Soil

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UK public invited to dance for worms to help assess soil health
Charity asks people to charm worms to the surface and count their numbers to contribute to worm map of UK

Helena Horton Environment reporter

07, May, 2024 @11:00 AM

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‘Pesticides by stealth’: garden soil conditioners killing worms, experts fear
Even products marketed as ‘organic’ may be toxic, say campaigners, with risks for the wider ecosystem

Helena Horton Environment reporter

04, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Nature destruction will cause bigger economic slump in UK than 2008 crisis, experts warn
Green Finance Institute report said further pollution could cut 12% off GDP by 2030s

Phillip Inman and Richard Partington

25, Apr, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Crunching worms, squeaking voles, drumming ants: how scientists are learning to eavesdrop on the sounds of soil
More than 50% of the planet’s species live in the in the earth below our feet, but only a fraction have been identified – so far

Phoebe Weston

19, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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There’s no such thing as a benign beef farm – so beware the ‘eco-friendly’ new film straight out of a storybook | George Monbiot
A highly misleading new documentary claims soil carbon storage can redeem the livestock industry – it’s all so much ‘moo-woo’, says the Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

15, Apr, 2024 @7:00 AM

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‘Solar-powered vacuum cleaners’: the native plants that could clean toxic soil
Indigenous groups see hope in the environmentally friendly process of bioremediation. But will cities pay attention?

Doug Bierend

14, Apr, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Earthworm – the soil-maker, without whom we’d struggle to feed ourselves
Their diggings aerate soil, recycle organic matter, boost microbial activity and support plant growth

Patrick Barkham

12, Apr, 2024 @11:30 AM

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Rare truffle find in Scottish spruce forest sends fungi experts on alien species hunt
Chamonixia caespitosa found during rewilding project in west Highlands while removing non-native Sitka spruce

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

12, Apr, 2024 @11:00 AM

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‘Vital for looking after the soil’: fears as UK earthworm population declines
Keystone species has potentially enormous effects on above-ground wildlife and ecosystem functioning

Phoebe Weston

08, Apr, 2024 @11:30 AM

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Australia’s soil to become net carbon emitter and threat to climate goals, report says
Modelling points to ‘huge’ soil emissions in interior rangelands, which are more sensitive to a warming climate

Aston Brown

02, Apr, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Prehistoric peatland plants and bugs found in UK ‘time capsule’
Frozen snapshot could help revive ancient Exmoor woodland and protect against ravages of climate change

Sophie Kevany

07, Feb, 2024 @6:00 AM

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‘Act out of love not anger’: green trailblazer calls for unity in movement
Satish Kumar, founder of ecological college in Devon, says a brighter future requires compassion and long-term thinking

Jonathan Watts

29, Dec, 2023 @12:08 PM

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