Soil health practices are paying off

GreenBiz

A new report shows that regenerative agriculture practices are good for incomes, soil health and the environment

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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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Which Is More Important To Biofuels – The Soil Or The Crop?

Jim Conca

Biofuels are a key component of a clean energy future, and the soil is more important than the crop. Soil texture influences the local microbiome which in turns influences crop yield, the physical and chemical attributes of soil and the chemical makeup of organic matter in the soil.

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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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Using inoculated trees to clean up soil

GreenBiz

This startup is pumping trees full of probiotics to clean up contaminated land — and help tackle climate change

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A Good Soil

Envirotec Magazine

Diesel-polluted soil from now defunct military outposts in Greenland can be remediated using naturally occurring soil bacteria, according to the evidence of a recently-completed experiment in Mestersvig in the east of the country. For the rest of the year, the soil is frozen.

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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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How adding rock dust to soil could help drive carbon into the ground

GreenBiz

Researchers are finding that when pulverized rock is applied to agricultural fields, the soil pulls far more carbon from the air and crop yields increase.

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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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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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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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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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Soil health practices are paying off

AGreenLiving

A new report shows that regenerative agriculture practices are good for incomes, soil health and the environment. View original here: Soil health practices are paying off.

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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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Continuum Ag: Helping Farmers Sequester Carbon in Soil

Clean Energy Trust

Here’s why Clean Energy Trust is excited about our investment in Continuum Ag , an Iowa-based startup run by farmers, for farmers, to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices that improve sustainability, increase profits, and sequester carbon in the soil.

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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-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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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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Protein production methods and carbon capture in agricultural soils – New Insight from Cleantech Forum Europe

CleanTech Group

Two key topics: gas fermentation to produce proteins for feed and food, and how to measure, manage, and monetize carbon capture in agricultural. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights

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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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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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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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A-frame supports make solar tracker installation feasible in difficult soil conditions

Solar Power World

As installers break into new markets like the Northeast, where the soil is rocky and ground frost is a risk, the depths I-beams must be driven for proper pull-resistance increases significantly.

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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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Mulch 101: Mulching Your Soil for a Healthy Garden

AGreenLiving

Mulch is any material you use to cover bare soil in a landscape. But mulching… The post Mulch 101: Mulching Your Soil for a Healthy Garden appeared first on Earth911. Here is the original: Mulch 101: Mulching Your Soil for a Healthy Garden. Eco appeared-first cleanup cover-bare earth watch earth911 healthy healthy-garden home & garden inspire & motivate mulching mulching-your ocean-conservancy soil

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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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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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How adding rock dust to soil could help drive carbon into the ground

AGreenLiving

Researchers are finding that when pulverized rock is applied to agricultural fields, the soil pulls far more carbon from the air and crop yields increase. Read more from the original source: How adding rock dust to soil could help drive carbon into the ground. Business Green benefits-for but-some climate disclosing-and esg link-between meet-net-zero pulls-far pulverized-rock setting-science-based soil the-climate the-soil

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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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'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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'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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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.

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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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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Using inoculated trees to clean up soil

AGreenLiving

Originally posted here: Using inoculated trees to clean up soil. This startup is pumping trees full of probiotics to clean up contaminated land — and help tackle climate change. Business Green fossil fuels more-companies other-countries pumping-trees tackle-climate thing-these will-it-take

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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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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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