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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Soil-dwelling invertebrates are victims of pesticides

Inhabitat - Innovation

The lowly earthworm’s feeding and burrowing mixes organic residues into the soil, enhances nutrient cycling, decomposition and the structural development of soil. But rampant pesticide use threatens the existence of these crucial invertebrates, according to a new study

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

GreenBiz

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

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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet

GreenBiz

The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. Agriculture Carbon Removal Regenerative Agriculture Soil DeforestationBut not enough people are taking these steps.

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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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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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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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Soil-based carbon sequestration: an opportunity for Europe to lead this decade

CleanTech Group

Soaking up carbon dioxide in agricultural soils is a significant decarbonization opportunity for Europe. Europe’s land mass has the second highest potential in. Agriculture & Food Carbon

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Soil-dwelling invertebrates are victims of pesticides

AGreenLiving

The lowly earthworm’s feeding and burrowing mixes in organic residues and enhances nutrient cycling, decomposition and the structural development of soil. and the Center for Biological Diversity were involved in what they’re calling “the largest, most comprehensive review of the impacts of agricultural pesticides on soil organisms ever conducted.” “Soils are incredibly important. Read the original: Soil-dwelling invertebrates are victims of pesticides.

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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. Impact Voices Regeneration

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CIRIA appoints research lead for new guidance on sustainable management of surplus soils

Envirotec Magazine

CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association has commissioned a new research project that aims to produce concise, up to date, interactive guidance on the whole surplus soil management process from ‘cradle to grave’, with Stantec appointed as the project research contractor.

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Can regenerative agriculture deliver on its promise?

GreenBiz

The questions underscore the complexities of soil science. Agriculture Carbon Capture Foodstuff Regenerative Agriculture SoilSkeptics are sowing doubts about the carbon sequestration potential.

Episode 197: Shell gets back to nature, General Mills' soil savant

GreenBiz

Plus, why urban agriculture is a fertile market for growth. Corporate Strategy Electric Vehicles Electricity Grid Energy & Climate Food & Agriculture Podcast 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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There are solar ground-mount solutions for any type of soil

Solar Power World

With varying altitudes, water tables and environments, the soils between our two ocean coasts can be sandy, soft, rocky or clay-laden. Solar installers have to navigate many unique soil requirements when working on ground-mount projects. The United States is a vast landmass.

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Agriculture doesn't have to be the villain: regenerative farming can save our soils

Eco-Business

This World Soil Day, Petra Hans of IKEA Foundation argues that working with not against nature is the only sustainable way for agriculture to feed a growing human population

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

One of the biggest complaints about urban living is the lack of space to grow your own veggies, but this automatic home garden can fit in nearly any kitchen space

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

AGreenLiving

Mineral-associated organic matter, on the other hand, consists mostly of microscopic coatings on soil particles. See the original post here: Soil carbon is a valuable resource but not all soil carbon is created equal.

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The Nature Conservancy is building a portfolio of agtech ventures to improve soil health

Impact Alpha

The post The Nature Conservancy is building a portfolio of agtech ventures to improve soil health appeared first on Impact Alpha. ImpactAlpha, March 24 — The Nature Conservancy has formed a partnership with iSelect Fund, an impact venture firm that invests mainly in agriculture.

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Farmers and ranchers harvest ‘soil carbon’ to meet rising corporate demand for emission offsets

Impact Alpha

The post Farmers and ranchers harvest ‘soil carbon’ to meet rising corporate demand for emission offsets appeared first on Impact Alpha. ImpactAlpha, Feb. 17 – Candidates in last year’s U.S. Senate race in Iowa were asked in a televised debate to cite the clearing.

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Zombie Soil: The Harmful Result of Industrial Farming

AGreenLiving

Industrial farming practices like monocropping and tilling are stripping our … The post Zombie Soil: The Harmful Result of Industrial Farming appeared first on Earth 911. View post: Zombie Soil: The Harmful Result of Industrial Farming. Eco appeared-first business & policy deforestation earth harmful-result heavy-environmental industrial our- regenerative agriculture soil reclamation soy

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An installation boom is coming to the Northeast and its temperamental soil conditions 2021 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

Solar is prevailing in the Northeast following a string of passed legislation creating community solar programs in New England. States like New Jersey, Maryland and Maine all recently created community solar programs, and Pennsylvania may soon follow.

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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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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).

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Land Accelerator helps close financing gap for African soil startups

Impact Alpha

The post Land Accelerator helps close financing gap for African soil startups appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Sept. 10 – Turning sugarcane waste into cooking fuel. Growing neem trees to make natural pesticides and insect repellants. Providing affordable piped water for smallholder farmers.

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Forget moonshots — it’s time now for a global 'soilshot' to address climate change

GreenBiz

Carbon Removal Food & Agriculture Land use SoilPoor land use is increasing erosion, nutrient depletion and other threats. But sustainable practices and technologies can reverse this trend.

7 Things To Know About CBD and Sustainability

Green Living Guy

Clean Air Climate Change Climate Resiliency Eco Friendly Products Environment global warming Green Jobs green living organic pollution Protect Soil sustainability water conservation cannabis CBD eco-friendly Eco-friendly CBD pollution free soil erosion soil health soil pollution Zero Waste

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Restoring soils could remove up to ‘5.5bn tonnes’ of greenhouse gases every year

Eco-Business

A new analysis takes a look at how protecting and replenishing soils – both in agricultural and natural landscapes – could help to combat warming

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5 Environmental Benefits Of CBD Products

Green Living Guy

Climate Change Eco Friendly Products Environment going green green business Green Jobs green living green products organic Protect Soil sustainability Biomass CBD Eco-friendly CBD environmentally friendly global warming Hemp soil erosion soil health soil nutrients

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Capturing the opportunities of natural climate solutions

GreenBiz

Climate Change Carbon Removal Food & Agriculture Forestry Land use Quantis Regenerative Agriculture science-based targets Soil Sponsored Supply chain DeforestationSponsored: Companies are working with nature to reach their corporate carbon targets.

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Digging into the complex, confusing, and contentious world of soil carbon offsets

Business Green

Jim Giles explores the deep divisions that are shaping the emerging field of soil-based offsets. This week, I'll try to untangle one of the more complex, confusing and contentious aspects of our food systems: the emerging market for soil carbon offsets.

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The Brief: Creative recovery, Iowa’s soil wealth, sustainable investments in volatile markets

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Creative recovery, Iowa’s soil wealth, sustainable investments in volatile markets appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impacts! Agents of Impact Call No. 15: Making the mark in impact management.

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Toxins In Soil Are Making Us Sick: How Greentech Startup Biomede Is Harvesting Earth Contamination

Forbes Green Tech

Patricia Gifu, Co-founder of Biomede, was working in cancer research when she connected the dots between proliferation in cancer cases and toxins in the soil.

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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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Iroquois Valley Farmland’s direct public offering lets smaller investors get a share of ‘soil wealth’

Impact Alpha

Smaller investors can now invest in soil wealth. Previously, only wealthy individuals, foundations and family offices – so-called accredited investors – The post Iroquois Valley Farmland’s direct public offering lets smaller investors get a share of ‘soil wealth’ appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Sept. 17 – Tired of gold? Leery of Bitcoin?

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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.

The Brief: Soil-carbon markets, edtech startups, reduce and recycle, expanding EV charging, Goldman’s sustainability bond, pay for success

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Soil-carbon markets, edtech startups, reduce and recycle, expanding EV charging, Goldman’s sustainability bond, pay for success appeared first on Impact Alpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Agents of Impact Call No.

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Mulch 101: Mulching Your Soil for a Healthy Garden

AGreenLiving

Mulch is any material you use to cover bare soil … The post Mulch 101: Mulching Your Soil for a Healthy Garden appeared first on Earth911.com. See the rest here: Mulch 101: Mulching Your Soil for a Healthy Garden. Eco appeared-first cover-bare earth911-com- first-on-earth911 garden healthy healthy-garden home & garden mulch mulching-your soil you-use

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'Historical underestimation': Nitrogen fertiliser 'overlooked' driver of climate change, Soil Association warns

Business Green

Phase out of synthetic fertilisers and wider dietary shift away from intensively farmed meat urgently required to curb climate damaging gas, the Soil Association warns. But Soil Assocation argues deeper action is needed.

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Iowa’s soy farmers to be paid for sustainable soil and water outcomes

Impact Alpha

But soy farming is linked to deforestation, soil erosion and other negative environmental impacts. The post Iowa’s soy farmers to be paid for sustainable soil and water outcomes appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, April 14 – U.S.

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Event - Congress on Soil, Plant and Water Sciences

Green Market Oracle

The 3rd Annual Congress on Soil, Plant and Water Sciences will take place on November 11-12, 2019 at Madrid, Spain. The theme is “Invention of new significant tool for sustainable growth in soil, plant and natural resources on earth.” The aim is to aggregate community and to create a platform for launching new applications, technologies and to explore new trends in the field of Soil Sciences.

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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 Sustainable Soils Alliance (SSA) said it found just 0.41

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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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