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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Target Has Installed 500 Solar Power Systems

CleanTechnica

Clean Power Consumer Technology Rooftop Solar Solar Energy cotton csr SEIA Simply Balanced soil sustainable cotton target Target Solar Energy water water risk assessmentIn 2015, Target, one of the top U.S.

Biochar’s Role In Mitigating Climate Change

CleanTechnica

Agriculture Climate Change Interviews biochar biomass Carboculture carbon sequestration soil

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.”

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

AGreenLiving

Recently launched on Kickstarter, Verdeat is an indoor garden system that uses soil-less, organic plant cultivation to grow up to 76 plants. The system is arranged in a tower shape, made up of one, two or four stacked trays that use a soil-free organic system for cultivation.

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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

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Small businesses, big opportunities: Where to hunt for impact investments in Africa this year. The World Bankforecasts economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa to pick up to 2.9% (from an estimated 2.5% in 2019).

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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.

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. But we also need to preserve the soil fungi that we already have.

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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

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Steward’s ‘crowdfarming’ platform lets small investors back good food from local farms. Precision drones and other “ag tech” solutions may be sexier.

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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.

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

altenergymag

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

AGreenLiving

Here is the original: Episode 197: Shell gets back to nature, General Mills’ soil savant. Plus, why urban agriculture is a fertile market for growth. Business Green a-fertile-market corporate strategy electric vehicles electricity grid energy & climate fertile-market for-growth greenbiz 350 podcast podcast why-urban

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

AGreenLiving

Original post: Episode 197: Shell gets back to nature, General Mills’ soil savant. Plus, why urban agriculture is a fertile market for growth. Business Green a-fertile-market corporate strategy electric vehicles electricity grid energy & climate fertile-market for-growth greenbiz 350 podcast podcast why-urban

Can we stop stupid politics from ruining carbon farming?

Grist

Call it regenerative agriculture, carbon farming, soil carbon sequestration, but, boy have the candidates found an idea they love. Farmers can keep that greenhouse gas in the ground if they stop plowing, because turning over the dirt with a plow releases soil carbon.

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. Business Green agriculture bring-the call-the carbon removal carbon-capture exiled larisa regenerative agriculture soil-lifeSee the original post here: Black farmers embrace and implement solutions for climate resiliency.

There’s always one… (being negative about Sustainability)

Terra Infirma

Mrs K, aka Professor Karen Johnson, has appeared as a talking head in a Guardian video about soil health (see above). She’s super excited getting soil health some publicity and wanted my help with sharing it on social media. Soil fetishists.

Capturing the opportunities of natural climate solutions

AGreenLiving

Business Green are-working corporate-carbon land use reach-their science-based targets soil sponsored with-nature Sponsored: Companies are working with nature to reach their corporate carbon targets. Read more here: Capturing the opportunities of natural climate solutions.

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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.

Olson Kundig designs worlds first Recompose facility for composting human remains

Inhabitat - Innovation

Olson Kundig has unveiled designs for the flagship facility of Recompose, a company that will offer a new and sustainable after-death care service, in which human rains are gently converted into clean soil

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Regenerative Agriculture: Agricultural Revolution or Carbon Pricing Capitalism?

CleanTech Group

Regenerative agriculture is about improving soil through better farm practices. The aim is to use farming practices that increase soil health through increased biodiversity, water retention, topsoil protection, and other farming process improvements.

Sead Pod offers grassroots solution to air pollution and global warming

Inhabitat - Innovation

Gardening should be good for the environment, adding oxygen to the air, nutrients to the soil, and filtering water for consumption. But plastic and toxins have become ubiquitous, leaving the home gardener to make intentional choices about which products to use.

New round of grant funding for the Dairy Digester Enhancement Program

CleanTech Alliance

Funds are provided for grants that enhance the viability of dairy digester projects, including bioenergy, improved energy efficiency and advanced nutrient recovery systems that produce value-added biofertilizers, reduce trucking of lagoon water and improve soil […]. Source: Washington state Department of Commerce. December 4, 2019 The Dairy Digester Enhancement program is part of Clean Energy Fund (CEF) 4.

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Trading carbon credits from nature sparks fiery debate at UN talks

Eco-Business

Oil and gas companies say earning carbon credits to improve soils and forests will cut emissions - but critics call it a distraction

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7 U.S. military bases that went solar

Solar Power World

The United States has hundreds of military installations on domestic soil alone and is considered responsible for the most energy consumption from a single source in the nation.

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Optimising ecotoxicology

Envirotec Magazine

It discusses the advanced analytical approaches that are used to apply Asymmetric Flow Field-Flow Fractionation with online UV-Visible and ICP-MS detectors to nano-geochemical systems in the SWAMP (Soils, Water, Air, Manures, and Plants) laboratory, at the University of Alberta, Canada ( [link] ).

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Specialist firm develops eco-solution for Japanese knotweed waste

Envirotec Magazine

The charcoal has a honeycomb-like structure which can be charged up with additives such as liquid organic fertiliser to make an excellent soil amendment.

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The Best Option for Airlines to Shrink Their Carbon Footprint

GreenTechMedia

Soil itself can hold immense amounts of carbon and is capable of absorbing — through sequestration — more carbon than either oceans or forests. Healthier soils can result in healthier crops and ultimately healthier people.

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Ancient Amazonian societies managed the forest intensively but sustainably—here's what we can learn from them

Eco-Business

The Amazon’s trees, soils and mysterious earthworks tell the story of the millions who lived there before European arrival and suggest a way of life that can sustain large populations while still conserving biodiversity

Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing

Solar Power World

A partnership between White Oak Pastures and Silicon Ranch will encourage regenerative practices on solar farms.

Steward’s ‘crowdfarming’ platform lets small investors back good food from local farms

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 in Kansas. ImpactAlpha, Oct. 9 – Precision drones and other “ag tech” solutions may be sexier.

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Construction Increases Environmental Remediation

The Environmental Blog

These toxins can quickly leach through sediment and soil into groundwater or flow downstream to expose miles of farmland, towns, and ecological sanctuaries. A small leak in a storage tank can quickly contaminate surrounding soil.

Scientists Use Planet to Data to Examine Cause of Palu Valley Landslides

Planet Pulse

The strength and stiffness of the soil decreased dramatically due to the shaking of the great quake, turning it from a solid to a liquid in one of the most dramatic soil liquefaction events ever recorded, leading to destructive landslides.

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NEXTracker unveils NX Gemini ‘two-in-portrait’ single-axis solar tracker

Solar Power World

The next-generation, two-module-in-portrait (2P) tracker is optimized for customer sites with hard soils, challenging terrain, irregular parcel shapes and high-wind requirements. NEXTracker, a Flex company, introduced a new member of its smart single-axis solar tracker family, NX Gemini.

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Sustainability Guide for Lawn Care: Best Organic Fertilizers

Green Business Bureau

They often do not give the soil the right minerals or elements in order for it to sustain its nutrients, which eventually harms the plants. Continuous spreading also hurts the pH levels in the soil causing issues like pests, releases of greenhouse gases, and harm to plants.