Category Archives: Soil

Sadly, CSIRO points out soil sequestration may not be enough.

While the Liberal party continues to argue for abolishing the carbon tax, a new study by the CSIRO points out flaws in their policy. STEVE CANNANE: But a new three-year CSIRO study into soil carbon raises serious doubts about those … Continue reading

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‘Slumming it’ Part 2 — NOT the way to sort plastic!

In part 2 of ‘Slumming it’ Kevin again focused on the community benefits of living in smaller, walking distance societies. He seemed full of wonder at their relationships and spontaneous meeting places and shared spaces. He marvelled at their community. … Continue reading

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Peak phosphorus fuels food fears › Science Features (ABC Science)

In fact, modern agriculture has become completely dependent on using phosphate rock as a basis for fertilisers, says Cordell. “We have essentially become addicted.” The trouble is that the global supply of that rock is running out. According to Cordell, … Continue reading

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Guardian: peak phosphate

It’s great to see peak phosphate getting a mention in the mainstream press like this! I’m just so relieved that The Guardian is covering it. Although the print version of Guardian is behind a few other English papers, the Guardian … Continue reading

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Americans headed West because of… phosphorus?

I found this an interesting historical quirk… Phosphorus is essential to all life forms. It is essential for DNA, RNA, ATP and many other biological functions. There is no substitute – it’s present in every cell. Without phosphorus you would … Continue reading

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