Soil Degradation and Soil Quality

Soil is the most basic natural resource that supports all terrestrial life on earth. It is finite in extent and non-renewable over human timescale. However, it is prone to degradation owing to land misuse, mismanagement and other natural and anthropogenic forces. Soil degradation can be of different types: Physical: Erosion, decline in structure, water logging, […]

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The Consumption Explosion

Middle class consumption patterns around the world, not population in the South, is the most immediate ecological challenge. But with sprouting middle classes in India and elsewhere, mapping the geography of responsibility for hazardous global environmental changes is now a complex matter. Population explosion – population bomb – population problem – population overload… These are […]

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