World Soil Day focuses on "neglected resource"
December 5 is being hailed as World Soil Day, a time to bring attention to the importance of soil science and conservation, according to a statement from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
“Soil is one of the world’s most neglected resources,” says David Lindbo, president of SSSA.
The organization is encouraging the media to promote a public service announcement on the importance of soils in protecting water quality, Linbo said. The group also is making soil scientists available to speak with the media on World Soil Day.
A website dedicated to soils (http://soilsmatter.wordpress.com) offers information across a range of topics, including water quality, climate change, soil microbiology, soil formation, and more.
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