Title: Soil Web Page European Environment Agency 
Resource Type: web links 
Language(s): English
Producers or distributor European Environment Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Producer country: European Union 
Producer or distributor web link (root): http://www.eea.europa.eu
Web link for product information: http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/soil  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->maps
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
Short description: Soil underpins 90% of all human food, fiber, and fuel and is essential for water and ecosystem health. It is a global carbon sink; holding an important role in the potential slowing of climate change. Soil conserves the remains of our past, it is a reservoir for genes and is an important element of our cultural heritage, through the maintenance of landscapes and biodiversity. Nevertheless, soil is being exploited and irreversibly lost and degraded as a result of conflicting demands from most economic sectors 
Long description: Subtopics: Contamination from local sources Soil and climate change  
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 03/09/2012

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