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Green Mission News – July, 2021


Climate, biodiversity & farmers benefit from rubber agroforestry: report

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/climate-and-biodiversity-benefit-from-rubber-agroforestry-report/


Extreme events: ecosystems offer cost effective protection

https://www.cmcc.it/article/extreme-events-protect-with-ecosystems-is-cost-effective


New research lifts the clouds on land clearing and biodiversity loss

https://cms.qut.edu.au/corpsite/news


Net zero by 2050? Even if Scott Morrison gets the Nationals on board, hold the applause

https://theconversation.com/net-zero-by-2050-even-if-scott-morrison-gets-the-nationals-on-board-hold-the-applause-163074


Hemp Projects Win 42% of Pennsylvania Specialty Crop Block Grants

https://www.ganjapreneur.com/42-of-pennsylvania-specialty-crop-block-grant-funds-awarded-to-hemp-projects/


Regenerative Farming In Cannabis/Hemp: The New Art Of A Lost Science

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdeangelo/2021/06/22/regenerative-farming-in-cannabishemp-the-new-art-of-a-lost-science/


EVs Cost 40 Percent Less to Maintain Than Conventional Cars, Energy Department Report Says 

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/energy-department-report-finds-that-evs-cost-40-percent-less-to-maintain-than-conventional-cars


Nuclear Menace, Climate Danger | KPFA (audio 53 minutes)

https://kpfa.org/episode/against-the-grain-june-15-2021/


World must rewild on massive scale to heal nature and climate, says UN

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/03/rewild-on-massive-scale-to-heal-nature-and-climate-says-un-decade-on-ecosystem-restoration-aoe


Can climate-smart regenerative farming save the earth?

Big Food is pledging to combat climate change with regenerative soil practices. Will they dig deep enough?

https://www.corporateknights.com/channels/food-beverage/can-climate-smart-regenerative-farming-save-the-earth-16248924/


Defining the principles of regenerative agriculture (video) https://www.realagriculture.com/2021/06/defining-the-principles-of-regenerative-agriculture/


CO2 Emissions Are Rebounding, but Clean Energy Revolutions are Emerging

https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/co2-emissions-are-rebounding-but-clean-energy-revolutions-are-emerging


Professor Works To Maximize Efficiency Of Solar Light Pipes

https://today.tamu.edu/2021/06/01/professor-works-to-maximize-efficiency-of-solar-light-pipes/


Six reasons why the EU isn’t as green as it claims

Don’t be fooled: the European Green Deal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/six-reasons-why-the-eu-isnt-as-green-as-it-claims/


From Flores to Papua: Meet 10 of Indonesia’s mangrove guardians

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/from-flores-to-papua-meet-10-of-indonesias-mangrove-guardians/


Organic farmers in France stage naked protest against aid cuts

Workers post nude photos online to gain attention after proposed change to the EU common agricultural policy 

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Organic-farmers-in-France-stage-naked-protest-against-aid-cuts


Japan’s Growth plan for green investments, securing chips

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20210602_28/


Listening to communities must go beyond ticking compliance boxes’, says Peter Kallang, a Kenyah leader

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/listening-to-communities-must-go-beyond-ticking-compliance-boxes-says-peter-kallang-a-kenyah-leader/


The key to averting environmental catastrophe is right beneath our feet

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/the-key-to-averting-environmental-catastrophe-is-right-beneath-our-feet/


How Pesticides Are Harming Soil Ecosystems

At a time when interest in regenerative agriculture is growing, a new study looks at the way pesticides can devastate soil species that foster plant health and sequester carbon.

https://civileats.com/2021/06/04/how-pesticides-are-harming-soil-ecosystems/


Polar vortex, winter heat may change bird populations

https://news.wisc.edu/polar-vortex-winter-heat-may-change-bird-populations/


A ‘jolt’ for ocean carbon sequestration

https://source.wustl.edu/2021/05/a-jolt-for-ocean-carbon-sequestration/


How corporations become carbon neutral

Last year, Jeff Bezos pledged that Amazon would be carbon neutral by 2040, while Starbucks aims to be resource positive by 2030 through the 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions, landfill waste, and water withdrawal.

https://www.maddyness.com/uk/2021/06/03/how-corporations-become-carbon-neutral/


For flood-prone cities, seawalls raise as many questions as they answer

https://theconversation.com/for-flood-prone-cities-seawalls-raise-as-many-questions-as-they-answer-162587


Traffic-light system of ‘eco-scores’ to be piloted on British food labels

UK government and major brands back bid to help consumers assess environmental impact of products 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jun/27/traffic-light-system-of-eco-scores-to-be-piloted-on-british-food-labels


Fungus creates a fast track for carbon

https://earth.stanford.edu/news/fungus-creates-fast-track-carbon#gs.34rm6e


Arctic sea ice thinning faster than expected 

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2021/jun/arctic-sea-ice-thinning-faster-expected


Californian smoke drifted as far as Central Europe in autumn 2020 and caused heavy clouding of the sun 

https://www.tropos.de/en/current-issues/press-releases/details/kalifornischer-rauch-zog-im-herbst-2020-bis-nach-mitteleuropa-und-sorgte-fuer-starke-truebung-der-sonne


How Big Polluters are advancing a “net zero” climate agenda to delay, deceive, and deny

https://www.corporateaccountability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/The-Big-Con_EN.pdf


How colonialism’s legacy makes it harder for countries to escape poverty and fossil fuels today

https://theconversation.com/how-colonialisms-legacy-makes-it-harder-for-countries-to-escape-poverty-and-fossil-fuels-today-159807


Amid Troubles for Fossil Fuels, Has the Era of ‘Peak Oil’ Arrived?

https://e360.yale.edu/features/amid-troubles-for-fossil-fuels-has-the-era-of-peak-oil-arrived


Farmers in the Amazon could earn 9 times more and prevent ecosystem collapse

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/farmers-in-the-amazon-could-earn-9-times-more-and-prevent-ecosystem-collapse/