Destroying forests and intensively farming the land erodes as much soil in a few decades as would naturally erode over thousands of years. Continue reading →
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Within a few more decades, dire food shortages may lead to global-scale conflict, warns a top plant scientist.
Scientists found higher levels of nitrogen pollution beneath organic farms than farms using synthetic fertilizers. Continue reading →
Nearly 70 percent of the groundwater stored in parts of the United States' High Plains Aquifer, could be used up within 50 years.
A comprehensive study of China's soil pollution is held back by the government amid rising awareness of the country's pollution problems. ->
Farmers, conservationists and scientists want to know how soil changed under cultivation.
A little tilling can go a long way toward saving the environment.