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Soil Erosion

Top Soil Could Be Gone In 60 Years If Degradation Continues, UN Official Warns

Reuters | Chris Arsenault | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green

ROME, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue ...

Meet the New Dust Bowl, Same as the Old Dust Bowl

Donald Carr | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Donald Carr

Ken Burns, America's premiere documentarian, has tackled topics from jazz to the Civil War. His new film chronicles the Dust Bowl, the massive ecological disaster that plagued a large swath of U. S. farmland during the 1930's.

The Desert of Maine

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The Desert of Maine is one of those roadside attractions you ju...

Public Health Relies on Environmental Stewardship in the Farm Bill

Robert Lawrence | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Lawrence

An ailing ecosystem puts human populations at risk, and all of us interested in human health should be on the edge of our seats watching what the House does with the bill this month.

WATCH: Soil Erosion Far Worse Than Reported In American Farmlands

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green

If the American classic song is right and “this land was made for you and me,” then why are we paying to have it destroyed? This is the question p...

Copenhagen -- You Can't Talk Climate Without Talking Water

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The effects of climate change are all about water. By failing to tie these effects together by this single, cogent thread, delegates to Copenhagen are failing those they represent.