Retool finance to rebuild soil health

Impact Alpha

The post Retool finance to rebuild soil health appeared first on Impact Alpha. Regenerative agriculture may be in vogue, but in many ways, it’s as old as agriculture itself, as practiced by our ancestors and to.

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6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets

GreenBiz

6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets. In two VERGE 20 sessions, experts dived deep into the specifics of soil carbon credits and forestry carbon credits. We don't really have anything comparable on the soil side." . Soil credits are much newer.

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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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Krishitantra secures seed funding to monitor India’s soil health

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 7 – Krishitantra’s Sandeep Kondaji was frustrated in getting timely soil data to help his uncle make decisions around fertilizer use on his farm. The post Krishitantra secures seed funding to monitor India’s soil health appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet

GreenBiz

Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet. Basic human health principles tell us that we should diagnose before we treat and that we should test before we diagnose. . From annual physicals and screenings to blood tests and imaging exams, providers and specialists have many new tools and resources to address the health issues we experience in real-time and to prevent new issues from arising. Soil at the center . Health Care.

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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. Soil Scout’s sensors are unique from other monitoring devices because they sit below ground, The post Soil Scout closes seed round to monitor and track soil health appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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The Brief: Health clinic electrification, insect protein, India’s soil health, corporate energy retrofits, stakeholder capitalism tools, JPMorgan’s climate vow

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Health clinic electrification, insect protein, India’s soil health, corporate energy retrofits, stakeholder capitalism tools, JPMorgan’s climate vow appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Complete our five-minute survey.

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Organic Herbal Farming and Its Benefit to the Environment

Green Living Guy

Over the years, anything “organic” is associated with something healthy. This explains why organic labeled food sells at a higher price compared to others. As more people learn about the benefits of organic herbal farming, it is becoming popular.

5 Environmental Benefits Of CBD Products

Green Living Guy

An increasing number of people started using CBD products to experience their health benefits. The 2018 Farm bill was a game-changer as it legalized consumption of CBD products in all 50 states. After that, CBD products like oils, chocolates, and even gummies started blooming in the market.

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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 government has been accused of neglecting soil health in England and thereby potentially heightening the risks of flood, food insecurity, and biodiversity loss, after a freedom of information request revealed it spends just a fraction of its environmental monitoring budget on enhancing and protecting soils.

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The Brief: Crowdfarming local farms, smart emergency response, tracking soil health, The Purpose of Capital musical, Evercare’s new CEO

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 The post The Brief: Crowdfarming local farms, smart emergency response, tracking soil health, The Purpose of Capital musical, Evercare’s new CEO appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Steward’s ‘crowdfarming’ platform lets small investors back good food from local farms.

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

AGreenLiving

Read the original post: Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl. Plus, chit-chat about animal welfare expert Temple Grandin and GM’s vision for a future ride-hailing service. Business Green a-future-ride-hailing agriculture animal-welfare biodiversity chit-chat-about future-ride-hailing greenbiz 350 podcast innovation podcast ridesharing sports temple temple-grandin- vision-for

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6 Tremendous Ways That Cannabis Is Changing The World

Green Living Guy

clean energy Clean Water Climate Change Eco Friendly Products Environment going green green living organic renewable energies sustainability cannabis eco-friendly economy health benefits Hemp Renewable Energy soil health

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Government launches consultation on fertiliser's role in air pollution and soil degradation

Business Green

Solid urea fertilisers emit ammonia which can harm both natural habitats and human health. The UK government has this week launched a major new consultation on how to reduce ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers, which have been widely blamed for exacerbating air pollution and soil degradation. Furthermore, nitrogen leaching through the soil and surface run-off can pollute water courses, harming plants and animals and impacting water quality.

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6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets

AGreenLiving

6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets Jesse Klein Wed, 11/04/2020 – 01:00 Carbon offsets are a big, confusing topic. In two VERGE 20 sessions, experts dived deep into the specifics of soil carbon credits and forestry carbon credits. The robust data set reports on trends in forest areas including size, species, health, growth, mortality, removals and carbon sequestrations. “We don’t really have anything comparable on the soil side.”

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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. Growing evidence of the myriad benefits well-maintained soils can deliver by combating climate change, alleviating flooding, boosting crop yields, and supporting biodiversity, has been highlighted in a new Royal Society report today, which argues the UK now stands at a "critical moment" for the future of the country's soil health.

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The road to sustainable health

Business Green

This can sometimes be difficult when developing healthcare facilities, however it is important as it ensures natural sustainability and keeps our air, water and soil clean and healthy. It is reported that the health and care system in England is responsible for approximately five per cent of the country's carbon footprint. This will be vital for the health of the country and provide economic savings to the government long-term.

Top 5 Environmental Issues You Should Know

Green Living Guy

Medical authorities have been issuing health warnings to the global citizens on the health consequences of tampering with nature. With rising levels of climate change and growing pollution, Planet Earth is in danger of environmental destruction.

Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet

AGreenLiving

Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet Poornima Param… Thu, 08/27/2020 – 01:00 Basic human health principles tell us that we should diagnose before we treat and that we should test before we diagnose. From annual physicals and screenings to blood tests and imaging exams, providers and specialists have many new tools and resources to address the health issues we experience in real-time and to prevent new issues from arising.

Topsoil is disappearing from Midwest farms

AGreenLiving

Related: SoilKit wins recognition through Lowe’s small businesses program As any home gardener knows, soil varies in color and quality. Even if you don’t garden, you’ve probably seen the different soil colors when flying over agricultural land. The darkest, richest soil is known as topsoil, the “black, organic, rich soil that’s really good for growing crops,” Thaler explained. The topsoil layer is known by soil scientists as the “A-horizon.”

5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture

GreenBiz

These new tools — under development or in the early phases of testing — are helping put numbers to the abstract concept of regenerative agriculture and helping measure metrics such as biodiversity, carbon sequestration and other soil health considerations. .

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.

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. Something’s definitely in the air, er, ground, when organic agriculture features in a Super Bowl ad. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s spot for its organic Michelob Ultra Pure Gold highlights the “monumental challenges” faced The post Tastes great, less carbon.

Oceans. The Threats to our Sea and What Can Be Done to turn the Tide

Green Living Guy

oceans #protectouroceans This unique tie-in to the major motion picture Oceans—coming this April from Disney & National Geographic—explores the health of our. Thank you so much to National Geographic for sending me the book called: Oceans.

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.

From raising cows to growing veggies: ranchers go vegan

AGreenLiving

Not only to see how it may help me health -wise, but to do my part in ending cruelty to animals. For example, peas and fava beans give back nitrogen to the soil. Other plants will be rotated to put back other nutrients into the soil.

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. We’ve treated soil-science like dirt for too long, so it’s nice that it’s finally getting the chance to star in shovel-ready (sorry) national policy proposals. Soil gets saturated.

SoilKit wins recognition through Lowe’s small businesses program

AGreenLiving

SoilKit is a soil test kit created by fifth-generation farmer Christina Woerner McInnis. This Alabama resident used her grandmother’s knowledge of soil health and modern soil chemistry to create a kit that will help aspiring gardeners keep their soil healthy. She decided to help everyday homeowners and gardeners expand their soil knowledge and make it easier for them to achieve soil health.

Can precision proteins change how and what we eat?

CleanTech Group

FoodShot Global, a New York-based accelerator focused initially on soil health and now on precision proteins, describes precision proteins as those that are.

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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. One key measure of healthy soil is carbon content. Therefore, a working carbon market for agricultural sequestration of carbon is a powerful […]. Agriculture & Food Sector Insights Agtech Food Safety

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. If soil fetishists want more of the stuff they can just go to their local garden centre and buy some. Soil fetishists. Uncategorised green jujitsu soil

Take a farm tour & more at Let’s Grow!

Greenability Magazine

Agriculture Conservation Event Farm tour Health Local and Organic Food Local artisans Music Nature Pollinators Resilience Restorative School SustainabilityJoin farmers, artists, chefs and musicians at a three-day Let’s Grow!

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Ethical Eating – A Concise Guide

Green Living Guy

Eating three meals a day plus snacks has a considerable impact on the environment, our health, soil, plants and animals, agricultural and food service workers.

3 big trends headlining a tumultuous year in food

GreenBiz

Big industry names such as Bayer and Cargill said they would help farmers transition to regenerative methods, and big names from the wider corporate world — JPMorgan Chase and IBM, for instance — bought some of the first carbon credits from Indigo Carbon, an soil offsets marketplace.

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The chef who wants diners to fund regenerative ag

GreenBiz

Myint went on to describe a scalable mechanism for capturing large amounts of carbon in agricultural soils that would, indeed, cost governments $0. The money would be used to help farmers implement regenerative agriculture techniques that boost soil fertility and store carbon. .

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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.". The water in natural land supports the cranberry bog and in return, the cranberry bog enriches the soil that supports outside land. How Ocean Spray cranberries became America’s '100 percent sustainable' crop. Jesse Klein. Thu, 06/04/2020 - 01:45.

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How Cargill’s new science-based water targets go with the flow

GreenBiz

It has invested in such programs as the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund , which helps farmers adopt soil health and water conservation practices. For example, she said, "Look at soil health practices. So, soil health practices provide water quality benefits.

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On the Future of our Food

Mr. Sustainability

Soil degradation. Maybe however the best argument is not climate-change, animal suffering, health or low costs. The beauty of this type of agriculture, is that it does not require soil. Nutrition & Health Climate & Energy

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. Environmental remediation removes pollution and contamination from soil, rivers, and other locations to reduce the harm that threatens wildlife and human health. 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

In 2020, this partnership will bring holistic planned livestock grazing and regenerative land management practices to nearly 2,400 solar farm acres in Southwest Georgia to create carbon sinks, restore biodiversity and soil health and add to the environmental, social and economic benefits… The post Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing appeared first on Solar Power World.

The Brief: Unlocking COVID aid in Alabama, Indonesia’s smallholder fish farmers, impossible food financing, clean energy takeover, Navajo entrepreneurship

Impact Alpha

The financial strains the COVID pandemic has caused in many cities and states can be seen in sharp relief in Alabama’s Black Belt, originally named for the area’s rich soil. Tax receipts have plummeted while spending on public health has. Greetings, Agents of Impact!

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New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion

GreenBiz

This week, in advance of World Soil Day — Dec. The inclusion of biodiversity is part of Textile Exchange's Climate+ strategy, which focuses on urgent climate action and recognizes that soil health, water and biodiversity will play a key role in this transition.

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. There’s a mismatch between demand for sustainably grown products and the desire to The post Steward’s ‘crowdfarming’ platform lets small investors back good food from local farms appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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