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Episode 246. Growing in Sub-Soil???

This is The ChangeUnderground for the week ending 22nd of February 2021.

Iā€™m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

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More than a third of farmland in the U.S. Corn Belt ā€” nearly 100 million acres ā€” has completely lost its carbon-rich topsoil due to erosion, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The loss of topsoil has reduced corn and soybean yields in the Midwest by 6 percent, resulting in a loss of nearly $3 billion a year for farmers, and increased runoff of sediment and nutrients into nearby waterways, worsening water quality.

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