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Study identifies way to enhance the sustainability of manufactured soils

A combination of waste materials supplemented with a product of biomass could help in the search for high quality soils, a new study suggests.  Soil degradation is posing a huge threat to global food security and every year, around 12 million hectares of cropland are lost to soil erosion. Scientists from the University of Plymouth have demonstrated that adding biochar - a solid, carbon-rich mater...
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Diffuse Pollution explained

Diffuse Pollution
Diffuse source water pollution is less commonly recognised than point source water pollution because it arises in a catchment from many different sources that do not have an obvious discharge point. Diffuse pollution is caused when pollutants from a range of dispersed urban and rural land use activities contaminate our waterways and groundwater as a result of rainfall, soil infiltration and su...
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