• Brown lands and hotter skies

    Open Forum     |      March 30, 2024

    Reducing land clearing and regenerating the nation’s natural vegetation and soils could absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide, but New Curtin University research has shown the warming climate will turn Australia’s soil into a net emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) unless action is taken.

  • Saving soils can save the Earth

    Open Forum     |      June 25, 2023

    New Curtin University research has identified the most carbon-rich soils in Australia are in areas that are most threatened by human activities and climate change.

  • Farmers must join the fight against climate change

    James Ha     |      September 27, 2021

    Without action to reduce land clearing and improve soil carbon, agriculture may become Australia’s largest source of emissions, requiring hugely expensive carbon offsetting paid for by taxpayers, consumers and farmers themselves.  

  • Soil carbon finally secures the recognition it deserves

    John White     |      October 19, 2020

    The government has finally acknowledged the potential of sequestering carbon in Australia’s denuded soils, delivering a climate change solution at a profit instead of a cost, along with multiple co-benefits for both people and the natural environment.

  • Scotdesco steps up to combat climate change

    Gabriel Haros     |      February 13, 2019

    A national climate action summit to highlight the work of the Scotdesco Aboriginal Community in a successful soil carbon project at Bookabie should attract the support of the nation’s politicians and help revitalise the climate change debate.