Beyond Dirt: The Ecosystem Beneath our Feet
Exploring soil in our backyards!
Soils support 95 percent of all food production, filter water, and are one of our most cost-effective reservoirs for sequestering carbon. The secret powers of soil are in its chemical, physical, and biological make-up, making the preservation and health of soil incredibly important for what lies below ground, but also above.
Over the past century, we’ve lost nearly half of what makes soil productive. Studying soil is key to ensuring that we not only prevent further degradation, but also rebuild soils to their full potential.
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- Environmental Science,
- Life Science,
- Chemistry of Life,
- Physical Science,
- Scientific Process & Ethics,
- Science & Society,
- Styles of Scientific Reasoning,
- Categorization & Classification
- Everyday Materials