We ask a lot of the land: feed the world with crops, power the world with bioenergy, retain nutrients so they don't pollute our water and air. To help landscapes answer these high demands, scientists from the U.S. Department ...
Steadily and alarmingly, humans have been depleting Earth's soil resources faster than the nutrients can be replenished. If this trajectory does not change, soil erosion, combined with the effects of climate change, will ...
Green thumbs, do not fret. Pockets of soil in urban areas are still available for the increasingly popular practice of urban gardening.
More than 20 years after her family planted blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus) on their Great Southern property UWA Masters student Sylvia Leighton is trying to determine what effect the trees have had on the region's soil fertility.
Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations. Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health?
Researchers find surprising result when looking into effects of carbon nanotubes and soil sorption of toxicants
When it comes to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the soil, recent research at Texas Tech University shows that the new materials do not affect the sorption of the toxic part of oil called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Dust from soil erosion due to wind can affect human health, traffic, and, on a larger scale, climate.
Having declared "war on pollution", China is arming itself with tougher weapons from new courts to daily fines and shutting down offenders altogether, in what analysts call promising steps but no guarantee of progress.
(Phys.org) —Soil organisms, aquatic life and farmland birds may all be harmed by neonicotinoid insecticides, according to a new study by University of Sussex biologist Professor Dave Goulson.
Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, in a joint study with researchers of Julius Kühn Institute in Braunschweig, have found that the repeated application of manure contaminated with antibiotics lastingly changes the ...