30 Aug '11, 10am

土を守ることは私たち自身を守ること 小さな一握りの土の中には、50億の細菌、2000万の放線菌、100万の原生動物、20万の藻・菌糸が存在するとされ、生き生きと活動しています。

土を守ることは私たち自身を守ること 小さな一握りの土の中には、50億の細菌、2000万の放線菌、100万の原生動物、20万の藻・菌糸が存在するとされ、生き生きと活動しています。

A scientist from the University of Sheffield is warning that the most essential and precious of the earth's resources - its soil - is under a greater threat than ever before. As the font from which most human activity is nourished, preserving a healthy soil 'bank' is vital for the well-being of future generations. And soil under assault from all sides, putting the essential services that it provides under threat. In today's Nature , Professor Steve Banwart highlights the work of the Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) in riasing to that challenge - where scientists are getting together to help protect the soil, which lies at the heart of the so-called 'critical zone'. The 'critical zone is the thin veneer of the earth's surface that meets all the fundamental needs of life on this planet. It extends from the shallow roots of the earth, where drinking water is pooled in aquife...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/scitech/call-save-soils-save-ou...

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cleantechnica.com 30 Aug '11, 8am

While we were all fuming during the ridiculous bra-waving by the GOP over whether we should pay our bills or not, a rather...