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Answers to questions about past and future erosion could be found in the fossil sediments of the Pyrenees. Photo: NASA public domainPhoto: NASA public domain

Answers to questions on climate and erosion are 56 million years old

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A study by the University of Geneva revealed how erosion in the Pyrenees increased 4-fold during the global warming experienced between the end of the Palaeocene and the beginning of the Eocene. A scenario that could now be repeated
Support for biochar is part of the Danish government's plan to mitigate CO2 emissions in the agricultural sector between now and 2030. Photo: Lars Plougmann ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE 2.0 GENERIC CC BY-SA 2.0 DeedPhoto: Lars Plougmann ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE 2.0 GENERIC CC BY-SA 2.0 Deed

Denmark bets on biochar for sustainable agriculture

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Biochar in the spotlight: the Danish plan to cut agricultural emissions includes a huge EUR 1.35 billion investment. Chiaramonti (PoliTo): "This solution embraces economic competitiveness and will guarantee multiple benefits"
Driven by climate and agricultural activities, the greatest soil loss in the United States has occurred mainly in the Central Great Plains, on slopes and in cultivated soils. Photo: Steven Martin ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL-NODERIVS 2.0 GENERIC CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DeedSteven Martin ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL-NODERIVS 2.0 GENERIC CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Deed

How climate and human activities have eroded the US soil

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Climate and land-use change have promoted erosion in the United States over the past 70 years. The Central Great Plains has experienced the most significant loss
Permafrost thawing awakens microbes that process organic matter, producing greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: NPS Climate Change Response PUBLIC DOMAIN MARK 1.0 UNIVERSAL PDM 1.0 DeedNPS Climate Change Response PUBLIC DOMAIN MARK 1.0 UNIVERSAL PDM 1.0 Deed

Permafrost microbes may further accelerate climate change

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Permafrost microorganisms, explains a study by Colorado State University, are also able to break down polyphenols. A finding that could force an upward correction of CO2 emission previous estimates
In China, the addition of biochar to agricultural soils has generally increased the organic carbon content of soil aggregates. Photo: Flickr Chris Farmland crops Changan Town China ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL 2.0 GENERIC CC BY-NC 2.0 DeedChris Farmland crops Changan Town China ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL 2.0 GENERIC CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed

Here is how biochar promotes the sequestration of organic carbon

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Biochar promotes the formation of soil aggregates and, with them, carbon sequestration, a research explains. In some Chinese farmland, the presence of the substance has increased by 60 per cent
Prepsoil webinar takes place on June 13 and June 18. Image: © 2022-24 PREPSOILSource: © 2022-24 PREPSOIL

Prepsoil announces a webinar on smart financing for Living Labs and Lighthouses

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The first of two webinar events organized as part of the Prepsoil Project will be held on June 13. Main topic: solutions for Living Labs and Lighthouse farms, which are key players in the development of soil best practices
Water that does not evaporate first passes through the canopies and carries nutrients to the soil through leaves and branches or along the stems. Photo: Stuart Rankin CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 GenericStuart Rankin CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic

This is how canopies affect the distribution of soil nutrients

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Chinese research analyzed nutrient precipitation dynamics by identifying and quantifying soil enrichment mechanisms in relation to climate and vegetation
The researchers' hope is that by predicting drought in advance, farmers and ranchers can better plan for water management. Photo: jackoscage CC BY 2.0 DEED Attribution 2.0 Genericjackoscage CC BY 2.0 DEED Attribution 2.0 Generic

NASA follows the light and anticipates flash droughts

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Space Agency researchers have found a correlation between flash drought and the intensity of induced fluorescence. A phenomenon related to photosynthesis and observable from space
The frequency and impact of wildfires have increased in recent decades, changing the organic and inorganic composition of the soil © European Union (photo by Pavel Koubek) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic© European Union (photo by Pavel Koubek) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

Soil, wildfires and recovery: how much do we know?

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A U.S. study reviews current knowledge about wildfires and the resilience of ecosystems. Some factors can promote regeneration. Others end up impeding it
A Strasburgo sono in atto da tempo inizitive di de-sealing del suolo. Foto: Ralph Hammann - Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Legacy of soil sealing studied in Strasbourg

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The PerméaSol project will study the ecological trajectory of "liberated" urban soil over the next 3 years. Thus assessing the long-term effects of sealing