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Compost key to sequestering carbon in the soil

In a 19-year study, scientists dug roughly 6 feet down to compare soil carbon changes in different cropping systems. They found that compost is a key to storing carbon, a strategy for offsetting carbon dioxide emissions.

#TDS Trump Derangement Syndrome Comes For California’s Water

Tomorrow, the Golden State’s Democrat-run, veto-proof legislature returns from its summer break and is expected to quickly take up S.B. 1, the “California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019.” It has been proposed for one reason: Donald…

Global Warming Is Pushing Pacific Salmon to the Brink, Federal Scientists Warn

The fish, critical to local economies and the food chain, were already under pressure from human infrastructure like dams.  Climate change is turning up the heat. Pacific salmon that spawn in Western streams and rivers have been struggling for decades…

Melting Arctic Ice Caps May Speed Up Global Warming And More Local News (San Diego News Matters) – KPBS

San Diego researchers say that global warming could happen a lot faster because of melting ice caps. Plus, scientists say Californians are going to experience hotter temperatures in the coming decades. Also on today’s podcast, a recent spike in Big…

Global Warming Is Pushing Pacific Salmon to the Brink, Federal Scientists Warn – InsideClimate News

Pacific salmon that spawn in Western streams and rivers have been struggling for decades to survive water diversions, dams and logging. Now, global warming is pushing four important populations in California, Oregon and Idaho toward extinction, federal scientists warn in…

Some Pacific salmon populations are especially at risk from climate change

(PLOS) Four population groups of Pacific salmon in California, Oregon, and Idaho are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Lisa Crozier of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and colleagues.

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

(Cornell University) A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. This could save 40 percent of the water consumed by more traditional methods, according to new Cornell University research.

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The 2019 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

They work in technology and tires, finance and forestry, retail and recovery operations. They hail from Tokyo and Toronto, London and Lima, Mexico and Manhattan. Meet this year’s honorees.