Browsing the "soil" Tag

Healthy Soil: a Human Right? #BAD13

October 16th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Human rights assume an individual's ability to take advantage of them... which is difficult if you're hungry. So, for this year's Blog Action Day, we're thinking about soil health, which we think is critical to fighting hunger and supporting equal opportunity


Dust Bowl Revisited?

November 19th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Is a new Dust Bowl forming in the US Plains states and Southwest? State officials say "never again," but agricultural practices in those areas could be creating the right conditions for another 30s-style loss of soil fertility


We Are Losing the Most Vital Commodity of All: Farmland

November 21st, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

With each passing year, we learn more and more about our impact on the environment and the depletion of many of our vital resources. As we learn more, individuals are looking to do what they can to reduce their impact and lessen their burden on our planet


Conserving and Rebuilding Soils

October 6th, 2010 | by Earth Policy Institute

By Lester R. Brown The literature on soil erosion contains countless references to the “loss of protective vegetation.” Over the



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