Soil

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Farmers’ tree dilemma: if we plant woodland, will we take a cash hit?
Four years after a new post-Brexit payments system was promised by ministers, confusion leaves bid to improve biodiversity in limbo

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

23, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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England’s farmers to be paid to rewild land
Nature recovery schemes are part of post-Brexit subsidies overhaul, but eco campaigners are sceptical

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Dank, ancient and quite fantastic: Scotland’s peat bogs breathe again
Researchers are using satellite technology to monitor the health of these vital carbon sinks and help restore them

Phoebe Weston

04, Jan, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Bison, beavers and bog moss: eight new species to look out for in the UK in 2022
As rewilding projects restore habitats and ecosystems, we list the plants and animals staging a comeback across Britain

Phoebe Weston

31, Dec, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Soil carbon sequestration on farms alone won’t absolve our daily emission sins
We must be realistic about how much soil carbon sequestration can achieve in the fight against the climate crisis

Kate Burke

18, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Burning issue: how enzymes could end India’s problem with stubble
Bans failed to stop farmers torching fields each year but a new spray that turns stalks into fertiliser helps the soil and the air

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

10, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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What is urea and AdBlue, and why does a worldwide shortage threaten Australia’s supply chain?
How China’s export ban could force diesel trucks that need the AdBlue exhaust fluid off the road and lead to higher food prices

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

10, Dec, 2021 @2:34 AM

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‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety – UN
Food and Agriculture Organization says most plastics are burned, buried or lost after use

Damian Carrington Environment editor

07, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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How arable farming sows the seeds of river pollution | Letter
Letter: Prof John Boardman on the reasons behind the poor state of Britain’s rivers

Letters

06, Dec, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Farmers in England to be paid for looking after soil health from next year
Environmental groups say scheme falls far short of farming reforms promised after Brexit

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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World’s vast networks of underground fungi to be mapped for first time
Project aims to help protect some of trillions of miles of the ‘circulatory system of the planet’

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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