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  • Emerging Use Cases for Digital Soil Nutrient Maps of Ethiopia

    Emerging Use Cases for Digital Soil Nutrient Maps of Ethiopia

    By basing efforts to improve soil fertility directly on soil nutrient composition, the Ministry of Ethiopia will be able to identify key problems that are often overlooked, and to customize responses.

  • New Understanding of Soil Quality throughout Africa

    New Understanding of Soil Quality throughout Africa

    A new interactive mapping tool lets users visualize a broad range of soil data for the continent of Africa.

  • Mapping Hot Spots of Lead to Protect Children

    Mapping Hot Spots of Lead to Protect Children

    A new study in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization shows how hot spots of lead contamination in soil can be pinpointed in order to safeguard children against drastic health effects. Researchers led by geochemist Alexander van Geen of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, studied soil around two Peruvian mining towns, and found high lead concentrations…

  • Why Soil Matters

    Why Soil Matters

    Soil is the source of all life. Yet “we know more about soils of Mars than about soils of Africa,” says Pedro Sanchez, director of the Earth Institute’s Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program. To remedy this situation, the Earth Institute is taking part in an ambitious undertaking to map the world’s soils.

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  • Emerging Use Cases for Digital Soil Nutrient Maps of Ethiopia

    Emerging Use Cases for Digital Soil Nutrient Maps of Ethiopia

    By basing efforts to improve soil fertility directly on soil nutrient composition, the Ministry of Ethiopia will be able to identify key problems that are often overlooked, and to customize responses.

  • New Understanding of Soil Quality throughout Africa

    New Understanding of Soil Quality throughout Africa

    A new interactive mapping tool lets users visualize a broad range of soil data for the continent of Africa.

  • Mapping Hot Spots of Lead to Protect Children

    Mapping Hot Spots of Lead to Protect Children

    A new study in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization shows how hot spots of lead contamination in soil can be pinpointed in order to safeguard children against drastic health effects. Researchers led by geochemist Alexander van Geen of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, studied soil around two Peruvian mining towns, and found high lead concentrations…

  • Why Soil Matters

    Why Soil Matters

    Soil is the source of all life. Yet “we know more about soils of Mars than about soils of Africa,” says Pedro Sanchez, director of the Earth Institute’s Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program. To remedy this situation, the Earth Institute is taking part in an ambitious undertaking to map the world’s soils.