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California testing solar-paneled canals

California testing solar-paneled canals

The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley. Key takeaways: The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion…

COP26: The power to act

COP26: The power to act

COP26 starts next week after a year delay COP26 stands for the 26th Conference of Parties representing all of the countries in the world. In 1992 these countries agreed they had the power to act on climate change. They knew that the planet was drowning in GHG emissions. They set ground rules and expectations for global cooperation on…

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…

Coffee is vulnerable to climate change

Coffee is vulnerable to climate change

Which industry is most vulnerable to climate change? The $100 billion coffee industry is one of the world’s most vulnerable to climate change. The plants that grow arabica beans thrive in cool regions with distinct rainy and dry seasons. But global warming is causing those regions to shrink. Within the next seven decades, arabica is…

US sits on top of immense offshore wind energy

US sits on top of immense offshore wind energy

US Sits On Top of Immense Offshore Wind Energy President Biden is proposing a big build-out of offshore wind power. The White House released a plan calling for 30 gigawatts of new wind capacity by 2030, starting with a big project between Long Island and New Jersey. The idea is to create jobs, expand U.S. steel and…

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