Warming soils ‘could make climate change worse’

Soils could release much more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere as the climate warms. That’s according to new research by scientists, whose findings are based on a field experiment that, for the first time, explored what happens to carbon trapped in soil when all the layers are warmed. In this case, it extended to […]

MPs warn on neglected and polluted UK soils

The government’s failure to protect Britain’s soils could put public health at risk and speed up climate change, according to MPs. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) warns failing to prevent soil degradation could lead to increased flood risk, lower food security and greater carbon emissions. Soil is said to be a “massive carbon sink, storing […]