A real-life experiment to mimic future conditions for soils affected by climate change suggests that some of the biggest impacts could be to ecosystems buried out of sight beneath our feet.
More than one-fifth of global warming emissions come from land use. Sustainable farming can make soil healthier and better able to soak up carbon, while saving energy and boosting food production.
They might be a hated household pest, but ants actually live fascinating and complex lives.
Resistance to antibiotics is not a new trait, and it is impossible to prevent. But it is possible to avoid its spread.
Thousands of years of history tells the same story over and over: you ignore soil at your peril.
Because the interactions between trees, soils, crops and livestock can be positive or negative, their relationship must be balanced and understood.
Understanding the different facets of soil reveals a complex and fascinating cultural and evolutionary history.
Carbon in soil can help with tackling climate change. Maintaining soil quality by supporting farmers through economic incentives and technical approaches is important.
New satellite-based research shows there is at least as much value in knowing how much water is left for plants to use as there is in knowing how much rain may be on the way.
The thin layer of soil on our planet's surface ultimately sustains us all, but it's a finite resource. With a growing global population, perhaps it is time to start looking for alternatives.
Climate change is shrinking winter snow cover in Northeast forests, which protects tree roots and soil from repeated freezing and thawing. This could stunt tree growth and forest carbon storage.
If we need more trees, many will have to be introduced into managed agricultural mosaic landscapes.
Adapting to climate change means improving soil health, so it can hold more water (even during droughts).
More action is needed to increase soil organic matter for the sake of improved nutrition.
A weather expert explains where petrichor – that pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm's first raindrops – comes from.
A Land Degradation Surveillance framework could solve this problem by systematically measuring and tracking indicators of land health in Africa.
Soil scientists have rarely gone the extra mile to translate their knowledge into forms that can be integrated into economic decision making.
Farmer-led development work can improve people's lives, provide access to food and water - and re-connect them to nature.
Would you be shocked by a supermarket without carrots, potatoes or broccoli, at any time of year? But harvesting in the off-season does serious damage to our soil.
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.