Soil News stories
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’.
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.
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.
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.