Soil science: Healing our planet’s ills from the ground up

Posted by 12 Feb, 2011

ScienceDaily (2011-02-09) — Soil depletion hastened the collapse of at least one society,

the Greeks, and contributed to economic hardship as recently as the last century in the

Great Plains of the United States.  With climate change and population growth affecting

the services provided by soil, a team of scientists say more attention should be paid to

protecting and rejuvenating soil. Strategies for doing so include refocusing and boosting

research, and communicating its importance to the public.

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