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Stop abusing land, scientists warn

5th August 2019

Scientists are to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage being done to the land surface of the planet.

Human activities have led to the degrading of soils, expanded deserts, felled forests, driven out wildlife, and drained peatlands, they will say.

In the process, land has been turned from an asset that combats climate change into a major source of carbon.


Wiley and the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies Announce New Publishing Partnership

1st August 2019

John Wiley and Sons Inc.(NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B) is delighted to announce a new publishing partnership with Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS). ACSESS has selected Wiley to publish its esteemed journals, magazines, and books program on behalf of its three member societies: American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).


New Defra Chief Scientist appointed

18th July 2019

Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by Defra to be the department’s new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).

Professor Henderson, currently a Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford and until recently its head of department, will join Defra in October this year.

He will replace Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving Defra after seven years in the post.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Henderson said:


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