Please see the latest message from IUSS President Professor Rattan Lal on the theme that "We are a Soil"
The 25-year Environmental Plan (25-YEP) was announced on the 11th January 2018 by the Prime Minister, Theresa May. An ambitious plan which considers a wide range of environmental topics, including amongst others; biodiversity, land-use, plastics, well-being and climate change.
Business Secretary Greg Clark announced £90 million for agri-tech in a keynote speech to the National Farmers’ Union Conference on 21st Fewbruary 2018.
Forests across the United States -- and especially forest soils -- store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
Council Member Leila Froud watched a programme on Chanel 4 this week "Hannibal's Elephant Army: The New Evidence " which showed a team of scientists digging cores in a mountain clearing on the alps and found “disturbed soils” at depth, these were from when Hannibal’s army of horses and elephants from rested for a while en route to Rome! Also, high levels of nutrient in the horse manure was still evident in the soils all these centuries on.