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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thawing Permafrost Is Giving Scientists The Chance To Study Long-Dead Diseases (Prepare For The Next Pandemic)

CleanTechnica

Climate Change Health Policy & Politics Research Science ancient coronaviruses Arctic permafrost Arctic soil bacteriophages coronaviruses diseases Inuit Inuit Diseases pandemics public health Spanish flu viruses

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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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Biochar’s Role In Mitigating Climate Change

CleanTechnica

Agriculture Climate Change Interviews biochar biomass Carboculture carbon sequestration soil

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

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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Composting For Climate Change: More Important Than You Might Think

CleanTechnica

Agriculture Climate Change Health carbon sinks climate chance compost Drawdown food waste greenhouse gasses Hawaii Project Drawdown regenerative agriculture soil

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.

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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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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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.

Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl

AGreenLiving

Read the original post: Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl. Plus, chit-chat about animal welfare expert Temple Grandin and GM’s vision for a future ride-hailing service. Business Green a-future-ride-hailing agriculture animal-welfare biodiversity chit-chat-about future-ride-hailing greenbiz 350 podcast innovation podcast ridesharing sports temple temple-grandin- vision-for

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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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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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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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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.

Tastes great, less carbon. Climate-positive beer takes regenerative agriculture mainstream

Impact Alpha

29 – Soil health is all the talk on the campaign trail in Iowa as well as on the slopes of Davos. Signals Regeneration sustainability farming IMPACT INVESTING climate change soil regenerative agriculure beerImpactAlpha, Jan.

Sustainable agriculture cleans up rivers in Cuba

Inhabitat - Innovation

Cuba's efforts in conservation agriculture has led to cleaner rivers and improved soil conditions

How climate change has altered cocoa farming in Ivory Coast

GreenBiz

Severe droughts have caused soil fertility to decline and therefore, yields hampered. Agriculture Books farmers Food & Agriculture Deforestation GreenBiz Reads

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How companies can source wool more sustainably

AGreenLiving

If sheep overgraze, they may degrade soil and cause erosion, which can be exacerbated by an increasingly warming climate. Business Green and-cause are-also degrade-soil driving change farmers fashion human key-animal taking-the-service warming-climateHow the animals are raised and sheared are also key animal welfare risk areas. View post: How companies can source wool more sustainably.

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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