What is soil? Here’s the inside scoop

The Earth’s great recycle bin.

Irish dirt might cure the world of (most) multi-drug-resistant bacteria

Dirt me uuuuupppp.

Pesticide build-ups are contaminating Europe’s fields

You reap what you sow.

Buried away: deep soil holds surprisingly much CO2, but warming is bad news

Soils can store a lot of carbon, but not if temperatures continue to rise.

University creates Mars-like soil — and you can buy it dirt cheap

A way to create a piece of Mars here on Earth — kind of.

No bones needed — researchers use DNA in soil to tell if humans were around

This can be a game changer.

Study found human habitation promoted forest growth in British Columbia over the past 13,000 years

These trees shellfishly used the First Nations’ trash to grow.

700 year-old farming technique may revolutionize African farming and mitigate climate change

It’s simple, easy, and they’ve been doing it for centuries!

Peak oil – reached. Peak water – reached. Next on the list? Peak soil

Soil is becoming endangered – this is the reality a meeting between experts in Reykjavik has reached. They explain that this has to receive public awareness if we want to feed 9 billion by 2050. Soil degradation is life degradation   The main culprit is the one also responsible for global warming: Carbon. “Keeping and putting carbon in its rightful