Soil carbon is a valuable resource but not all soil carbon is created equal

GreenBiz

There's particulate organic matter, which is the stuff you generally can see. Mineral-associated organic matter, on the other hand, consists mostly of microscopic coatings on soil particles. Agriculture Carbon Removal Food & Agriculture Regenerative Agriculture Soil

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Why Nature’s Path went ‘regenerative organic’

GreenBiz

Why Nature’s Path went ‘regenerative organic’. But how many farms and food companies can say they follow both regenerative and organic practices? Because Legend follows organic farming principles, it already practiced many processes often mentioned as regenerative. Organics.

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Soil carbon is a valuable resource but not all soil carbon is created equal

AGreenLiving

There’s particulate organic matter, which is the stuff you generally can see. Mineral-associated organic matter, on the other hand, consists mostly of microscopic coatings on soil particles.

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Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT raises $6 million for soil restoration funding

Impact Alpha

9 – The Evanston, Illinois-based REIT opened up its soil restoration notes via a direct public offering in September. Iroquois Valley was also awarded a $700,000 Conservation The post Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT raises $6 million for soil restoration funding appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Why Nature’s Path went ‘regenerative organic’

AGreenLiving

Why Nature’s Path went ‘regenerative organic’ Heather Clancy Thu, 05/21/2020 – 00:46 The term “regenerative agriculture” has become two of the biggest buzzwords in nature-based climate solutions. But how many farms and food companies can say they follow both regenerative and organic practices? Because Legend follows organic farming principles, it already practiced many processes often mentioned as regenerative.

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.

PAS 110 Complacency? Time to raise the bar, says organic waste firm

Envirotec Magazine

According to Gemidan, plastic, glass and metal still pollutes the soil – despite PAS 110. Gemidan’s technology produces a food waste substrate that the firm says is virtually 100% free from non-organic contamination.

Automatic, soil-less garden system lets you grow 76 plants in your own home

AGreenLiving

Recently launched on Kickstarter, Verdeat is an indoor garden system that uses soil-less, organic plant cultivation to grow up to 76 plants. The system is arranged in a tower shape, made up of one, two or four stacked trays that use a soil-free organic system for cultivation.

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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. Something’s definitely in the air, er, ground, when organic agriculture features in a Super Bowl ad. ImpactAlpha, Jan.

Deciphering wine labels: the differences between organic, natural, biodynamic and sustainable wines

AGreenLiving

If you are hoping to serve wine made with sustainably grown, organic grapes , read the label carefully before committing to the purchase, or you might not be getting what you expect. With words like “natural,” “organic,” “biodynamic” and “sustainable,” it can be hard to decipher which wine is truly best for the planet. Organic or 100 percent organic wine In the U.S., Organic wines do contain naturally occurring sulfites.)

Community Urban Gardens in Santiago, Chile

Unsustainable

Native plants help preserve the soil and prevent soil erosion. This helps aerate and stabilize the soil and maintain its pH balance, while producing edible forms of agriculture. Ecology agriculture Eat local Gardening organic organic food reforestation

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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China and Vietnam need sustainable coffee farming

Unsustainable

Having recognised the pitfalls of intensive farming, Yunnan is encouraging organic cultivation as its coffee industry booms This is the second of Karoline Kan’s two-part series on coffee growing in the Mekong region. Experts said the soil had been exhausted and polluted.

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SatAgro: The Startup That’s Helping to Drive Digital Agriculture in Poland

Planet Pulse

SatAgro provides customers access to Planet’s daily satellite imagery, alongside data from NASA and ESA missions, and complementary information like weather and soil sampling, to increase the efficiency of their farms via their app.

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

Unsustainable

Regenerative agriculture , on the other hand, is based on farming methods like no-till that do not disturb the soil. Further, its aim is to maximize the carbon sink function of soil. Crises climate covid-19 crises health Jeanne Yacoubou organic farming protest

Mekong coffee growers struggle with drought and heating climate

Unsustainable

How they grow coffee will have its own part to play, with intensive farming potentially leading to soil depletion and deforestation. The plant has evolved to grow underneath forest canopy, where the quality of the soil provides it with good nourishment.

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These recycled plastic tracksuits are naturally dyed with plants

AGreenLiving

To add softness and comfort, it combines 45% recycled cotton with 55% organic cotton, grown without damaging pesticides and herbicides that pollute the soil and water.

The Best Option for Airlines to Shrink Their Carbon Footprint

GreenTechMedia

The International Civil Aviation Organization anticipates that in 2020, global international aviation emissions will be 70 percent greater than in 2005. Soils that are rich in organic matter are able to infiltrate and hold more water, reducing the costs and risks of both flooding and drought.

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Specialist firm develops eco-solution for Japanese knotweed waste

Envirotec Magazine

The charcoal has a honeycomb-like structure which can be charged up with additives such as liquid organic fertiliser to make an excellent soil amendment.

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Where to order vegetable seeds online

AGreenLiving

It takes a lot of passion and perseverance for small, organic companies to go up against huge, conventional seed growers. I recently ordered seeds from Wild Mountain Seeds in Colorado, after sharing an Uber Pool ride with the one of the owners, who was en route to an organic seed growers conference. Beginner gardening tips Rose suggested starting small and properly preparing your soil. If possible, test your soil before planting.

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

Envirotec Magazine

in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines.”. Soil and biodiversity. Similarly with the land, and areas like soil quality and pesticide use, the bill does not at present propose to issue penalties if certain standards are not upheld.

Kula Bio Promotes Environmental Stewardship with its Game-changing Biofertilizer

Greentown Labs

Or, you can go the organic fertilizer route—which is better for the environment, but is expensive and has unpredictable yields. Its microbial fertilizer fixes nitrogen (moves nitrogen from the air to the soil) so that plants can use it as food.

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Soul Candy. Activating Your Soul’s Desires For a More Delicious World.

Earth Gratitude

The Earth Day Network is the world’s largest environmental organization, partnering with over 50,000 organizations in over 190 countries. That says a lot for the organization’s commitment to the project. energy organic green-energy sustainability climate-change

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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.

‘Why We Do’ with Danya Hakeem, Director of Agriculture and Circular Economy Innovation

Elemental Excelerator

But you can decide to eat an organic peach or bring your own reusable cup, and those small actions are the beginnings of broader systems-level change. Digging into the soil carbon connection.

How to Help Save Local Honeybees

The Environmental Blog

A better approach is to switch to organic pesticides- and to spray them at night when the bees are back in their hives. Many bee species create habitats in loose soil on the ground. Dig up loose soil and leave it open for bees to create a new home.

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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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Study uses earthworms to treat wastewater

Envirotec Magazine

The technology we are trialling basically replicates a process which happens naturally within soil but we are using it to clean wastewater. The site at Littlemill.

5 Benefits of Industrial Water Treatment Systems

The Environmental Blog

Water is undeniably essential for both living and nonliving organisms. It can also be harmful to the soil, water systems, and the atmosphere. Preserve the Environment: Waste from industries come with plenty of chemicals, which can be harmful and even fatal to living organisms.

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Planning a low-water garden with expert Guy Banner

AGreenLiving

He now co-owns Grand Prismatic Seed , which specializes in hardy organic seeds, and works as the assistant horticulturalist in Red Butte’s Water Conservation Garden. Low-water plants tend to need good drainage in the soil , especially in non-arid climates.

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Threat to terrestrial ecosystems and food security detailed in IPCC land use report

Envirotec Magazine

The effects include water scarcity, desertification, soil erosion, declining crop yields and wildfire damage, with the prospect that these will only worsen unless urgent action is taken.

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Water-to-Air Ratio GreenRoofs101

Green Roof Technology

In some cases an irrigation system (temporary or permanent) or enhanced drainage system should be considered to reduce stress conditions on the plants and to improve soil biology. Engineered Growth Media or soil that meets parameters of FLL*.

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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Want to prevent California’s looming flood disaster? Grow a marsh.

Grist

As they walled off rivers and created dry islands from what was previously soggy marsh, they discovered incredibly rich soil. No one foresaw that this very bounty — soil rich with organic material — would, over time, become a curse of sorts.

The big climate significance of the planet’s microbiome

Grist

Research on personal “microbiomes” — the variable composition of trillions of bacteria and other microscopic organisms that live in and on every organ in our bodies — continues to churn out headline-worthy findings. Microbiology is totally having a moment right now.

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. Well, you can still buy fashionable products but ensure they’re marked as organic cotton. Human activities produce 40 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in a year as per 2015.

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The Environmental Impact of Mattresses

The Environmental Blog

When these chemicals seep into the ground, they can cause soil and water population. To protect the health of the planet, as well as your own, be sure to purchase a mattress that is made from organic and eco-friendly materials.

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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That ocean breeze may be full of tiny bits of plastic

Grist

Studies of marine organisms have found evidence of chemical leaching and bacterial infection associated with microplastic ingestion. Want to know how much plastic is entering the ocean every year? I regret to inform you that nobody knows.

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.