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A combination of acidification and global warming could be turning oceans toxic and threatens to destabilise the balance of marine life, say US marine scientists.
With growing awareness of the economic costs of land degradation, political leaders are adopting ambitious targets to restore degraded forests and agricultural land.
Researcher Rick Haney travels the U.S. preaching the benefits of healthy soils. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about the folly of pursuing ever-greater crop yields using fertilizers and other chemicals and how farmland can by restored through natural methods.
We already have the methods to both feed and cool the planet. The problem is, the agrifoods industry—and our political leaders—want to keep business as usual.
There’s another laundry menace in town: microfibres. According to research by Plymouth University, washing 6kg of clothes can result in up to 728,789 fibers (for acrylic clothes) released as oceanic pollution.
Today’s CO2 atmosphere concentrations will lead to devastating increases in global temperatures and sea level over the thousands of years that cold deep ocean waters warm up, even if no more fossil fuel CO2 is added.
‘These crops could be the answer to the climate change effects that we will experience more and more,’ said Prof. Jacobsen, who is the project coordinator of PROTEIN2FOOD, an EU-funded project that’s exploring ancient crops and legumes to help make modern agriculture more sustainable.
Fashion’s true environmental scope is astounding. It touches agriculture, animal agriculture, petroleum, forestry, mining, construction, shipping, and, of course, manufacturing. And this complex and multilayered supply chain provides both a challenge and an opportunity for climate advocates.
Rebecca Burgess, executive director of Fibershed, speaks at the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative at Chico State University in February of 2017. Fibershed, a non–profit organization, develops regional and regenerative fiber systems on behalf of independent working producers.
Here are a few of the food and farming luminaries who have lavished the next generation with words of wisdom.