Bridgestone Awarded $35 Million USDA Climate-Smart Grant to Advance Guayule Natural Rubber Production

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:00:42 +0000

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) a $35 million climate-smart grant to invest in the desert shrub guayule in order to increase natural rubber production in the United States and provide growers with a crop that is more environmentally friendly while also tackling the ongoing water crisis in the Southwest. […]

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Food Security & Solutions At COP27

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 19:30:27 +0000

COP27For the first time ever, formal discussions took place at the annual climate convention about food security. The consensus is that, in order to produce healthy, nutritious, sustainable, and resilient food, it’s imperative to diversify the way we produce our food.

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Puerto Rico & The Quest For Sustainability, Part 1

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:45:29 +0000

Puerto RicoFood security threatens many regions around the world. Puerto Rico’s decades of dependence on outside food imports has impacted the health and resilience of this island commonwealth.

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Understanding and applying through specialized LMIA applications

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:00:44 +0000

As part of hiring a temporary foreign worker (TFW) in Canada—under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)—companies must submit a request for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This document is needed to hire a foreign worker and determine the impact of their hiring on the Canadian labour […]

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Industrial Agricultural Needs To Be Replaced By Agroecology — Soon

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 00:00:46 +0000

agroecologyFarming with nature rather than against it seems like common sense, but industrial agriculture has a hard hold on global food production. It’s time to break the systems that perpetuate harmful growing practices.

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Queensland Australia Has A Fossil Fuel Revenue Problem & Wants Hydrogen To Solve It

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 16:15:33 +0000

ANU GIS map of Queensland pumped hydro resource locationsGreen hydrogen for energy is an economic dead end, not a replacement for fossil fuel revenues, and the sooner Queensland policy makers internalize that, the sooner Queensland will be able to address its economic realities.

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Can Eco-Labeling Inspire More Sustainable Eating?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 13:00:56 +0000

eco-labelingEco-labels can be an effective tool for behavior change and can support circular economy outcomes. They guide consumers to more sustainable product choices and build an incentive for producers to redesign products more generally.

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Sexy/Unsexy, Practical/Impractical: Let’s Talk Atmospheric Carbon Drawdown’s Hype Vs Reality

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2022 03:18:33 +0000

Sexy / Unsexy, Practical / Impractical for carbon drawdown quadrant chart by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy IncThe next quadrant chart of sexy vs practical is in place, one on carbon drawdown from our overloaded atmosphere. It complements the ones on electricity and energy storage, and ground, marine and air transportation.

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Solar Panels Create Micro-Climate To Save Vineyards In Spain

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2022 18:30:36 +0000

solar panels agrivoltaic regenerative wine grapesVineyards in Spain are piloting a test of solar panels with an advanced “smart” tracking system get more bang for the agrivoltaics buck.

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