Tag Archives: climate change

Standard Bank aims for net zero by 2050, campaigners demand more

Banks under pressure to cut fossil fuel financing The standard sets targets to reduce fossil fuel lending Campaigners say bank needs targets to cut emissions JOHANNESBURG, March 16 (Reuters) – Leading African lender Standard Bank (SBKJ.J) has ruled out funding for all new coal-fired power plants and most oil-fired power …

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Using Celtic science and wisdom to save trees (and souls)

In her forties, Dr. Beresford-Kroeger turned to writing, although it took her a decade to find a publisher for her first manuscript. Since then, she has published eight books, including at least two Canadian bestsellers. One was about holistic gardening, another was about living a clean life. But his main …

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Groundwork BioAg and NovaTero expand the mycorrhizal bio-platform

Groundwork BioAg and its exclusive Brazilian distribution partner, NovaTero BioAg, announced a new product offering for Brazilian farmers this growing season, Rootella BR Ultra, which expands the scope of in-furrow application and seed treatment methods in soybeans, corn and other cereals. Rootella BR Ultra is the most concentrated mycorrhizal inoculant …

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Editorial | Mr. Charles’ opportunity in agriculture | Remark

In retrospect, Pearnel Charles Jr was doomed to failure or very little accomplishment as Minister for Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change. In this ministry, he largely presided over a facade. All the critical agencies, as well as the financial resources needed to get things done big or serious, …

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KeHE unveils a new promotion of CAREtrade 2022 partners

KeHE Distributors SARL, has selected 10 food companies that manufacture the world a better place because its CAREtrade partners for 2022. The CAREtrade initiative recognizes and supports mission-driven brands and products that advance higher purpose and give back to communities around the world. Through the program, KeHE works hand-in-hand with …

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Maximize habitat values ​​and habitat function in urban landscapes –

Speaker: Pat Reynolds, California Native Grassland Association Zoom Reservation required: Link here Landscaping with native species and incorporating habitat enhancing features into urban areas is an important and underutilized conservation action that can effectively increase habitat value in the built environment. . If properly designed, city gardens can provide important …

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Lucent BioSciences Receives $ 4.2 Million Investment to Commercialize Carbon Neutral Fertilizers

VANCOUVER, BC, 23 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – Closure of Lucent BioSciences, Inc. (Lucent) $ 4.2 million in the investments of Emmertech, Amathaon, SVG Ventures, WUTIF Capital, Vantec / eFund and Vancouverangel investors based. Lucent is motivated by accelerating the transition from agriculture to sustainability. Lucent Bio has developed …

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Opening of several renewable energy plants in Astoria

A section of the Astoria energy complex, located at the end of Steinway Street near Luyster Creek, will be transformed into a zero emission converter station (GMaps) November 22, 2021 Ta’Leah Van Sixtine Part of the Astoria power complex – which once produced electricity from fossil fuels – will be …

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Marin IJ Readers Forum for November 18, 2021 – Marin Independent Journal

Call the National Guard to help with the supply chain In his recently published California Voice commentary, Danny Wan urges legislation and policy changes to address growing supply chain bottlenecks at our ports and distribution centers (“The Legislature of the United States). ‘State Can Help Fix America’s Broken Supply Chain’, …

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Zero-emission natural gas power plants arrive in US and UK

A new type of natural gas-fired power plant is starting to make its way around the world, one that can generate electricity from fossil fuels while capturing the CO2 produced in the process. The challenge: To tackle climate change, we need to shift from carbon-emitting sources of electricity, such as …

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Sustainability remains a priority despite the pandemic

Market trends driving commitments to sustainability issues such as waste reduction, recycling, local sourcing and clean energy use accelerated when COVID hit in early 2020. So While the pandemic has forced on-site restaurant operators to make significant adjustments in how, where and when they serve food, adherence to sustainability policies …

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What is needed in the USDA Climate Smart Agriculture Program

Leaders from around the world gathered at the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, or COP26, for a series of events and announcements focused on the United States’ commitment to work with international partners to fight against climate change. Here at home, the agriculture department is …

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Geothermal power plants in Japan quadruple since 2011 nuclear accident

The number of geothermal power plants in Japan has quadrupled since the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, northeastern Japan, according to industry data. Despite the skyrocketing, shown in data from the Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering Society, geothermal energy only accounts for 0.3% of the country’s total electricity production, as …

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Nature can reduce costs, extend the life of infr

A recently published article hopes to spark discussion about adopting designs and construction methods that use nature to reduce costs, extend project lifecycles and improve ecological synergy, according to a scientist from Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Bald cypress trees act as a natural infrastructure to protect the shoreline along the …

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Moby calls on world leaders to strike ‘plant-based treaty’

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Moby urges world leaders to view plant-based food as a leading solution to the climate crisis. The vegan activist and electronic musician has released a video that aims to help negotiate a treaty that highlights the widespread benefits of plant-based agriculture, …

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Armed with paddle and GoPro, entrepreneur aims to create ‘street view’ of Puget Sound

Standing on the beach in Seattle’s Golden Gardens, Brian Footen points to the GoPro camera that captures 360-degree images every 10 seconds as he surveys Puget Sound. (Photo GeekWire / Lisa Stiffler) We all engaged in a little voyeuristic spying and exploring using Google Maps Street View, scanning homes and …

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G20 ends funding for coal-fired power plants abroad but leaves domestic use in place

G20 leaders reached a deal to end international funding for coal-fired power ahead of the start of the COP26 climate summit, but have not agreed to end national coal-fired power in their own. country. The Rome summit deal follows heated debate and opposition from coal-dependent countries, including Turkey and Russia. …

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Coffee and climate have a complicated relationship

This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions, which examines efforts around the world to make a difference. Wilston Vilchez, a third-generation coffee farmer in the Nicaraguan mountains, has witnessed drastic climate change on his 25-acre coffee and cocoa farm for years, but when two hurricanes hit …

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Business Highlights: Battery Factories, Facebook Hires

___ Automakers speed up electric vehicle battery factories DETROIT (AP) – Global automakers are stepping up construction of factories to prepare for what many believe is a rapid transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. On Monday, Toyota, Stellantis, Foxconn, Ford and Volvo all made announcements about electric vehicle …

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Weaning Californians off gasoline lawn equipment isn’t a wake-up call, it’s about air quality

No, this is not a wacky California. But that’s how more than a few who’ve never entered the San Joaquin Valley before are crafting signed legislation on Saturday that they say makes Gavin Newsom the most awake governor of them all. The target of their scorn – among other new …

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Agencies call on Ohioans to help monarch populations

AKRON, Ohio – Monarch populations are alarmingly declining, forcing conservation officials to ask residents to help golden butterflies gain access to food to survive their long migration each year. Milkweed is the only plant used by monarch butterflies for egg laying and, as caterpillars, on which they depend for food, …

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Staten Island sewer project delayed by 24 years as climate change accelerates

When Rudy Giuliani was elected to a second term as mayor, his administration announced it would install a storm sewer in a flood-prone section of Staten Island. Nearly 24 years later, the planned $ 10.7 million project on a three-block stretch from Willow Avenue to Rosebank is expected to finally …

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Scientists discover how to manipulate plants’ response to light for food growth

What if you could turn a plant’s genes on and off based on changes in light and temperature? This is exactly what a group of UC Riverside scientists did in a recent study that could have significant implications for farmers in a time of rapid and unpredictable climate change (reported …

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Hormel takes another step forward in plant-based meat substitutes

Hormel, a world leader in meat production, is taking its biggest step to date in the growing meat substitute market in partnership with a California company. Austin’s Hormel Foods Co. and Sacramento-based Better Meat Co. announced the joint venture on Wednesday. The California food start-up has developed a meat alternative …

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How adding rock dust to soil could help drag carbon into the soil

This story was produced in collaboration by the Food and Environment Reporting Network and Yale Environment 360. It is reproduced here with permission. On a hot and humid August day near Geneva, New York, Garrett Boudinot stands in a hemp field, green stems protruding a foot or more from his …

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Native hawthorns are exceptional trees, but don’t try to squeeze one

What is your favorite native tree? Oak? Rowan tree? Ash? Birch? Hazelnut? Holly? Alder? Wild cherry? If? Willow? Scots pine? Mine is strangely underestimated by too many Irish gardeners. I say strange because it is ultra hardy, exceptionally versatile, tolerating a very wide range of harsh growing conditions (including exposed …

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How Chicago Poop Becomes Incredible Fertilizer

Chicago gardeners now have a secret weapon in their quest to grow the juiciest tomatoes or tallest sunflowers – other people’s poop. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the entity responsible for Chicago’s wastewater treatment, has been converting “biosolids” into usable compost since 2016. MWRD’s six treatment plants …

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Garden Notes: Protect the environment

Last Monday’s spectacular harvest moon and the fall equinox ushered in a new gardening season. Photons decrease daily, nighttime temperatures drop, heavy dew falls most mornings, while days can be surprisingly warm under the infrared-rich sunlight. Earth’s northern hemisphere turns its back on the sun as we traverse the annual …

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Scientists get closer to solving Caribbean algae mystery | WKZO | All Kalamazoo

By Jake Spring (Reuters) – Scientists were baffled when a strip of algae longer than the entire Brazilian coastline germinated in 2011 in the tropical Atlantic – an area typically devoid of the nutrients that would fuel such growth. A group of American researchers have identified a prime suspect: human …

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Lessons from my garden on patient care

Sometimes on a summer Sunday I sit outside on my covered porch and gaze at my shady garden. During this time, I also think about my patients and the lessons my garden has taught me about them. It might seem strange to compare patients to plants, so let me explain. …

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Fertilizer runoff in Illinois still on the rise, despite a program designed to slow it

When it rains on a farm in central Illinois, the water flowing into the area’s streams and rivers carries excess nutrients from the fertilizers with it. These nutrients eventually flow into the Mississippi River and ultimately into the Gulf of Mexico. And while you can’t see them with the naked …

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Opinion: We Must Protect and Restore California’s ‘Blue Carbon’ Coastal Areas

The Mission Bay wetlands. Photo_by Greg Hoxsie California is famous for its beaches and rugged shores which attract visitors from around the world and fuel local economies. The coastal wetlands, sea grasslands and kelp forests that also dot our shoreline are perhaps less famous but are just as vital to …

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Drought tests centuries-old New Mexico water traditions

ABIQUIU, NM (AP) – At the edge of a sandstone outcrop, Teresa Leger Fernández watches the Rio Chama. The river follows a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hills, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red and yellow cliffs made famous by painter …

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Give plants a head start by planting in the fall

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In the spring, enthusiastic gardeners drive to nurseries, load up their cars, and drive home to plant. It’s the tradition. But the fall planting is also a great time to put the plants in the ground. Nurseries might not be as packed with plants in the fall, …

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The world’s largest decarbonization plant lights up

SVERY AFTER At 6 p.m. on September 9, the Orca carbon capture plant, just outside Reykjavik in Iceland, turned on its fans and began to suck carbon dioxide out of the air. The sound was subtle, much like a gurgling stream. But the creators of the plant hope it will …

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There is a sure-fire way to stop big sewage spills: stop big sewage discharges

VSall that the summer sewage. In July, the Los Angeles Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, the city’s largest municipal wastewater treatment facility, dumped 17 million gallons of raw sewage into Santa Monica Bay after an unexpected wave of debris overwhelmed the plant, causing beaches to close during the height of beach …

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Can rock dust be a climate solution for agriculture?

On a hot and humid August day near Geneva, New York, Garrett Boudinot stands in a hemp field, the green stems protruding a foot or more beyond his 6-foot, 4-inch frame. Today, Cornell University’s mustached research assistant will harvest six acres of the crop, weigh it in red plastic bins, …

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At least 22 dead, dozens still missing in catastrophic Tennessee flooding

A Tennessee sheriff said on Sunday that 22 people have died in Humphreys County after record rains caused devastating flooding that washed away homes. A Facebook page of Waverly officials listed around 40 people missing. Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis said many of those missing were from neighborhoods hardest hit …

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The FIT museum finally plants a trendy rose garden

Apparently, the rose is still a trendy rose even after the pandemic has stopped. While Robert Frost, Georgia O’Keeffe, Aretha Franklin and other creators have immortalized the flower in verse, the Museum at FIT is doing so with its latest exhibition. More from WWD Almost a year after its planned …

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Burnt: why waste incineration is harmful

Wheelabrator Saugus Incineration Plant in Saugus, MA Since the Biden administration took office, Congress has been considering bills to fund infrastructure, tackle plastic pollution, and fight against climate change. While legislative action is welcome, Congress must avoid ideas disguised as environmental advances that truly threaten public health and the environment. …

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Dikes, storm barriers and sponge parks: how can cities prevent flooding?

The devastating floods that have hit Germany and Belgium are a stark reminder of the dangers the low-lying cities of the world face, as climate change brings more extreme weather conditions. Research has shown that a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, paving the way for sudden torrential rains that …

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How invasive plants could benefit from climate change ”Yale Climate Connections

While driving on the freeway, it is common to see stretches of road overgrown with weeds. Once they gain a foothold, invasive species such as purple loosestrife, kudzu, and Japanese barberry can crowd out native plants and gain the upper hand. Daniel Montesinos is with the Australian tropical herbarium at …

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Effects of chemical fertilizers on human health and the environment

The use of chemicals as fertilizers and pesticides has increased dramatically over the past decades in Sri Lanka and around the world. Chemical fertilizers, despite their extremely harmful impact, have become a boon to Sri Lankan farmers which allows them to harvest improved agricultural yields, although the long-term adverse effects …

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Alpine plants are threatened by the increasing heat of the climate

Like many mountainous regions, the European Alps are heating up quickly. Alpine plants will suffer – and life underground too. July 3, 2021 through Climate information network leave a comment By Kieran Cooke The early snowmelt in the Alps is not only bad news for avid skiers and for those …

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By phasing out coal plants, we can save millions of lives

Burning fossil fuels also directly harms us by contributing to various diseases, many of which are life threatening. Emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are the root cause of climate change, which threatens the health of life on the planet and thus harms us all. Yet the burning of …

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Cape Town and Lima provide examples for San Diego without water

San Diego is one of many cities in Southern California facing water shortages that could learn from unusual efforts in South Africa and Peru to keep faucets flowing despite chronic supply shortages. in water. Three-quarters of the most populous U.S. state’s water comes from the northern third of the state, …

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Why Intel and TSMC are building water-dependent chip factories in Arizona

Electric vehicle driving through the Arizona desert The world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers are quickly trying to build new factories as the global chip crisis continues to wreak havoc on a plethora of industries. US semiconductor giant Intel in March announced plans to spend $ 20 billion on two new chip …

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New summer exhibition at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens | Sunny 106.5

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomes summer with the launch of its new exhibit, “Eco: A Season of Earthly Awareness”. Paying homage to the elements necessary for life to flourish, with over 30,000 flowers and plants, the garden beds are artistically designed to represent earth, wind, water and fire. Guests …

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Reinsurer Uses AI To Make California Insurance Affordable

Kettle technology aims to predict where next California wildfire will start and prevent property … [+] insurance prices get out of hand. Kettle This year’s California wildfires set fire to 1.4 million hectares, an area larger than Connecticut. Nine thousand houses and other structures burned down. While branded insurers like …

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Dawn of February 25: He’s back: Vilsack is sworn in

Tom Vilsack officially bears the title of “Secretary of Agriculture” again. He was sworn in on Wednesday night and will address the media today. Read our report, which includes an update on Vilsack’s COFOG plans, here. House Ag focuses on climate A top U.S. agricultural leader tells lawmakers today that …

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How climate change could trigger the next mortgage catastrophe

“Anyone who believes in science knows that global warming will only increase the risk of major storms in the future,” said Stevens, the former head of Freddie Mac, who was also president of the Mortgage Bankers Association business organization. “I think the key is, what’s predictive here? “ Making these …

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Pandemic aid to poorest countries critical for US interests: Treasury candidate

JERUSALEM: The first cargo ships from Dubai that docked last year in the Mediterranean port of Haifa were greeted with a celebration in Israel. Flags were fluttering. The journalists have gathered. The Prime Minister walked on the pier and delivered a speech on the fruits of peace.There was no fanfare, …

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