Soil

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Farmers’ union called UK environment targets ‘irrational’ and ‘unachievable’
NFU raised questions over water pollution, tree planting and rewilding targets, according to documents

Helena Horton Environment reporter

27, Jan, 2023 @3:20 PM

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Cabbage-growing experiment shows human waste can be good to use as fertiliser
Scientists say yields from crops fertilised with recycled human waste rival those produced by organic methods

Phoebe Weston

18, Jan, 2023 @9:33 AM

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NSW forests could become net carbon emitters in coming decades, report finds
Declining soil organic carbon could undermine state’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050

Lisa Cox Environment reporter

04, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Nielsen Park beach upgrades delayed as NSW government fires engineering firm
National parks staff emailed residents with news, citing lack of progress on the site, before contractors say they were told

Tamsin Rose

15, Dec, 2022 @7:43 AM

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Why growing fungi at home is beginning to mushroom
Home fungus growers can boost soil quality in small gardens and cultivate exotic varieties using coffee grounds and online kits

Helena Horton Environment reporter

26, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Let fallen leaves lie, gardeners in Netherlands town urged
Allowing autumn leaves in parks and gardens to decompose boosts insect and soil health, says Eindhoven council

Senay Boztas

24, Oct, 2022 @9:43 AM

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Invest in small farmers or world will face regular food crises, says UN agency chief
Billions needed for water and soil conservation to boost resilience in small farms, says new head of UN’s agricultural financing arm

Kaamil Ahmed

06, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The leaves are turning – but be under no illusions, this is not autumn | Alys Fowler
This is nature’s equivalent of grabbing whatever you can when leaving a burning building, says gardener and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler

31, Aug, 2022 @3:47 PM

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Northern Ireland turning Republic into a ‘toilet’ for excess manure pollution
Officials investigate irregularities in poultry and pig waste exports to Ireland, as ammonia risks turning soil into a ‘wasteland’

Ella McSweeney

06, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Food strategy for England likely to be watered down
People working with government on strategy say ambitious plans to tackle nature, climate and health crises have been ditched

Helena Horton Environment reporter

07, Jun, 2022 @11:47 AM

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The regenerative farm working to improve soil without fertilisers
As the Ukraine war and climate crisis act as a wake-up call for the industry, one UK farm is leading the way

Joanna Partridge

03, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Hi-tech fixes aren’t the only way to save our soil | Letter
Letter: We should investigate innovative solutions, but not at the expense of tried-and-tested methods of farming, writes Alan Mitcham

Letters

11, May, 2022 @3:08 PM

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