05 May '11, 2pm

May 5 News: Clean energy poised for 20-fold growth by 2050; Gas prices rise, demand continues to drop

To an untrained eye, the fields of Iowa have a reassuring solidity. You cannot tell that the state has lost half its topsoil in the past century. According to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, Iowa’s soil is washing away at rates far higher than anyone realized. For Iowa — and other Corn Belt states facing similar problems — this means an increasing loss of fertility that has to be replaced chemically. It marks a failure of stewardship, since these soils will have to feed future generations. And every particle that washes away causes problems downstream, including sedimentation — which can increase the risk of flooding — and the alarming dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, the result of runoff of the chemical fertilizers farmers apply to make up for lost fertility. The Agriculture Department says that a “sustainable” rate of topsoil loss for most of Iowa is 5...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/05/may-5-news-clean-en...

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