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  • Multi-pollutant approach needed to halt soil degradation

    A new study highlights the need for new policies to stop the rise of nitrogen oxide emissions in China. The researchers suggest that the positive impact of policies to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions are not enough in themselves to avoid soil acidification, as they will be outweighed over the next decade by the impact of nitrogen emissions. Soil acidification is a type of soil degradation that ...

  • Shifts in soil bacteria linked to wetland restoration success

    A new study led by Duke University researchers finds that restoring degraded wetlands -- especially those that had been converted into farm fields -- actually decreases their soil bacterial diversity. But that’s a good thing, say the study’s authors, because it marks a return to the wetland soils’ natural conditions.“It sounds counter-intuitive, but our study shows that in restored wetlands, ...


    By Duke University

  • The economic case for repairing damaged and degraded ecosystems

    Restoring lost and damaged ecosystems-from forests and freshwaters to mangroves and wetlands-can trigger multi-million dollar returns that generate jobs and combat poverty according to a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report, Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development, states that far from being a tax on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Soil protection

    On 13 September, MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines presented the draft directive on soil protection to members of the European Parliament's ITRE committee (Industry, technology, research and energy). Ecological NGOs present at the meeting were not reassured. 'We are disappointed with it. This directive is in danger, when it could be an essential lever for a genuine policy on soil protection on a ...


  • Turning the land degradation tide on world desertification day

    Improved varieties of the tropical, nutritious 'Sahel Apple' tree allied to the setting up of market gardens and community nature reserves are helping to turn the tide of land-degradation and desertification in some African countries, a new study shows. In other countries on the Continent, communities are testing the re-introduction of extinct grass species, the deployment of rainwater ...

  • New tool predicts ecosystem restoration success

    A new approach to predicting whether a degraded ecosystem can be successfully restored is presented in a recent study. The researchers who developed it show how it works with the case of peatland restoration. Their method uses a computer model to link restoration success or failure with plant species and management techniques on the sites. Ecological restoration aims to ‘repair’ ...

  • Guidelines for restoring ecosystems: when, where and how?

    Chemical contamination impairs ecosystem function and reduces biodiversity. Restoration of contaminated ecosystems is important to re-establish the ecosystem services on which society depends. This study provides recommendations to maximise the success of restoration projects by considering when, where and how contaminated sites should be restored. In 2013, the EU produced 322 million tonnes of ...

  • Nigeria Launches $1 Billion Ogoniland Clean-up and Restoration Programme

    Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, today set in motion a $1 billion clean-up and restoration programme of the Ogoniland region in the Niger Delta, announcing that financial and legislative frameworks had been put in place to begin implementing recommendations made by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  Speaking at an event in ...

  • EPA great lakes restoration initiative grants awarded for New York (NY)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making a $20 million investment in the Great Lakes through New York State, targeting the most significant environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. These grants to 17 organizations are part of a larger group of projects throughout Great Lakes states being funded under President Barack Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration initiative. “These ...

  • Utah microbubbles clean dirty soil

    Microbubble technology developed at the University of Utah has the potential to boost a wide range of environmental clean-up efforts around the world. Uses include removing oil and gas byproducts from water, removing organics and heavy metals from industrial sites and removing harmful algae from lakes. "It's very gratifying to see our technology at work in the field", says Andy Hong, who ...


  • Wind, salt and water are leading indicators of land degradation in Abu Dhabi desert lands

    Desert environments are characterized by poor vegetative cover, strong winds, dry, non-cohesive sandy soils, and hyper-arid conditions. In this context, the land resources of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the United Arab Emirates are subjected to various land degradation stresses, including wind erosion, salinization, waterlogging, landfilling, and overgrazing. To sustain the land resources of Abu Dhabi ...


    By Harvard Apparatus

  • Tracking the UK`s carbon from soil to sea

    This January scientists from a range of disciplines will come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon. This carbon is a large element of our 'natural capital' - in fact it is so large that restoring some damaged elements of it, such as upland peat bogs, could cost up to £570 million over the next ...

  • Re-Building the World`s Soil: The Role of Soil Carbon Methodology for U.S. and Global Carbon Offset Projects

    The Earth Partners is pleased to announce the validation of its comprehensive soil carbon quantification methodology by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The new methodology provides a credible, science-based approach to measuring soil carbon and reducing or removing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on land-based agriculture, forestry and other land use projects, including ecosystem restorations. ...


    By The Earth Partners LP

  • Between Hungry People and Climate Change, Soils Need Help

    SELFOSS, Iceland, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - To meet the needs of a rapidly growing human population, more food must be produced over the coming 50 years than in the last 10,000 years combined, scientists say. But land degradation and desertification are undercutting the soil's ability to produce more food, causing an environmental crisis that affects one-third of all people on Earth, say experts ...

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • Mangroves can cope with sea level rise by increasing soil height

    A new report by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International shows that mangroves can adapt to rising sea levels by building up soils in some locations, allaying fears that mangroves may be lost as sea levels rise. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Nothing dirty here: FAO kicks off International Year of Soils 2015

    Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important "silent ally," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on the eve of World Soil Day, to be celebrated on 5 December.  Healthy soils not only are the foundation for food, fuel, fibre and medical products, but also are essential to our ecosystems, ...

  • EPA awards more than $300,000 to Paul Smith’s College to control invasive species; grant is one of nine awarded to New York for great lakes restoration work

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks a $332,869 grant to implement a recreational boat inspection program that will prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species – including zebra mussels, spiny water flea and Eurasian water milfoil plants – in the headwaters of eastern Lake Ontario in the western Adirondack Park. Invasive ...

  • New Jersey Proclaims HRC as leading technology for groundwater and soil clean up: verified low energy requirement, low overall cost to compliance

    Regenesis Bioremediation Products (Regenesis) has received word from the State of New Jersey that HRC has been formally certified as being effective in rapidly reducing resistant groundwater and soil pollution and at significantly reducing energy use on cleanup projects. In a letter from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Commissioner Robert C. Shinn, Regenesis was ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Quarry management in Spain

    Ecological restoration criteria in degraded areas as a result of mining activities call for the reutilisation of the tailings themselves. These materials do not meet the necessary fertility conditions to guarantee the success of the restoration and therefore require organic amendments to obtain an efficient substratum. Deficiencies in the organic material and nutrients of the restoration material ...


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