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Scientists Look to the Soil to Save Earth From Overheating

New research shows that changing farming and soil management practices so that soils store carbon rather than lose it would help avoid dangerous climate change.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE


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Now, Even Soil Is Accelerating Climate Change

Greenhouse gases from cattle, fertilizers, manure and agriculture mean that human activities have turned the land and soil into part of the global warming machine.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 READ MORE



Improving Soils Cuts Carbon and Grows More Food

One straightforward way to combat both climate change and mass hunger is to replace carbon lost from the soil.

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 READ MORE



Arctic Thaw Would Cost Half the World’s Annual Earnings

If Arctic soils melt and release frozen carbon, the impact would cost almost half the world’s annual gross domestic product, researchers say.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 READ MORE



Climate Models May Misjudge Soils’ Carbon Emissions

How soil organisms cope with decaying vegetation is much less certain than climate models suppose, researchers say, and carbon emission estimates may be wrong.

Posted on Aug 29, 2015 READ MORE



Permafrost Thaw Would Have Runaway Effect on Carbon Release

Arctic warming is causing organic carbon that has been frozen deep in the soil for millennia to be released rapidly into the air as CO2, with potentially catastrophic impacts on the climate.

Posted on May 15, 2015 READ MORE



‘Amazon of U.K.’ Being Destroyed for Grouse Shooting

Managing moorlands so that more birds can be reared for lucrative shooting parties is adding to climate change by destroying layers of peat and releasing large quantities of stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 READ MORE



How Nature Affects the Carbon Cycle

As global temperatures warm, scientists say that in both Australia and the Arctic natural processes are at work to help mitigate the increased heat.

Posted on Jun 1, 2014 READ MORE



Buried Carbon Causes Deep Concern

Deep beneath the Great Plains of America, scientists have discovered a vast buried store of organic carbon that poses a potentially serious danger to the climate.

Posted on May 30, 2014 READ MORE



Soil May Absorb Less CO2 Than Thought

Soil slows global warming by absorbing some climate-heating carbon dioxide—but not as much as scientists presumed, new research shows.

Posted on May 3, 2014 READ MORE



Wetland Emissions Mean More Methane

Wetlands in northern latitudes are adding more to methane emissions than science had expected, a research team based in Canada has found.

Posted on May 2, 2014 READ MORE



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A Warming Climate Will Alter the Soil That Feeds Us

One of the main species of microbes that hold the soil together is likely to be affected by rising temperatures, with unpredictable consequences for fertility and erosion.

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 READ MORE


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