Unlocking the soil microbiome

Envirotec Magazine

How are data science techniques helping us better understand the microbial universe of the soil? Over-reliance on nitrogen fertilizers is leading to the collapse of soil biodiversity. Soil plays a major part in the carbon capture cycle.

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The science behind soil carbon is still uncertain. There are safer climate investments for now.

EDF + Business

Many are turning to natural climate solutions, such as carbon credits that are generated from agricultural soil carbon sequestration, as a way to cut emissions that lie deep in supply chains. The report highlights three key messages as companies consider investment in soil carbon crediting:?.

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Combatting soil erosion enriches farmers in Meghalaya

Eco-Business

An integrated farming system pioneered to help tackle soil erosion in the northeast Indian state has boosted the profits and resilience of indigenous communities

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Livestock antibiotics and rising temperatures disrupt soil microbial communities

Envirotec Magazine

Lead author of the study Jane Lucas measures CO2 production from prairie soil samples in Moscow, Idaho (image credit: Dana Whitmore). Combined stressors could impair soils’ ability to cycle nutrients and trap carbon, says a group from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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Black farmers embrace and implement solutions for climate resiliency

GreenBiz

"Our duty as earthkeepers is to call the exiled carbon back into the land and to bring the soil life home," said Larisa Jacobson, co-director of Soul Fire Farm. Agriculture Carbon Capture Carbon Removal farmers Regenerative Agriculture resilience

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. These same principles of human healthcare, and these same scientific and technological advances, are starting to be applied to soil — our most important asset for securing our food supply. Soil at the center . Soil is one of the most important natural resources we have, yet we’ve degraded over a third of the soil used to grow food, feed, fiber and fuel with intensive farming practices.

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Explore local food, climate resilience & equity

Greenability Magazine

Get a behind-the-scenes look at urban and indigenous food systems and how farmers are working to grow local food that is resilient to climate change, taps the wisdom of elders and looks at regenerative agricultural design for the future. Improving urban soils with low-cost materials.

Wolds collaboration aims to improve water and soil quality in East Yorkshire AR

Envirotec Magazine

Soil scientist Neil Fuller launches the Sustainable Landscapes Wolds Programme with East Yorkshire farmers. A five-year collaboration is underway between Yorkshire Water and a group of innovative farmers, who are making a bid to improve water and soil quality on the Yorkshire Wolds. Pop up rain forests planted each year between food crop rotations also sequester atmospheric carbon, increase soil organic matter (SOM), and improve the land’s capacity to hold water.

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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Encourages Youth to Save the Planet

Green Living Guy

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is a national award that celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the U.S. and Canada. Established in 2001 by author T.

This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic

GreenBiz

This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic. The past 15 years have tested the resilience of everyone living along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, including the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band and the four other state-recognized tribes that live nearby.

7 Things To Know About CBD and Sustainability

Green Living Guy

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Global warming ‘unequivocally’ human driven, at unprecedented rate: IPCC

Green Living Guy

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Small North Carolina farms find profitability in climate change resilience

EDF + Business

Small farms are adapting to these changes by adopting climate-resilient practices that help buffer weather extremes and improve soil health. New Ground Farm improves resilience to heavy rainfall with cover crops.

With supply chain issues expected to last, companies must go beyond “coping” to fostering resilience

EDF + Business

Building more resilient supply chains is a business imperative, especially as the likelihood for more disruption increases. Resilience is a fundamental consideration for future operations – not a nice-to-have, but a must-have. Building resilience: Where do we go from here? .

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.

6 tips from companies for building resilient supply chains

EDF + Business

Food and agricultural companies in particular face challenges associated with more extreme and volatile weather, both in terms of the impact it has on their bottom line, as well as their long-term resilience and ability to withstand disruptions. .

Understanding Soil Carbon Science To Identify Strategies For Climate Mitigation And Adaptation

Energy Innovation

Soil scientists strongly disagree about whether soil carbon sequestration (SCS) can effectively help to decarbonize the atmosphere. Pathways through which knowledge in soil science can flow to inform soil restoration by rebuilding soil organic carbon (SOC).

Climate-resilient farming has financial benefits for small North Carolina farms

EDF + Business

Reduced tillage, cover crops and high tunnels helped small-scale North Carolina farms adapt to climate change and boost profitability, according to analysis of the real-world financial and resilience benefits of these farming practices.

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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Gather is a Film Worth Discussing

Green Living Guy

A while ago I wrote shout the plea of the Native American. We live in a world so conflicted and disingenuous. So let’s try to stay connected here. Please. I reported the following: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR NATIVE AMERICANS FORT CHIPEWYAN, AB, Aug. 8, 2019/CNW/ – The Government of Canada is.

Agricultural Practices That Are Both Practical and Eco-Sustainable

Green Living Guy

Also , soil and agriculture. Climate Change Climate Resiliency Composting Environment global warming green living organic Protect Soil crops eco living sustainableSource: Pixabay So in recent years, “sustainability” has become a buzzword.

How Organic Foods Can Help the Earth

Green Living Guy

It’s a process that requires numerous steps, from soil cultivation to product distribution and everything in between. Have you ever thought about how your food gets to your plate?

McDonald's and McCain offer climate resilience funding for potato farmers

Business Green

Fast food giant working with McCain and Prince's Countryside Trust to help farmers improve soil health and boost resilience to climate change and Brexit. McDonald's has teamed up with frozen potato firm McCain and the Prince's Countryside Fund in a bid to boost the resilience of Britain's potatoes and livestock farming against the growing risks of climate change and environmental degradation.

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6 Facts About Marijuana That Affect the Planet

Green Living Guy

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Black farmers embrace and implement solutions for climate resiliency

AGreenLiving

“Our duty as earthkeepers is to call the exiled carbon back into the land and to bring the soil life home,” said Larisa Jacobson, co-director of Soul Fire Farm. See the original post here: Black farmers embrace and implement solutions for climate resiliency. Business Green agriculture bring-the call-the carbon removal carbon-capture exiled larisa regenerative agriculture soil-life

Is Biofuel a Renewable Energy Source?

Green Living Guy

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McCain invests £25m in bolstering potato farmers' climate resilience

Business Green

It also builds on the company's existing 'Farms of the Future' initiative, which aims to promote regenerative farming practices that can enhance biodiversity and soil health.

6 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Planet

Green Living Guy

There is broad consensus within the scientific community that the climate is changing and that humans are the primary cause of this. Despite this, it seems like society never makes any necessary improvements to avert this problem. It can feel hopeless as if the issue is constantly mired by politics.

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

Green Living Guy

Clean Water Climate Change Climate Resiliency Conservation Coral Reefs Environment global warming green living organic Protect Oceans Protect Rivers Protect Soil Save Our Parks oceans protectouroceansThank you so much to National Geographic for sending me the book called: Oceans.

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. These same principles of human healthcare, and these same scientific and technological advances, are starting to be applied to soil — our most important asset for securing our food supply.

Walkable, Green Neighborhoods Key to Safer Future Cities

Green Living Guy

By: Michael Keller / Some good news for the burgeoning population of urbanites around the world. Walkable and green neighborhoods are safer streets with less crime. They therefore won’t require huge investments in new technologies.

'Growth and resilience': Organic market breaks £3bn mark for first time

Business Green

The latest official sales data from the Soil Association, which certifies products as meeting organic standards, show that sales grew 5.2 Credit: Soil Association. Sales of organic certified product rose over five per cent last year, delivering 10th consecutive year of growth.

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'The next decade will determine our future': A business guide to IPCC's atlas of climate impacts and resilience

Business Green

An all you need to know guide for businesses to the IPCC’s guidebook on building climate resilience and adaptation. The scale and scope of what is needed to reduce these climate risks has increased worldwide, and action to boost adaptation and resilience is also increasing.

Wheat in the Pacific Northwest: Understanding the Impacts of Droughts and Heat Waves

Planet Pulse

The combined factors of this continued drought and the unprecedented heat waves sapped the soil moisture of the region, threatening a range of crops , including wheat, berries, and evergreen trees harvested for the Christmas season. Graphics and Data Analysis By: Max Borrmann.

Top 7 Tips For Growing Eco-Friendly Marijuana in Ideal Environment

Green Living Guy

Cannabis is unquestionably one of the world’s most resilient plants. That explains why a once indigenous plant to South Asia can now thrive in virtually any region around the world. Cannabis is informally known as weed, a name that resonates with the fact that the plant can flourish on its.

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Climate resilience: Government urged to seize 'excellent opportunity' to deliver ambitious plans

Business Green

Ministers should urgently 'make a clear statement of ambition' on climate and flood resilience, UK climate, infrastructure and insurance experts warn. It is not the first time the government has faced calls to step up its climate adaptation and resilience efforts.

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Planetary boundaries update: freshwater at stake

Envirotec Magazine

Green water is the water cycle available to plants, including rainfall and soil moisture. This is now affecting the health of the entire planet, making it significantly less resilient to shocks,” says lead author Lan Wang-Erlandsson from Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.

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Learn how to build your own composter

Greenability Magazine

This compost system provides a maximum environment for microbes to grow and create rich compost soil that increases soil fertility and helps sequester carbon. Photo: Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems.

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Create gardener’s “gold” from falling leaves

Greenability Magazine

Here’s how to take advantage of this season’s gardener’s “gold,” get free nutrients for next year’s garden, and help slow climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil. When the plants die, there are no microbes to turn them back into soil.”.

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Do something rotten for Mother Earth

Greenability Magazine

Diverting organic waste to compost impacts climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions at landfills, promoting plant growth, which pulls carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and building healthy soil to make farms and gardens more resilient to weather extremes.

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What’s best for you: Rain garden or bioswale?

Greenability Magazine

Water leaving your property carries particles of soil and organic debris with it. Rain gardens and bioswales slow the movement allowing it to soak into the soil and reduce flash flooding issues. Rain gardens are a depression in the soil, collecting runoff from rooftops and driveways.

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Explore organic & regenerative farms on free tour

Greenability Magazine

Three new stops have been added this year: Five Mile Farms uses regenerative farming practices that are more environmentally friendly for the soil and the climate. Visitors will learn about regenerative soil practices on this cattle and poultry farm.

Give a little love (& a tree) this Valentine’s Day

Greenability Magazine

Plus, a tree will produce oxygen, improve air quality, sequester CO2, help reduce urban heat gain, prevent soil erosion, provide windbreaks, feed people, support wildlife, reduce violence and bring people together, according to Tree People, a non-profit organization that supports trees.

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