Title: The European Environment State and Outlook 2010 - Soil 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2010 
Availability: doi:10.2800/58866 TH-30-10-462-EN-N 
Author 1/Producer: European Environment Agency (EEA) 
Other Authors/Producers: JRC 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-9213-157-9 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/SOER2010/Docs/Soil.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->maps
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Short description: EXTRACT: Nearly all of the food and fibres used by humans are produced on soil. Soil is also essential for water and ecosystem health. It is second only to the oceans as a global carbon sink, with an important role in the potential slowing of climate change. Soil functions depend on a multitude of soil organisms which makes it an important part of our biodiversity. Nevertheless, soil in many parts of Europe is being over-exploited, degraded and irreversibly lost due to impacts from industrial activities and land use change, leading to soil sealing, contamination, erosion and loss of organic carbon. Due to these problems, legislation for the protection of soils has been proposed at EU level. 
Link to News Items(s):   The European environment — state and outlook 2010 (SOER 2010)
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 01/12/2010

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