Category Archives: Soil

Agriculture. Climate change impacts in the United States.

Notes from 25 page: Hatfield, J., et. al. 2014: Ch. 6: Agriculture. Climate Change Impacts in the United States. The Third National Climate Assessment. 150-174. Note the main calorie growing regions of the United States (not shown: hogs, cattle, milk … Continue reading

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Peak soil, Peak Phosphate, Peak Fertilizer means Peak Food

Amundson, R., et al. May 7, 2015. Soil and human security in the 21st century. Science 348. A group of leading soil scientists has summarized the precarious state of the world’s soil resources and the possible ramifications for human security … Continue reading

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Overshoot and dieoff : humans beyond carrying capacity

Land transformation by humans: A Review. Roger. Hooke, José F. Martín-Duque. 2012. Geological Society of America Prognosis for the Future Looking ahead a few decades, land suitable for agriculture will likely continue to diminish as urban areas expand soil is … Continue reading

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Big Agriculture is pissing away our topsoil

Donald Carr.  14 Apr 2011. Big Ag is pissing away our nation’s rich topsoil. Grist.org Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that … Continue reading

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Soil

  Farmland Disappearing Sheck, J. 11 Mar 2010.  Fewer Farms to Feed ‘Local’ Appetite Small City Plots Foster a Sense of Agricultural Revival, but Fail to Make Up for the Steady Loss of Farmland in the Region.  Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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