Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl

GreenBiz

Plus, chit-chat about animal welfare expert Temple Grandin and GM's vision for a future ride-hailing service. Biodiversity Agriculture Innovation Podcast ridesharing Sports Transportation & Mobility GreenBiz 350 Podcast

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The Rachio Thrive Nutrient System Aims To Support Plants By Restoring Soil Health

CleanTechnica

The folks at Rachio first made a name for themselves with their smart sprinkler controller that injected a healthy dose of intelligence into the world of yard care, saving millions of gallons of water along the way.

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Soil Scout closes seed round to monitor and track soil health

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 9 – Healthy soil is a critical resource for carbon capture and essential to food security. Helsinki-based Soil Scout is among a number of tech startups trying to improve awareness and management of soil health with sensor-enabled analytics platforms.

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Thawing Permafrost Is Giving Scientists The Chance To Study Long-Dead Diseases (Prepare For The Next Pandemic)

CleanTechnica

Climate Change Health Policy & Politics Research Science ancient coronaviruses Arctic permafrost Arctic soil bacteriophages coronaviruses diseases Inuit Inuit Diseases pandemics public health Spanish flu viruses

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Composting For Climate Change: More Important Than You Might Think

CleanTechnica

Agriculture Climate Change Health carbon sinks climate chance compost Drawdown food waste greenhouse gasses Hawaii Project Drawdown regenerative agriculture soil

Government accused of 'staggering' failure to invest in soil health monitoring

Business Green

Fraction of budget spent on soils in England despite importance for combatting floods and boosting food security, Sustainable Soils Alliance warns. The Sustainable Soils Alliance (SSA) said it found just 0.41

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Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl

AGreenLiving

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Time to muck in: Soils must take centre-stage in farming policy, study argues

Business Green

Royal Society study author argues people 'should be as appalled' by badly managed soils as deforestation. The study comes amid growing concern about the health of soils both in the UK and worldwide.

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Tastes great, less carbon. Climate-positive beer takes regenerative agriculture mainstream

Impact Alpha

29 – Soil health is all the talk on the campaign trail in Iowa as well as on the slopes of Davos. Signals Regeneration sustainability farming IMPACT INVESTING climate change soil regenerative agriculure beerImpactAlpha, Jan.

Climate change is adversely affecting childrens health worldwide

AGreenLiving

Today’s children are facing climate crisis-related health issues, warns The Lancet ’s Countdown on Health and Climate Change, the annual research collaboratively conducted by 35 global institutions. Collated and published each year before the international negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), The Lancet ’s Countdown strongly emphasizes that tackling climate change would be a significant global health opportunity.

Can we stop stupid politics from ruining carbon farming?

Grist

Call it regenerative agriculture, carbon farming, soil carbon sequestration, but, boy have the candidates found an idea they love. Farmers can keep that greenhouse gas in the ground if they stop plowing, because turning over the dirt with a plow releases soil carbon.

Excessive road salt threatens public health and wildlife

AGreenLiving

Moreover, the health of humans, pets, wildlife , aquatic organisms, vegetation, soil and infrastructure are heavily impacted as road salts enter the environment, seeping into groundwater and draining via runoff into freshwater estuaries. Meanwhile, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has issued warnings regarding road salt ingestion and dangers to paw health of pets. Excessive road salt threatens public health and wildlife.

Regenerative Agriculture: Agricultural Revolution or Carbon Pricing Capitalism?

CleanTech Group

Regenerative agriculture is about improving soil through better farm practices. The aim is to use farming practices that increase soil health through increased biodiversity, water retention, topsoil protection, and other farming process improvements.

There’s always one… (being negative about Sustainability)

Terra Infirma

Mrs K, aka Professor Karen Johnson, has appeared as a talking head in a Guardian video about soil health (see above). She’s super excited getting soil health some publicity and wanted my help with sharing it on social media. Soil fetishists.

How Ocean Spray cranberries became America’s '100 percent sustainable' crop

GreenBiz

The berry grows best in boggy, water-soaked soil that can’t be used for many other crops. The water in natural land supports the cranberry bog and in return, the cranberry bog enriches the soil that supports outside land.".

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Construction Increases Environmental Remediation

The Environmental Blog

These toxins can quickly leach through sediment and soil into groundwater or flow downstream to expose miles of farmland, towns, and ecological sanctuaries. A small leak in a storage tank can quickly contaminate surrounding soil.

Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing

Solar Power World

A partnership between White Oak Pastures and Silicon Ranch will encourage regenerative practices on solar farms.

Steward’s ‘crowdfarming’ platform lets small investors back good food from local farms

Impact Alpha

But a $25,000 loan to buy a tractor or fencing is arguably more critical to the health of the soil and the livelihood of a farmer in Kansas. ImpactAlpha, Oct. 9 – Precision drones and other “ag tech” solutions may be sexier.

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Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

” “Despite warm words and promises to listen to health professionals and worried parents,” she said, “when it comes to the crunch, they have chosen to let the public down.” in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines.”. Soil and biodiversity.

Covid-19 and Climate Change: Lessons to Learn, Reasons to Act

Unsustainable

Universal Healthcare A coronavirus-proof world requires massive international cooperation and global-scale public health infrastructure. Capitalist globalization took off in the stark absence of a global public health infrastructure.

How to Get Rid of Ticks in the Yard?

The Environmental Blog

They attack animals and humans and are able to transmit pathogens of a number of heavy diseases, such as tick-borne encephalitis” – Meredith Hayes Health expert from Beezzly says. This allowed them to master the upper layers of the soil, rich in plant debris. Tick Nests.

Kula Bio Promotes Environmental Stewardship with its Game-changing Biofertilizer

Greentown Labs

Its microbial fertilizer fixes nitrogen (moves nitrogen from the air to the soil) so that plants can use it as food. Kula Bio’s technology also boosts soil health, according to its team, helping farmers treat their land responsibly.

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Sustainability Guide for Lawn Care: Best Organic Fertilizers

Green Business Bureau

One of the worst culprits, chemical fertilizers are not only harmful to the environment, but also to the long-term health of a lawn. They often do not give the soil the right minerals or elements in order for it to sustain its nutrients, which eventually harms the plants.

New Senate bill could make carbon removal a cash crop for U.S. farmers

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

with the Soil Health Demonstration Trial (SHDT), which was crafted and advanced by an E2-led coalition. in this case through absorption and storage in plant matter and soil.

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Excavating in potentially asbestos-contaminated ground – FAQs from contractors

Envirotec Magazine

There is significant uncertainty among many contractors and clients over the legal obligations and practical measures required around projects that entail the disturbance of asbestos in soil, according to SOCOTEC, a UK provider of testing and compliance solutions.

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How to safely dispose contaminated gloves, masks, wipes and more

AGreenLiving

So, here are some recommendations, which are both safer for public health and better for our planet, on what to do with used gloves, masks, disinfectants, wipes, paper towels and more. Soiled paper towels and napkins ruin whole batches of recyclables.

Radon Awareness Week 4-10 November: Campaign takes to the airwaves warning of hidden cancer risk

Envirotec Magazine

Indoor air quality specialist and Radon expert Airthings, was among firms offering insight into the problem: “Radon enters a building as the air pressure within a building is usually lower than the pressure in the soil and rocks around the building’s foundation.

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The Environmental Impact of Mattresses

The Environmental Blog

Sleeping on a broken-down and unsupportive mattress night after night can have serious effects on your health. If you are suffering from any sleep-related health issues, deciding to purchase a new mattress can be one of the best decisions you make for yourself.

Using bamboo for land restoration

Unsustainable

words Jeremy Williams Soil loss remains one of the more overlooked global environmental issues. Restoring soil and preserving it for the future is an important 21st century challenge, and bamboo could play a major role. In Ghana, soil erosion costs the country between 1.2

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GBB Member, Chlorophyll Water, Launches Landfill Biodegradable Bottles

Green Business Bureau

In comparison, it takes other water bottles 450-1000 years to decompose, while also leaking pollutants into the soil and water.

General Mills, Danone dig deeper into regenerative agriculture with incentives, funding

Business Green

That's how long it takes to start seeing improvements as you go down this regenerative path," said Steve Rosenzweig , soil scientist for General Mills. Food giants cultivate new pilots and financing programs.

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Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

AGreenLiving

Plastic pollution negatively impacts the health of our planet. Moreover, after their primary use, they can, in turn, serve as animal fodder or garden fertilizer to make soil more arable.

In terraria… lessons for Sustainability

Terra Infirma

She works a lot with soil health, so building a little artificial world of her own with a special mix of soil and plants was both an artistic and a professional delight. Every year, the approach of Christmas fills me with dread as I am rubbish at buying presents.

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Wildfires are getting worse, and so is the deadly smoke they bring with them

Grist

By the second day, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the county’s Air Pollution Control District had issued an air-quality warning, and local libraries and nonprofits urged residents to protect themselves from the harmful smoke and ash, offering free N95 respirator masks.

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That ocean breeze may be full of tiny bits of plastic

Grist

This raises concerns about the sources of microplastics on land, where higher concentrations are observed and people are more likely to be exposed,” said Stephanie Wright, a research fellow at Kings College London studying the potential impacts of microplastics on human health.

Easy Ways to Reduce Carbon Footprint on Your Daily Life

The Environmental Blog

Today, you don’t need to have a soil garden to plant. Every product has an expiry date, including cars whereby if you exceed using it beyond a specific timeline, it becomes harmful to the environment and your health.

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Eating at home reduces your exposure to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

Grist

PFAS (or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, if you prefer long, science-y words) are a broad class of chemicals that have been linked to a number of adverse health effects, including cancer.

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Peat use must be banned to hit zero-carbon targets, says Veolia

Envirotec Magazine

Peatlands are carbon sinks, no different to rainforests like the Amazon – and yet peat decimation is happening on British soil. 4M tonnes of peat-free compost available on our doorsteps can replace peat.

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Empty labs, abandoned research: Coronavirus puts climate science on hold

Grist

Bristol is studying samples of soil and ice extracted from the north Alaskan coast in 2018. In the two long weeks since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, research into our warming climate has been put on hold.

How Ocean Spray cranberries became America's '100 percent sustainable' crop

Business Green

The berry grows best in boggy, water-soaked soil that can't be used for many other crops. The water in natural land supports the cranberry bog and in return, the cranberry bog enriches the soil that supports outside land.".

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