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World Soil Day 2020 in the press

UN News
Contribution of life in soil ‘remains largely underestimated’, says UN agriculture agency

4 Dec 2020 - Even though soil organisms play a crucial role in boosting food production, enhancing nutritious diets, preserving human health, and combating climate change, the real contribution of these tiny life forms remains largely underestimated, the UN agriculture agency (FAO) said.

Photo: ©FAO/Manan Vatsyayana 

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FAO News
New FAO report highlights the role of soil organisms in ensuring sustainable agri-food systems and mitigating climate change

4 Dec 2020 - World Soil Day event celebrated the unsung "food heroes". Soil organisms play a crucial role in boosting food production, enhancing nutritious diets, preserving human health, and combating climate change, but their contribution remains largely underestimated.

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UN Stamps
World Soil Day stamps

4 Dec 2020 - On 5 December 2020, UNPA will issue a personalized stamp sheet celebrating World Soil Day. The stamp sheet consists of ten US$ 1.20 denominated stamps with the illustrations composed in soil to reflect the indispensable role of soil in sustaining all lives on earth.

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FAO story
It’s alive! Soil is much more than you think. Soil biodiversity is the foundation for human life

5 Dec 2020 - When we go about our daily routines, most of us are unaware that beneath our feet lies an outstandingly diverse community of plants, animals and microbes that makes up our soils. Soils are more than just “dirt” - they’re a major reservoir of global biodiversity.

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FAO Story
Soils should have rights too. A pioneer in soil research and Conservation Agriculture, Dr. Rattan Lal paved the way in one of FAO’s key areas of work

1 Dec 2020 - Growing up on a small farm in India, Dr. Rattan Lal experienced much of the hardship faced by today’s smallholder farmers. His family didn’t have running water or electricity, but he explains, “We never missed it because that was the way everybody lived.”

Photo: ©Ohio State University/K. Chamberlain 

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UNCCD News
World Soil Day 2020: Keep soil alive, protect biodiversity. A statement by the UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw

5 Dec 2020 - Plants, animals and humans – all forms of life on Earth depend on healthy soil. Soil is the basis of all terrestrial ecosystems, supporting our food and water security while playing an important part in reducing the impacts of climate change, yet its status and its biodiversity are often overlooked.

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UNCCD News
World Soil Day 2020

12 Jun 2020 - FAO World Soil Day 2020 event "World Soil Day 2020: Keep Soil Alive. Protect Soil Biodiversity" will take place virtually from 13:15 to 14:30 (New York time).

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IAEA News
World Soil Day 2020: IAEA & FAO lay the groundwork to ‘Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity’

4 Dec 2020 - Soil, the ubiquitous living resource beneath our feet, is alive with organisms that work in a coordinated effort to sustain life on Earth.

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BBC
Why soil is one of the most amazing things on Earth

3 Dec 2020 - Soil is underappreciated. But it's vital in so many ways. Here's a look at the magic of soil.

Photo: ©Flock London in partnership with the Royal Society 

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New York times
How Selfish Are Plants? Let’s Do Some Root Analysis. A new model further untangles the complex strategy games playing out under our feet.

14 Dec 2020 - Imagine you’re a pepper plant. You need water and nutrients. Luckily, you can grow roots that grab that stuff from the soil and pipe it back to you. So far, so good.

Photo: Illustration by Jonathan Bartlett, Animation by Andrew Rodriguez 

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New York times
The Social Life of Forests. Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?

2 Dec 2020 - As a child, Suzanne Simard often roamed Canada’s old-growth forests with her siblings.

Photo: ©Brendan George Ko 

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The Guardian
Global soils underpin life but future looks ‘bleak’, warns UN report It takes thousands of years for soils to form, meaning protection is needed urgently, say scientists

4 Dec 2020 - Global soils are the source of all life on land but their future looks “bleak” without action to halt degradation, according to the authors of a UN report.

Photo: ©Zsolt Czeglédi/EPA 

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Xinhuanet - 腾讯新闻客户端
土这种物质,可太冤了

4 Dec 2020 - In the Grand Canyon near Grand Junction, Colorado, salt remains on the surface through groundwater or human over-irrigation, turning the dry soil white/ 在科罗拉多州大章克申附近的大峡谷,盐通过地下水或者人类的过度浇灌残留在地表,使干燥的土壤变白。

Photo: ©Jim Richardson/ NAT GEO image collection. 

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NDTV
World Soil Day 2020: What We Can Do To Stop Soil Pollution

4 Dec 2020 - World Soil Day 2020: Soil is home to more than one-fourth of the Earth's biodiversity. World Soil Day on December 5 is one of the key dates on the UN calendar when outreach activities globally try to bring governments, businesses, non-profit groups, scientists and the people on the same page.

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The Indipendent
Let’s stop treating soil like dirt – all life relies on the ecosystems under our feet. Instead of pouring chemicals into the world’s magnificent muddy habitats, let’s protect them

5 Dec 2020 - In his collection of verse The Soil Never Sleeps, Adam Horovitz refers to the power of the “microscopic multiverse” where “all the sciences work as one”.

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National Geographic
Soil. Obviously it is a substance that is not less important than air and water. While these two are regarded as pure symbols by people, soil has become synonymous with "dirt".

4 Dec 2020 - Near the village of Gourga in Burkina Faso, a man stands barefoot on the ground of Yacouba Sawadogo’s farm.

Photo: ©Jim Richardson/ NAT GEO image collection. 

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Financial times
The superpowers of soil

6 Nov 2020 - Healthy humus makes for beautiful plants, helps reverse damage to the earth and is good business too.

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Financial times
Scientists probe soil biodiversity’s effect on crops and carbon. Farmers of the future will have smart tools to assess what lives below the surface

23 Jan 2020 - The most enjoyable science activity of my middle years at school involved soil biodiversity. We poured jugs of mustard water on to squares of grass and earth — and counted how many earthworms and other invertebrates escaped the irritating liquid.

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Infobae
La biodiversidad del suelo, una solución natural a muchos retos de Humanidad

4 Dec 2020 - La biodiversidad del suelo puede ser una solución natural a muchos de los retos que afronta la Humanidad, desde la producción de alimentos hasta el almacenamiento del agua, pasando por la fijación del carbono o la obtención de medicinas.

Photo: ©EFE/JAVIER FUENTES/Archivo 

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La Nación
Día Mundial del Suelo: los objetivos de dos empresas ligadas al agro para ayudar a cuidarlo

5 Dec 2020 - Desde 2014, el 5 de diciembre de cada año se celebra el día Mundial del Suelo (WSD) cuando la ONU designó esa fecha a propuesta por la FAO.

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La Nación
Día Mundial del Suelo: cómo es la pérdida de biodiversidad año tras año

5 Dec 2020 - Día Mundial del Suelo se celebra cada 5 de diciembre como un medio para reforzar la importancia de un suelo sano y abogar por la gestión sostenible de sus recursos.

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360doc个人图书馆
Soil and Ecosystem Health: From Nature Research to Zoning Management - 土壤与生态系统健康:从性质研究到分区管理

5 Dec 2020 - 万物土中生,土壤是人类社会可持续发展的物质基础,土壤生态系统的健康关乎人类福祉。本文从我国土壤资源的空间格局出发,分析土壤性质与污染物活性之间的关系,探讨土壤污染区域差异的原因,最后指出因地制宜、分区管理是实现土壤生态系统健康发展的必由之路。

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The Conversation
Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: learning more about it is urgent

7 Dec 2020 - Although soils are vital for agriculture, biodiversity and clean water, this below-ground world is often overlooked.

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ANSA
Fao, cerimonia virtuale per la Giornata mondiale del suolo. Sarà presentato primo rapporto sulla biodiversità del suolo

3 Dec 2020 - Sarà presentato il 4 dicembre il primo rapporto sulla biodiversità del suolo, nel corso della celebrazione della Fao per la Giornata mondiale del suolo che ricorre ogni anno il 5 dicembre. Quest'anno il tema è "Manteniamo il suolo vivo, proteggiamo la biodiversità del suolo".

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Huffington post
Fao: “Uccidere il suolo limita lo sviluppo di farmaci e vaccini”. Appello per l’agroecologia. La rigenerazione del terreno arriva a valere 774 euro l’anno a ettaro

4 Dec 2020 - Fatichiamo a rendercene conto perché è la base che ci sostiene, il nostro punto di riferimento primario. Eppure il suolo è fragile. Perché è una pelle viva e noi la stiamo urticando.

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Science
There’s an ecosystem beneath your feet—and it needs protection, new report says

4 Dec 2020 - Reach down and scoop up some soil. Cupped in your hands may be 5000 different kinds of creatures—and as many individual cells as there are humans on the globe.

Photo: ©FAO/Matteo Sala 

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Le Monde
« La sécurité alimentaire est sous la menace de la dégradation des sols »

17 Jun 2020 - Tribune De l’état des sols dépendent les biens que nous consommons, l’occulter serait fatal.

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La Repubblica
Giornata mondiale del suolo, task force dell'Onu per salvarlo. La biodiversità della microfauna e microflora assicura raccolti e vivibilità del Pianeta

4 Dec 2020 - Sotto i nostri piedi, vive in gran segreto un quarto dell'intera biodiversità terrestre.

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