Hands Soil Roots Channels Advancing a soil health movement

Richard L. Gast, with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, shares his thoughts on the soil health movement from the aims of the New York Soil Health Initiative to the various efforts to improve the health of our soils.

 

Wikimedia Commons Image - Chichen ItzaAncient Mayan Clearcutting Still Impacts Carbon in Soil Today

A new study by geochemist Peter Douglas of McGill University and his colleagues shows that clearcutting has impacted the soil’s ability to store carbon, a finding that has significant implications for modern societies.

 

Ocean‘Farmer of the sea’ shares struggles in Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico fishermen visit farmers in Wisconsin to educate farmers upstream about the impacts their practices have on their business downstream.

 

NatGeo Talking TreesHow trees secretly talk to each other in the forest

In the Douglas fir forests of Canada, see how trees “talk” to each other by forming underground symbiotic relationships—called mycorrhizae—with fungi to relay stress signals and share resources with one another.

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