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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 15: Life on Land


Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. Earth's body of soil, called the pedosphere, has four important functions:

  • as a medium for plant growth
  • as a means of water storage, supply and purification
  • as a modifier of Earth's atmosphere
  • as a habitat for organisms

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Organizations relating to Soil

International Humic Substances Society / Seville, Spain / Est. 1981
ISRIC - World Soil Information / Wageningen, Netherlands / Est. 1966
European Turfgrass Society / Quinto Vicentino, Italy / Est. 2007
European Association for Flowers and Landscaping / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1996
Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe / Sydney NS, Canada
International Soil Conservation Organization / Honolulu HI, USA / Est. 1983
Perlite Institute / Harrisburg PA, USA / Est. 1949
International Erosion Control Association / Aurora CO, USA / Est. 1972
Benelux Society for Horticultural Science / Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Est. 1996
Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration / Val-David QC, Canada / Est. 1983
European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Group / London, UK / Est. 1994
International Association of Breeders and Distributors of Ornamental Plant Varieties / Voorhout, Netherlands / Est. 1970
International Potash Institute / Zug, Switzerland / Est. 1952
European Soil Bureau / Ispra, Italy / Est. 1996
European Compost Network / Bochum, Germany
Exchange of Notes Constituting an Agreement Concerning the Exchange of Cut Flowers on a Commercial Basis / Est. 1955
Asian Dust Network / Ibaraki, Japan / Est. 2001
European Clay Groups Association / Grenoble, France / Est. 1987
International Symposium on Soil Biology / Budapest, Hungary
Soil Association / Bristol, UK / Est. 1946
American Public Gardens Association / Wilmington DE, USA / Est. 1940
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 1992
World Association of Soil and Water Conservation / Beijing, China / Est. 1983
International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation / Beijing, China / Est. 1984

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World Problems relating to Soil

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Natural environment degradation
Angel dust
Soil erosion by wind
Particulate atmospheric pollution
Soil infertility
Radioactive fallout
Soil erosion
Soil degradation
Dust as an occupational hazard
Cement dust
Expansive soils
Liming of lakes and rivers
Limestone dust
Land erosion brought about by site development
Soil-borne diseases in animals
Metal contamination of soil
Soil erosion by water
Pesticide destruction of soil fauna and micro-organisms
Threatened alluvial forests habitats
Soil-transmitted diseases
Soil pollution
Soil compaction
Dust storms
Lead as a health hazard at work
House dust

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