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Natural, inexpensive AND more effective: Phosphate rock confirmed to be an effective fertilizer for acidic soils

https://naturalnews.com/2018-03-18-phosphate-rock-effective-fertilizer-for-acidic-soils.html

Natural, inexpensive AND more effective: Phosphate rock confirmed to be an effective fertilizer for acidic soils Sunday, March 18, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield agriculture , farming , fertilizer , Fertilizers , food supply , gardening , green farming , natural solutions are better , permaculture , phosphate rock , Plants , soil health - (Natural News ) In western Kenya, the main economic activity is farming. ... For the same reason that acidic soda degrades your teeth, ...

Carbon-dioxide emissions causing world's oceans to become more acidic, threatening marine life

https://naturalnews.com/019559_climate_change_ocean_life.html

Hugo Loaiciga, a geography professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, acknowledged that certain regions of the ocean may become more acidic over time, but added that "on a global scale and over the time scales considered [hundreds of years], there would not be accentuated changes in either seawater salinity or acidity from the rising concentration of atmospheric CO2." ... Numerous scientists doubt Loaiciga's report, since it would take thousands of years for carbonate material ...

Some points to consider when buying land for homesteading purposes

https://naturalnews.com/2018-12-24-points-to-consider-buying-land-for-homesteading.html

Many edible plants are better suited for mildly acidic soil. Loam is also an ideal soil type and texture for growing produce. You will also want to make sure your land is composed of tillable acreage. Dense woodland, overly rocky soil, and muddy swamps do not make for good, tillable land to grow crops on. "...

It's time you grew your own fruit-bearing trees for food – here's how

https://naturalnews.com/2019-08-01-its-time-you-grew-your-own-fruit-bearing-trees-for-food-heres-how.html

Soil pH is measured on a scale of 1 to 14: Low numbers indicate acidic soil, while high numbers indicate alkaline soil. ... Blueberries, for instance, will produce a bumper crop if grown in acidic soil – around a pH of 5.0. "...

Are industrial farming practices and geoengineering destroying the Earth's soil?

https://naturalnews.com/2019-02-28-industrial-farming-geoengineering-destroy-earths-soil.html

When more aluminum is available to crops, it means the soil is more acidic. In humans, aluminum has been linked to causing neurological problems, s uch as Alzheimer’s disease . ... Soil degradation is a global issue Soil degradation is a huge problem. About one-third of the world’s food-producing land has been lost over the course of the last 40 years. "...

Scientists discover a soil bacteria that commits "ecological suicide"

https://naturalnews.com/2018-06-04-scientists-discover-a-soil-bacteria-that-commits-ecological-suicide.html

The more bacteria, the more acidic the soil becomes. Ironically, the bacteria are unable to tolerate low pH levels. ... However, the ability produces acidic byproducts that raise the pH level of the soil. "...

Seaweed could save California’s coastline by reducing ocean acidification

https://naturalnews.com/2018-05-18-seaweed-could-save-californias-coastline-by-reducing-ocean-acidification.html

In other words, the oceans are absorbing too much CO2 from the atmosphere, making the water more acidic. ... Highly acidic oceans may also change the behavior of fish. However, much like their counterparts on land, aquatic plants such as kelp and seagrass take up CO2. "...

4 Soil problems and how to fix them

https://naturalnews.com/2018-07-25-4-soil-problems-and-how-to-fix-them.html

Having too much sulfur in your soil is rare. However, when it does happen, your soil will be highly acidic and selenium deficient. Acidic soil is soil with pH levels below 7.0; with the optimal pH range for the majority of plants being between 5.5 and 7.0, acidic soil will be difficult to grow plants in. "...

Carnivorous pitcher plants have an occasional taste for vertebrates, study finds

https://naturalnews.com/2020-02-04-carnivorous-pitcher-plants-have-taste-for-vertebrates.html

Once trapped in a pitcher, the salamanders survived from anywhere between three and 19 days before they died in the pitcher’s acidic juice. ... The researchers said the amphibians act as a nutrient boost for the plants, which have evolved to live in food-scarce, highly acidic bogs. "...

Carnivorous pitcher plants have an occasional taste for vertebrates, study finds

https://naturalnews.com/2020-01-18-carnivorous-pitcher-plants-have-taste-for-vertebrates.html

Once trapped in a pitcher, the salamanders survived from anywhere between three and 19 days before they died in the pitcher’s acidic juice. ... The researchers said the amphibians act as a nutrient boost for the plants, which have evolved to live in food-scarce, highly acidic bogs. "...

Home gardening tips: A beginner’s guide to composting

https://naturalnews.com/2022-05-06-home-gardening-tips-guide-to-composting.html

Aside from improving soil quality, composting also helps lock up carbon in the soil. ... When compost is added to soil, the soil becomes healthier with improved structure and increased biological activity. "...

How to make your own DIY fertilizer

https://naturalnews.com/2018-05-17-how-to-make-your-own-diy-fertilizer.html

How to make your own DIY fertilizer Thursday, May 17, 2018 by: Edsel Cook acidic soil , affordable fertilizers , alkaline soil , Bio Fertilizer , compost , compost heap , compost pile , Composting , crop yield , DIY fertilizer , fertilizer , food independence , home garden , homemade fertilizer , Homestead , homesteading guides , homesteading tips , how to , macronutrients , micronutrients , mulch , natural fertilizer , natural solutions , off grid , organic compost , ...

Adding silicate rocks to farmland could restore soil, protect against pests and disease, and capture CO2, improving global food security

https://naturalnews.com/2018-08-02-adding-silicate-rocks-to-farmland-could-restore-soil-protect-against-pests-and-disease.html

Ten percent of the planet’s land area counts as arable land. That’s nearly 8.7 million square miles (14 million square kilometers) of fertile soil. ... Farmers add crushed limestone to acidic soils to bring down high pH levels caused by fertilizer usage and other farming practices. "...

Green living / sustainable living

https://naturalnews.com/category/environment-cat/green-living-sustainable-living/page/3.html

George Washington is often considered the greatest president of all time. "...

Study reveals pectin can stop aluminum from accumulating in plants

https://naturalnews.com/2022-02-03-pectin-stops-aluminum-accumulation-in-rice.html

Aluminum is normally found in soil in the form of a mineral. But in acidic soil, aluminum becomes soluble and the amount of aluminum in the soil increases. ... As its name indicates, STAR1 is sensitive to soil aluminum. Its root tips grow poorly when aluminum is present in the soil. "...

NASA says that aliens live on Venus, but they're only microbes

https://naturalnews.com/2018-04-26-nasa-says-that-aliens-live-on-venus-but-theyre-only-microbes.html

Other microorganisms survive and even thrive in Yellowstone’s sulfuric hot springs, hydro-thermal vents at the bottom of the sea, highly-polluted regions, and acidic lakes. ... “On Earth, we know that life can thrive in very acidic conditions, can feed on carbon dioxide, and produce sulfuric acid,” remarks co-author Rakesh Mogul, who teaches biological chemistry at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona . "...

Scientists warn that microplastics are harming earthworms, plant health and soil pH

https://naturalnews.com/2020-08-26-microplastics-are-harming-earthworms-plants-soil.html

Scientists warn that microplastics are harming earthworms, plant health and soil pH Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by: Virgilio Marin agriculture , badpollution , chemicals , earthworms , Ecology , ecosystem , environment , fertilizer , land pollution , microplastic , sewage sludge , soil ecosystem , soil health Bypass censorship by sharing this link: https://www.distributednews.com/447886.html Copy URL - (Natural News ) Researchers from the Anglia Ruskin University ...

Foods with surprisingly high sugar content

https://naturalnews.com/042432_foods_sugar_content_nutrition_facts.html

The truth is that sugar is in most processed foods, meaning you never know when it will land on your table. ... The sugar is added to take the edge out of the highly acidic taste which also adds to the flavor. "...

Chlorophyll: A powerful blood builder and chelating agent

https://naturalnews.com/049882_chlorophyll_chelating_agent_blood_builder.html

While most land plants contain chlorophyll to some degree, those with the deepest green colors contain the greatest concentrations of it. ... Additionally, "[t]he middle of chlorophyll is magnesium," writes the authors, "which is freed under acidic conditions, allowing other heavy metals to bind in its place." "...

Will you be able to adapt to collapse? Some experts think the decline of industrial civilization has already begun

https://naturalnews.com/2019-08-29-the-decline-of-industrial-civilization-has-already-begun.html

Pollution (air and water, ocean acidification) Despite ongoing efforts, the oceans become more acidic every year due to pollutants, and rivers become more polluted with human and household waste, industrial waste, and agricultural runoff. ... The growing population requires more food, but unlike in the past, when people could move to new land and cultivate new soil to boost food production, today, more than 98 percent of all land suitable for agriculture is either ...