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. They work differently.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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 five most common solar ground mounting solutions — I-beams, helical anchors, ground… The post There are solar ground-mount solutions for any type of soil appeared first on Solar Power World. The United States is a vast landmass.

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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. Business Green achieving-sustainable agriculture buy-from coatings-on-soil driving-the-transition firms-driving fossil organic-matter regenerative agriculture soil stuff the-stuff

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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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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.

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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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. Join Tideline’s Christina Leijonhufvud and impact investors Nuveen, LeapFrog Investments and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for an inside look at best practices in impact management.

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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. ImpactAlpha, Jan.

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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. farmers plant more than 85 million acres of soybeans to supply animal feed, industrial biofuels and everyday food products. Agricultural giant Cargill and the Walton Family Foundation are partnering with the Iowa Soybean Association to encourage.

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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

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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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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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 launches consultation on fertiliser's role in air pollution and soil degradation

Business Green

The UK government has this week launched a major new consultation on how to reduce ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers, which have been widely blamed for exacerbating air pollution and soil degradation. Secondly, it helps minimise the quantity of nitrogen deposited on sensitive habitats such as peat bogs, which can lead to excess nitrogen in soils, damaging the growth of certain plant species.

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The Brief: Health clinic electrification, insect protein, India’s soil health, corporate energy retrofits, stakeholder capitalism tools, JPMorgan’s climate vow

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Health clinic electrification, insect protein, India’s soil health, corporate energy retrofits, stakeholder capitalism tools, JPMorgan’s climate vow appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Complete our five-minute survey.

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TERRASMART TO HOST OPEN HOUSE HIGHLIGHTING FROST SUSCEPTIBLE SOILS IN NEW YORK

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With solar developments increasing across regions that are susceptible to frost heave, developers and asset owners’ awareness in knowing what to look for in frost susceptible soils as well as what questions to ask, will prove paramount to ensure reliable long-term assets

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

AGreenLiving

The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. Originally posted here: Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet. Business Green africa agriculture carbon removal energy & climate for-forests not-enough protecting-and restoring-soil saharan-africa the-fuel well-beyond with-devastatingBut not enough people are taking these steps.

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6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets

AGreenLiving

6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets Jesse Klein Wed, 11/04/2020 – 01:00 Carbon offsets are a big, confusing topic. 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. This includes the depth of soil monitoring that is needed.

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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 government has been accused of neglecting soil health in England and thereby potentially heightening the risks of flood, food insecurity, and biodiversity loss, after a freedom of information request revealed it spends just a fraction of its environmental monitoring budget on enhancing and protecting soils.

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The Brief: Zebras take on unicorns, Africa’s soil startups, climate-analytics consolidation, St. Paul’s creativity economy

Impact Alpha

Special guest: author Richard Morais, whose latest The post The Brief: Zebras take on unicorns, Africa’s soil startups, climate-analytics consolidation, St. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Gathering Agents of Impact in New York. The low-carbon transition is inevitable, says Andrew Lee, but investors can help speed and shape the disruption.

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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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How fungi could help stem our mushrooming climate crisis

Grist

Soil fungi play an important role in the functioning of the plants’ roots: The fungi supply the plant with nutrients, and the plant’s roots deliver carbon that nourishes the fungi. That’s 12 times more carbon than is stored in ecosystems where plants and soil fungi aren’t having an affaire de coeur. Planting native plants in abandoned crop fields and barren land could help stem the exodus of carbon from our soil and sequester more carbon in the ground.

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Climate Change Impacting CO2 has Peatland exchange primarily via moisture conditions

Green Living Guy

University of Eastern Finland: Press release, 8 April 2019 So Northern peatlands store approximately one third of global soil carbon. I mean by partly anaerobic soil conditions.

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. Growing evidence of the myriad benefits well-maintained soils can deliver by combating climate change, alleviating flooding, boosting crop yields, and supporting biodiversity, has been highlighted in a new Royal Society report today, which argues the UK now stands at a "critical moment" for the future of the country's soil health.

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The Brief: Crowdfarming local farms, smart emergency response, tracking soil health, The Purpose of Capital musical, Evercare’s new CEO

Impact Alpha

But a $25,000 loan to buy a tractor or fencing is arguably more critical to the health of the soil and the livelihood of a farmer The post The Brief: Crowdfarming local farms, smart emergency response, tracking soil health, The Purpose of Capital musical, Evercare’s new CEO appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Steward’s ‘crowdfarming’ platform lets small investors back good food from local farms.

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The Brief: Big opportunities in small businesses in Africa, soil restoration REIT, social housing in France, greenhouse lettuce, Opportunity Zone impact

Impact Alpha

But global investors watching indicators like oil and commodity exports may be missing the real story, according to The post The Brief: Big opportunities in small businesses in Africa, soil restoration REIT, social housing in France, greenhouse lettuce, Opportunity Zone impact appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Small businesses, big opportunities: Where to hunt for impact investments in Africa this year.

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