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

Reuters | Chris Arsenault | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

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

Farm to Fork Across America: 'Farming Beyond Me... Fighting the Tide in a Sea of Wheat'

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

For over 60 years, the chronic use of inorganic fertilizers and chemicals has poisoned the Palouse's eco-system food chain. This has far reaching impact as toxic soil runoff spreads through the Columbia River watershed.

I Have Seen the Enemy and the Enemy Is Climate Change

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Emanuel Pastreich

Are we looking at a life-and-death crisis that demands mass mobilization, a controlled and rationed economy and large-scale strategic planning for the short and long term? Does this crisis demand, in short, a war economy and a complete rethinking of the military system?

Plant Roots: When Biology Is More Than Biology

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

2012-10-08-plant.jpgOkay, it's a mouth full, but if that doesn't grab you, let me just say watching 100 hours of plant growth in under 10 seconds in 3-D is pretty awesome.

Lynne Peeples

Farm Bill 2012 Eyed For Enhancing Conservation -- Of Soil And Farmers' Livelihood

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

American farmers suffered more crop losses in 2011 than in any other year in recorded history. Total insurance payouts have surpassed $9 billion, and ...

PHOTOS: It's Woodstock . . . Minus The Sex, Drugs And Rock 'n Roll

Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

This festival certainly isn't good, clean fun. A mud festival in Westland, Mich., let kids play dirty on July 12. Children ages 12 and under had a ...

City Playgrounds Tackle Toxic Soil and Equipment

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans city and school leaders want to remove contaminants from playgrounds, where even the most benign-looking spots can harbor arsenic on swing sets and lead and arsenic in soil.

You Are What You Invest: Achieving Joyful Sustainability (AUDIO)

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

We are living and spending in a way that can no longer be supported by the earth. We've exhausted her. It hurts the beauty in our lives and the beauty of the planet.

ReThink Review: DIRT! The Movie -- Love the Earth, Literally

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Earth Day has come and gone, and while many of us took time to think about our planet, we were probably focused on the things that happen on its surfa...

Haiti's Fish and Coral, An Untold Story Of Environmental Loss

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Some aid projects have focused on restoring the country's forests, but few have tried to fix the generations of harm that has been done to Haiti's coral, its mangroves, its beaches and, most of all, its fish.

Post Earthquake, Some Nasty Voices On Battered Haiti

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Most of the country's trees had long since been chopped down for firewood. Much of the topsoil had washed away and when the rain got heavy, the bare hills and mountains became launch pads for floods.

Describing the Devastation of Mountaintop Mining

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We also need to cap carbon and make coal pay its true price so that clean energy can compete with it. NRDC will be working on all of that.