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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


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


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


Mineral-associated organic matter, on the other hand, consists mostly of microscopic coatings on soil particles. There's particulate organic matter, which is the stuff you generally can see. They work differently.

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


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. More studies are underway, but some scientists say this method shows significant benefits for farmers and the climate.

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