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 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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Soil Mapping Technologies: Regenerative Agriculture, Soil Carbon Sequestration and Ecosystem Service Payments

CleanTech Group

A key takeaway from our work on Soil Carbon, a part of the Cleantech for Europe project we are developing alongside Breakthrough Energy, Agriculture & Food Carbon Offsets Cleantech Insights Regenerative Agriculture agriculture Agtech soil

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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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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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Plans for Scotland’s first hazardous soil treatment centre announced

Envirotec Magazine

The project will also include the creation of a hazardous soil treatment centre, the first of its kind in Scotland. million tonnes of soils were disposed of in 2019, said SEPA, amounting to 39% of all waste sent to landfill.

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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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Contaminated land consultants urged to use new British Standard when soil sampling

Envirotec Magazine

Industry specialists working on contaminated land are being urged to use the new British Standard BS 10176 for soil sampling. Good soil VOC data begins with good sampling practices. Concerns raised over reliability of old-style VOC testing.

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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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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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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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Soil Your Undies … To Find Out How Healthy Your Soil Is

AGreenLiving

Soil Your Undies” sounds like the latest, grossest internet challenge to make the social media… The post Soil Your Undies … To Find Out How Healthy Your Soil Is appeared first on Earth911. Continued here: Soil Your Undies … To Find Out How Healthy Your Soil Is. Eco earth911 first-on-earth911 grossest-internet healthy healthy-your latest like-the-latest make-the make-the-social social soil the-latest

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'Make soil sexy': Supermodel Arizona Muse debuts biodynamic farming initiative

Business Green

Soil is suddenly in fashion. As both demand for organic produce and public awareness of the role of soil in protecting biodiversity and tackling the climate crisis grows, there is an opportunity to promote biodynamic farming in the food, fibre, and wool sectors, according to the non-profit.

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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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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.

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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'Utmost importance': Worsening soil pollution among planet's biggest challenges, UN warns

Business Green

Global assessment of soil pollution warns of major threat to food supplies unless urgent action is taken to accelerate adoption of sustainable farming practices and tackle industrial 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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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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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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7 Things To Know About CBD and Sustainability

Green Living Guy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

'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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Plastic Mulch Improves Plant Growth For One Season, Then Damages Soil: Study

Forbes Green Tech

China has led the world in using plastic-film mulch to increase the productivity of its crops, and now it needs to lead the world in removing the plastic residue damaging its croplands, according to a study out this week

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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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