created equal

AGreenLiving

Mineral-associated organic matter, on the other hand, consists mostly of microscopic coatings on soil particles. See the original post here: Soil carbon is a valuable resource but not all soil carbon is created equal.

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DIY Potting Soil: How To Make Your Potting Medium at Home

AGreenLiving

With spring upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us are itching to get… The post DIY Potting Soil: How To Make Your Potting Medium at Home appeared first on Earth911. See more here: DIY Potting Soil: How To Make Your Potting Medium at Home.

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Wolds collaboration aims to improve water and soil quality in East Yorkshire AR

Envirotec Magazine

Soil scientist Neil Fuller launches the Sustainable Landscapes Wolds Programme with East Yorkshire farmers. A five-year collaboration is underway between Yorkshire Water and a group of innovative farmers, who are making a bid to improve water and soil quality on the Yorkshire Wolds. Pop up rain forests planted each year between food crop rotations also sequester atmospheric carbon, increase soil organic matter (SOM), and improve the land’s capacity to hold water.

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Soil Your Undies … To Find Out How Healthy Your Soil Is

AGreenLiving

Soil Your Undies” sounds like the latest, grossest internet challenge to make the social media… The post Soil Your Undies … To Find Out How Healthy Your Soil Is appeared first on Earth911. Continued here: Soil Your Undies … To Find Out How Healthy Your Soil Is. Eco earth911 first-on-earth911 grossest-internet healthy healthy-your latest like-the-latest make-the make-the-social social soil the-latest

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Krishitantra secures seed funding to monitor India’s soil health

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 7 – Krishitantra’s Sandeep Kondaji was frustrated in getting timely soil data to help his uncle make decisions around fertilizer use on his farm. The post Krishitantra secures seed funding to monitor India’s soil health appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Soil-based carbon sequestration: an opportunity for Europe to lead this decade

CleanTech Group

Soaking up carbon dioxide in agricultural soils is a significant decarbonization opportunity for Europe. Europe’s land mass has the second highest potential in. Agriculture & Food Carbon

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BCarbon issues UK's first soil-based international carbon credits

Business Green

Houston-based carbon credit registry BCarbon has this week announced a major milestone in its partnership with Yorkshire-based consultancy Future Food Solutions, which seeks to encourage farmers to manage soils in ways that draw down CO2 from the atmosphere.

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A-frame supports make solar tracker installation feasible in difficult soil conditions

Solar Power World

As installers break into new markets like the Northeast, where the soil is rocky and ground frost is a risk, the depths I-beams must be driven for proper pull-resistance increases significantly.