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Regenerative annual cropping

Regenerative annual cropping

Regenerative Annual Cropping Project Drawdown defines regenerative annual cropping as: any annual cropping system that includes at least four of the following six practices: compost application, cover crops, crop rotation, green manures, no-till or reduced tillage, and/or organic production. These practices sequester carbon in soils and reduce emissions at modest rates, but have wide adoption potential and thus…

Washington takes the lead with Climate Commitment Act

Washington takes the lead with Climate Commitment Act

Climate Commitment Act Moves to Senate Floor In 2021, the Washington Legislature passed the Climate Commitment Act, or CCA, which establishes a comprehensive program to reduce carbon pollution and achieve the greenhouse gas limits set in state law. The program will start Jan. 1, 2023. This puts Washington on a path to meet the greenhouse…

Atlantic Ocean currents hint at dramatic dangers

Atlantic Ocean currents hint at dramatic dangers

In the Atlantic Ocean, subtle shifts hint at dramatic dangers ​Our oceans mean life on this planet. Oceans regulate our planet’s temperature and provide oxygen and food. However, we must not take it for granted. A warming atmosphere is causing an arm of the powerful Gulf Stream to weaken. Is this bad? Well, the Gulf…

Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough

Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough

Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough In our February 15 1 Planet News we highlighted five youth activists, one of which being Luisa Neubauer of Germany. Germany’s supreme constitutional court has ruled that the government’s climate protection measures are insufficient to protect future generations, after a complaint brought by environmentalist groups. In a groundbreaking ruling,…

The 30×30 Solution

The 30×30 Solution

The 30×30 targets will help maintain global biodiversity and defend against the climate crisis. We must protect at least 30 percent of our lands, rivers, lakes, and wetlands by 2030 and also fully and highly protect at least 30 percent of our oceans by 2030 to help safeguard marine ecosystems and fisheries that provide food, jobs,…

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