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Action on climate change: protecting our peatlands

by The Scottish Government
Posted on March 15, 2017

An £8 million investment will restore peatlands and help reduce carbon emissions, Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has revealed as she opened the funding for applications today.

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Data farming provides new insights on soil fertility

by British Geological Survey
Posted on March 09, 2017

Scientists from the British Geological Survey and NRM Laboratories have found a novel way of using soil data to assess soil fertility.

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Scottish soils featured in art and science crossover project

by The James Hutton Institute
Posted on February 28, 2017

Samples from Scotland’s National Soil Archive hosted at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen have been used for the art and science project Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana) by artist Ilana Halperin, which highlights the historical connections between Japan and Scotland.

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A new look for Scotland's soils

by Scotland's environment web
Posted on October 03, 2016

The Scotland’s soils website is part of the Scotland’s environment web family, and provides data and information on Scotland’s soils

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Valuing your soils

Posted on September 26, 2016

As part of the recently published “Valuing Your Soils” guidance, new videos using case-studies of real farmers’ experiences are now available on the Farming and Water Scotland website.

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Hutton soil forensic evidence helps police

by The James Hutton Institute
Posted on September 22, 2016

"In addition to being a key resource for food security and human sustainability, soils contain many physical, chemical and biological characteristics which can potentially be of great use to the investigative and reconstructive processes"

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