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Unearthing Permaculture: A Critical Perspective on Soil Regeneration

In the dialogue concerning environmental preservation, attention often gravitates toward issues like air quality, water pollution, and the encroachment of human-centric developments. Yet, lurking beneath our consciousness is a neglected victim – the soil. Vital for our sustenance, soil has silently weathered decades of degradation due to widespread use of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers. It is here where permaculture comes into play.

Western Ghats Faces 94% Increase in Soil Loss

A recent study by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay reveals a staggering 94% increase in soil erosion in the Western Ghats Region (WGR) from 1990 to 2020. This concerning trend poses a severe threat to the biodiversity hotspot, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tamil Nadu emerges as the worst-hit, experiencing a soil loss rate of 121% during the same period.

Human-Induced Salinization Threatens Environment

Human activities make the Earth's air, soil and freshwater saltier and this continued salt accumulation poses an "existential threat" to the environment if current patterns persist, said a recent scientific review.

Majority Life Actually Lives Below the  Earth

In a groundbreaking revelation, scientists have unveiled Earth's most diverse ecosystem, and it's not the vast oceans, lush rainforests, or sprawling swamps. Surprisingly, it's the unassuming soil (earth) beneath us that teems with life, shaping the very essence of our planet. Recent research by ecologist Mark Anthony and his team has spotlighted the astonishing biodiversity within this unexplored realm.

Soil Pollution And Heart Issues

Is Soil pollution related to heart disease? Pollution has adverse impact on the health. In a major finding, scientists found that pesticides...

A Historic Moment; Plants Grown in Moon Soil

First in human history and a milestone in lunar and space exploration, scientists from the University of Florida have grown plants in...

Countries Need to Consolidate Soil Data; FAO  

When reliable soil data is the need of the hour at the time of increased food insecurity, the UN Food Agency has warned that...