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Soil News stories

Science & Research News

Science & Research News

17 Jan: Climate change-induced soil salinity increases in Bangladesh has marked, alarming effects for inhabitants of the region.

17 Jan: China has announced a planned further mission to the moon in December 2019, to return with 20kgs lunar soil and rock.

16 Jan: A pioneering study published in Nature Communications has revealed the rate at which the temperature of the world’s permafrost soils is rising.

11 Jan: The discovery of a new strain of antibiotic found to inhibit multi-resistant bacteria has had surprising effects for a churchyard in Ireland that houses the ‘miracle soil’.

Politics & Policy News

Politics & Policy News

17 Jan: The Environmental Audit Committee have published their Sustainable Seas report which highlights action needed on climate change, fisheries and marine conservation.

14 Jan: The government has published its new Clean Air Strategy, including a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution.

30 Dec: Defra and the Forestry Commission are consulting on plans to introduce new measures around the felling of urban trees. Contribute your views here.

Stakeholder & Supporter News

Stakeholder & Supporter News

15 Jan: The University of Plymouth are analysing soil at the Eden Project and hope their findings will help protect topsoils elsewhere from the effects of climate change.

8 Jan: Sustain have produced this outline of the tests & trials relating to Defra’s new farm support scheme; and this projection of the year ahead for food and farming.

21 Dec: The SSA are delighted to have become members of the Sustain alliance and look forward to working closely together with the organisation in the months to come.

For an archive of past soil announcements by date, see our section:  The Week in Soil.