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1/4 Dec 5th is annually celebrated as World Soil Day to observe the importance of soil as a critical component of ecosystem health. It is also a day to advocate for regeneration of soils globally.

#worldsoilday #soil #soilcarbon #carbonmarkets #climateaction #netzero #climate
2/4 One of the biggest concerns is that by degrading soils, humanity is not only reducing crop productivity, but is degrading human and animal health, and particularly the soil-gut biome. This needs to be immediately reversed with better management.
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@earthbanc is a promoter of reforestation, conservation, protection, and tree planting which restores soil organic carbon and biology, prevents erosion and restores local ecosystems.

#climatechange #reforestation #carboncredits #carbonpricing #carbonfootprint #conservatio
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1/29. 📜NEW BRIEF: Today we launch “PASSED THE POINT OF NO RETURN: A Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD) Explainer” covering what #NELD is, why and how it happens, where it happens, who is most affected, and importantly, how we can respond.

🔗Get it here: lossanddamagecollaboration.org/publication/pa…
2/29. The brief begins with a foreword by @UNFCCC NELs Expert Group Member @IrfanUllahCDO, who highlights that Non-Economic #LossAndDamage has been largely overlooked in climate negotiations and that urgent action is needed to address #NELD happening now e.g. The #PakistanFloods.
3/29. Then @DLodry of @LossDamageYouth shares the powerful story of his lived experience of Non-Economic #LossAndDamage in #Cameroon called "The Tears Of A Village River And Its Population" which tells how climate-intensified #Drought can lead to a loss of #Culture and #Identity.
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1/Thinking of #trees #peat #carbon and #nature and #fires. When are Victorians (without hysterics @theage ) to be made fully aware of the State #auslaws over fines in State Parks for picking up a rock, walking off track and so on. @DanielAndrewsMP/2
2/As it is now there are hundreds of shooting licensed people walking off track. Hundreds of thousands of feral deer, xrabbits,x pigs (latter two a food, anti #poverty source that cannot be culled by shooters) already damaging #native wildlife.Protecting #Indigenous locations/3
3/ @DanielAndrewsMP is key but to lock up (by fines) large areas is #segregation and discrimination. To lock up but then ok if you pay — is a cynical misuse of power. It would be good to hear from #Indigenous Victoria as we already know the value of the birthing trees was/4
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Do you know this week is dedicated to #Sustainability?? ♻️ Yes! Today is the Day 5 of #ESDW2022, the European #Sustainable #Development week ✨ A good moment to share some nature-friendly proposals 👀👇
1⃣ Healthy #soil for food sovereignty 🍏🌽🥬blog.creaf.cat/en/noticies-en…
2⃣ Crushed rocks to increment the #soil fertility and #CO2 sequestration🌱blog.creaf.cat/en/noticies-en…
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I tweet a great deal about climate change impacts on agriculture because it is clear that reducing emissions is the single most important need to ensure food system resilience, but ...

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#ClimateCrisis #food #farming #ClimateAction
Local food, community supported agriculture, gardening will all play critical roles going forward-

If you aren't already, do learn and pay attention to growing your own food, #permaculture, #savesoil, #regenerativeagriculture & related initiatives

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civileats.com/2022/09/01/how…
I have found these books (amongst many others) to be particularly helpful on #gardening-

chelseagreen.com/product/the-re…

newsociety.com/books/g/garden…

anything by Martin Crawford permaculturenews.org/2011/06/08/mar…

➡️Please share some of your favorite resources too!⬅️

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#food #ClimateChange
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Unseen and hidden effects of pesticides: pesticide suppress natural soil fertilizers.

Our new study in @NaturePortfolio demonstrates that pesticides suppress the natural nutrient uptake capacity of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi with 42%.

nature.com/articles/s4155…
This result is important because 70% of all land plants and many crops form a beneficial symbiosis with #mycorrhizal fungi. The fungi supply nutrients to the plant in return for sugars and fatty acids. They do this through highly sophisticated arbuscules in plant cells.
This study confirms our previous study showing that the abundance of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi is strongly and negatively linked to the number of pesticides in arable soils.

pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ac…
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Declaration of the so called Afghanistan Ulema Gathering in Kabul, as expected, include items such as:
1. Support to/approval of the IEA
2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Taliban's Amir-ul Mominin, Hibatullah Akhundzada,
3. Call on the international community to recognise the IEA...
The resolution include 11 articles, and similar to the Republic Government Jirgas' declarations, supporting the policies and actions of the incumbent govt. See below:
4. We (participants of the gathering) support the decree of the Amir-ul Mominin, that is banning opium #poppy...
5. We support the policy of the #IEA that AFG #soil will not be used against #neighbours & other countries& expect similar action from others (to not intervene).
6. Any kind of armed #opposition to the IEA is unlawful & #rebellion. The IEA & the nation will jointly respond to it.
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#Spring is arriving but is it time to start #planting your vegetables?

Our #agriculture elements provide rich insight into when to plant, water & harvest your crops

visualcrossing.com/resources/docu…

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Degree days –
Also known as Growing Degree Days or #GDD

Calculates how many “heating days” there have been during a growing season & is calculated using the hourly temps since planting or the start of the season.

Used to estimate the growth & development of plants & insects.
Soil temperature –

Indicates the #temperature of the #soil itself & is calculated based on recent temperatures.

Used to determine when the soil has warmed enough for various agricultural activities such as sowing seeds.
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1. #NgarachuSoil
The study of soil organic carbon levels is important in understanding optimal #SoilHealth when dealing with #conservation.

This involves both the chemical and physical properties of the #soil
2. #NgarachuSoil
Within #StokeParkEstate, an investigation was carried out to find out whether Total Organic Carbon (TOC), and Total Carbon (TC) vary in land type;

Woodland and Meadow🏞️
3. #NgarachuSoil
It was found that both TOC and TC levels had a visible dip from woodland to meadow between the 0 and 20m distance that was measured.

However, the results did not show a consistent decrease in both variables in the 25metres measured from woodland to meadow.
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Current research on microplastics is the stuff of nightmares-

They’re dangerous, they’re spread through our food, they're in the air... they’re everywhere

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
Much of the research is trapped behind paywalls, and only reported on in a limited, fragmented pattern

-like so much else when large corporations cause environmental damage and impose widespread health impacts on the public

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
The growing risks of microplastics are a direct function of an ongoing push by the same sociopathic corporations that are driving the climate crisis

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
cnbc.com/2022/01/29/how…
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Why #Ukraine 🇺🇦 matters to #EU, #US, #UK, #Canada, the world thread 🧵↓

© Olena Karpenko Image
This is #Ukraine 🇺🇦 pictured on top of a map of #Europe. It's the biggest European country, bigger than France. Donbass' territories occupied by Russia are as big as Switzerland.

What is happening now is not a small local conflict, but a hazard for the whole world.

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Why does #Ukraine 🇺🇦 matter?

✅ 1ˢᵗ in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
✅ 2ⁿᵈ place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;

🧵↓
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In the Zoom waiting room, waiting for Sec. Vilsack to start the briefing on the newly announced $4B for #FoodSystem #resilience
#USDA #BuildBackBetter
Mae Wu affirming that pandemic has illustrated how vulnerable our #foodsystem is w/room for fairness, equity & resilience to be vastly improved.
#USDA #BuildBackBetter
Wu: describing about how USDA is trying to remedy inequities of the past, increased vax deployment & working on other supply chain challenges. #USDA #BuildBackBetter
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💡 How the resetting of corporate control of food systems is already well under way 👇🏾

📰 frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…

🧵 A thread on #foodsystems & the #UNFSS /1
Few people will dispute that global food systems need transformation, but this #UNFSS is instead an effort by a powerful alliance of multinational corporations, philanthropies, and export-oriented countries to subvert multilateral institutions of food #governance.

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Once Guterres appointed a Special Envoy and the structure of the Summit was announced, the drivers behind the Summit became clear.

🔎 frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/14/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/dai…
Study identifies significance of atmospheric rivers for New Zealand

phys.org/news/2021-02-s…

#significance #rivers #NewZealand
Hospital Price Transparency Could Change The Face Of Medical Debt Collections, If Advocates Exploit It | Health Affairs

healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hbl…

#hospital #transparency #debt #medical #price
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1/6 @Agricura_ZW Agronomy Tip 21/365.
#Good Land Husbandry Techniques.
#Soil & Water Conservation.
There are many alternative soil & water conservation technologies which can be used together with conservation tillage to improve water conservation & soil fertility @basera_john
2/6 Whilst reducing soil erosion problems in your field. One such technology is CONTOUR PLOUGHING. On sloping land it is important to plough along the contour & not up & down the slope. This will help reduce soil erosion & keep moisture in the soil @MoLAWRR_Zim @zfu_official
3/6 So that plants can grow well to give good yields. If you plough along the contour, rainwater will not run down through the field & soil erosion will be less. Rainwater will be stored in the furrows & it will infiltrate into th soil. To ensure @agribusiness110 @agribusinesszw
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Thread/What do you think of when we talk about #biodiversity?

There's so much more to our planet's ecology than just plants, trees & animals... Our #soils are home to a quarter of the world's species - many of which include #fungi 🍄
2/ From the ingredients we cook with, to the medicines that heal us and the #woodwideweb that runs beneath our feet, #fungi are vital to our existence, and all life on earth, yet they are the oft-neglected kingdom...
3/This month's #BookClub features @MerlinSheldrake's 'Entangled Life' - an exploration of the amazing world of fungi, and the role they play in shaping all aspects of our world - "eating rock, making soil, digesting pollutants and nourishing and killing plants"
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@NjHassel sadly passed away on January 8th. He was an exceptional human being, father, husband, friend and scientist.

A 🧵highlighting some of his many scientific contributions.
#fungi #nitrogen #isotopes #climatechange 1/n Image
@NjHassel did this MS with Matthew Germino at @IdahoStateU

He tested how Cenococcum colonization influences establishment of young conifers at alpine-treeline. 2/n

nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.11…
He did his PhD with Michael Allen at @UCRiverside focusing on ecophysiology of #tropicalforests

He described strategies by evergreen and drought-deciduous trees to overcome seasonal water limitations in tropical forests. 3/n

link.springer.com/article/10.100…
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Thread/ Show some💓for British #farmers, who are working so hard to put good food on our tables this winter 🙌

Do you know what it takes to rear a #highwelfare turkey for #Christmas? Or to grow those tasty carrots in a way that works with #nature?
2/ Agroecological #farming, like #organic, takes a lot of care & hard work - #farmers are stewards of the land, protecting the health & wellbeing of people, plants, soil and planet. Read on to hear from some of our certified farmers about life on the farm this #Christmas..
3/ Graeme & Vivienne Matravas took on @manororganic in 1994 & immediately set about converting it to #organic - these days, they're managing a pedigree flock of Lleyn sheep, a beef herd of local rare breed cattle, chickens, turkeys, an organic farm shop and organic bakery...
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Short article: "Lipid #nanoparticles are the fatty molecular envelopes that help strands of #mRNA — the genetic messenger for making #DNA code into proteins — evade the body's biological gatekeepers & reach their target cell..."

#nanotechnology

statnews.com/2020/12/01/how…
"#nanomaterials may have a wide range of effects... Experiments so far have also shown possible harmful effects on #invertebrates & #fish, including effects on behaviour, #reproduction & development."

ec.europa.eu/health/scienti…

#biodiversity #ecology
"There is less research to date on #soil systems and #terrestrial species, and it is not clear whether laboratory results relate to what may happen out in the real world." [source document, 2009]

ec.europa.eu/health/scienti…
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In IPES-Food's latest report, 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology', we focused on a series of obstacles that prevent the transition to agroecological #foodsystems.

🌱 One such obstacle is the *access to #seeds & #organic inputs*. Here's a quick thread on why this matters! 👇🏿

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#Farmer seed systems - through which farmers select, multiply, conserve & exchange a wide range of reproducible varieties - are an essential component of #agroecology, which relies on diversity at all levels (including crop genetic diversity). 🌱🌿🌾

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#DidYouKnow that these systems account for up to 90% of the seeds used in some African countries? And in #Mali, peasant seed systems make up 75% of the varieties grown in the country.

❗️ However, these systems are lacking in legal recognition and policy support ❗️

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(1/18) 📢Need videos for #teaching about #forestry? 📢My @ubcforestry online field course just wrapped up. I spent weeks making 113 videos (10 hours!). Videos are organized by playlists below. About 1/4 are #VR 360-degree videos.

🌲Please use and SHARE! 🌳
(2/18) Master video list. All videos, somewhat ordered.
youtube.com/playlist?list=…
(3/18) Old-Growth Forest. #OldGrowth
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“In many ways, the #GrizzlyCreekFire is a public works fire, threatening the viral #infrastructure for millions of westerners”
“ground crews are not fighting flames in the precipitous Glenwood Canyon. They can’t even reach them.”

#firefighters #firefighting #cofire
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1/ Soil TESTING: The WHY and HOW
@GNKLaboratories
#Windmill
THE introduction of high yielding varieties has resulted in increased demand for nutrients which cannot be achieved from the inherent soil fertility. Inputs such as fertilizer must be used to get optimum yields.
@GNKLaboratories 2/ The cost of such inputs is prohibitive while their rational use is imperative.

✍️There is need for soil testing and analysis to determine nutritional requirements for maximum productivity of a given crop.
@GNKLaboratories 3/ ✍️Many crop farmers neglect this important pre-farming activity which affects the total farm output.

✍️It is an essential tool in assessing soil fertility, suitable crops and fertilizer requirements.
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