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Key Takeaways From The Climate Meeting Kicking Off Today – NPR

Volunteers fight a wildfire in northeastern Siberia on July 17th. Heat waves in the Russian Arctic and boreal forests have fueled intense, widespread blazes that can damage trees and release enormous amounts of stored carbon dioxide from forests and permafrost….

$1M NASA grant to improve carbon monitoring in East Africa

(Cornell University) Cornell University researchers will develop the first high-resolution carbon monitoring system for East Africa that combines “bottom up” ecological modeling with “top down” satellite data, thanks to a three-year, $1 million NASA grant.

Climate change threatens food security of many countries dependent on fish

(Lancaster University) Analyses by an international team from the UK and Canada and led by scientists from Lancaster University reveal that climate change is the most pervasive threat to the supply of essential micronutrients from marine fish catches, and threatens the supply of vital micronutrients from fisheries in 40 per cent of countries.

Using archeology to better understand climate change – EurekAlert

Throughout history, people of different cultures and stages of evolution have found ways to adapt, with varying success, to the gradual warming of the environment they live in. But can the past inform the future, now that climate change is…

World’s First Underwater Vegetable Garden Reopens Growing Lettuce and Basil in Perfect Temperature

From the ancient rice terraces of Yunnan to modern vertical hydroponics, agriculture comes in many different forms. Now a group of Italian brainiacs have created the world’s first underwater garden for terrestrial plants. Seaweed and kelp have been cultivated along shorelines for centuries, but in small submersible glass domes, pots of basil, lettuce, tomatoes, and […]

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Ecosystem destruction endangers local soy agriculture in Brazil

(Burness) The destruction of ecosystems in Brazil’s Amazon and Cerrado endangers local soy agriculture: Researchers calculate that extreme heat costs $3.55 billion annually on top of $1 billion annually for drier conditions

UN’s new global framework for managing nature: 1st detailed draft agreement launched

(Terry Collins Assoc) The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat today released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect Nature and its essential services to people.

Yellen: US regulators to assess risk posed by climate change – Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she will lead an effort by top U.S. regulators to assess the potential risk that climate change poses to America’s financial system, part of a wide-ranging initiative launched by the Biden…

Secret to weathering climate change lies at our feet – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Drought-stricken farmland in New Mexico view more  Credit: Richard Wellenberger/iStock/Getty Images Plus AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently discovered that the ability of agricultural grasses to withstand drought is directly related to the health of…

This Wonder Tree is a Game-Changer for Rainforest Agriculture in Honduras And Deforested Sites Worldwide

There’s a ‘wonder tree’ in Honduras that’s acting as a game-changer—creating organic farming livelihoods, climate resistance, and hope to farmers in the Central American nation and elsewhere. Because of this tree, the oft-used method of tropical land clearance—which tragically tends to yield one good crop, without another one ever following—is being replaced with another form […]

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