Entries by Ecologistas en Acción

The Essential Element: Carbon is Key to Life and Hope

Since all that carbon in the ground below our feet originated in the atmosphere, the potential exists for soils to ‘soak up’ lots and lots of the excess CO2 contributing to global warming. In fact, degraded and carbon-depleted soils – which describe the majority of agricultural lands in America – could be ‘recarbonized’ to their original, pre-tilled levels which could have a huge impact on climate change.

La delegación chilena de Regeneration International a la COP25 pide un enfoque de cuatro puntas para ampliar las soluciones regenerativas a tiempo para restaurar la estabilidad climática global

Entregado por el miembro del Comité Directivo de Regeneration International, Precious Phiri, en nombre de la Delegación Chilena de Regeneration International a la COP25, en el Día Oficial de la Iniciativa 4p1000 en la COP25 en Madrid.

Contacto:

América Latina: Ercilia Sahores, ercilia@regenerationinternational.org, +52 (55) 6257 7901

Estados Unidos: Katherine Paul, katherine@regenerationinternational.org; 207-653-3090

 

SANTIAGO, Chile – 11 de diciembre de 2019 –Cuando la COP25 se trasladó de Chile a Madrid, Regeneration International decidió enviar una delegación a Madrid.… Read more here

Levels of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is a key factor in the earth’s provision of ecosystem services — including biomass production, nutrient and water cycling, and soil formation and retention — but the ongoing, mounting losses to biodiversity are not simply an environmental issue; current negative trends in biodiversity and ecosystems will undermine progress towards 80% of the Sustainable Development Goals, related to poverty, hunger, health, water, cities, climate, oceans and land.

California Cotton Fields: Can Cotton be Climate Beneficial?

Cotton production in the United States is historically exploitative, and the crop’s regional relationships have proven taxing to California communities in the past. What we see now is an opportunity to pair global climate stabilization goals with statewide strides to improve water quality and efficiency, toward a local fiber economy invested in regenerating human and ecological health. It starts with exploring the practices, from soil to skin, that can change the course, and the flow of carbon, in California cotton fields.

How to Save the World: Turning a Big Negative into a Big Positive

When land is disturbed or degraded, however, much of that carbon leaves the soil and enters the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. f undisturbed or restored to health, however, soils not only continue to hold their carbon but can ‘soak up’ even more from the atmosphere (originating as carbon dioxide) which is very good news for fighting global warming.