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The Bolsonaro government has as one of its priorities to strategically occupy the Amazon region to prevent the implementation of multilateral conservation projects for the rainforest, specifically the so-called “Triple A” project.
"Planting as many trees as possible would reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by about nine gigatons each year, according to Pamela McElwee, a professor of human ecology at Rutgers University and one of the report’s lead authors. But it would also increase food prices as much ...Read More
This recycling how-to (desktop) is pretty informative but also shows how much cannot be recycled in the US mostly just because the facilities don't have the capacity to sort everything and small plastics clog machinery. There are a lot of low effort hacks to research to avoid purchasing/using the small ...Read More
President Donald Trump’s idea to buy Greenland may be fantasy, but the US has staked an interest in the island’s resources — in particular, its rare earth minerals. The US recently signed a memorandum to co-operate with the autonomous territory on rare earth mining in order to promote investment in China dominates the global production of these rare earths, a group of 17 metals difficult to commercialise but critical to high-tech applications, including electric vehicles, wind turbines and military technology. More than 70 per cent are mined, and an even higher percentage processed, in China. ...Read More
Bangladesh became the first country to grant all of its rivers the same legal status as humans. They lead the pathway on how we need to protect natural elements in an extreme way to fight the global pollution epidemic. Clean water is a fundament to the entire ecosystem of the "In Bangladesh, the river is considered as our mother, Anyone accused of harming the rivers can be taken to court by the new, government-appointed National River Conservation Commission. They may be tried and delivered a verdict as if they had harmed their own mother, Matin says." ...Read More
The bottom line: roughly two-thirds of the time, scooter rides generate more greenhouse-gas emissions than the alternative. And those increased emissions were greater than the gains from the car rides not taken...
Rebecca Solnit begins, “We were never not at war. By we I mean the colonizers of this continent, who waged war first against Native North America’s original occupants and then entered into a state of war to keep kidnapped Africans subjugated in slavery.”...
The unwillingness to question overconsumption not only prevents realistic economic solutions for climate mitigation. It is fuel for eco-fascism: 'The El Paso Shooter's manifesto suggests Americans overconsumption will never stop, so the only option is “get rid of enough people” to make the American lifestyle “more sustainable.”' "When we [=rich people, rich economies] say that reducing our consumption is too hard, too complicated, doesn't fit with our societies, we are implicitly condemning others. Ecofascism makes it explicit: only overconsumers deserve to live." (From a twitter thread about this article: https://twitter.com/JKSteinberger/status/1159314327171735552) ...Read More
Protein powder made by fermenting CO2! “A company from Finland, Solar Foods, is planning to bring to market a new protein powder, Solein, made out of CO₂, water and electricity. It's a high-protein, flour-like ingredient that contains 50 percent protein content, 5–10 percent fat, and 20–25 percent carbs. It reportedly looks and tastes like wheat flour, ...Read More
Within 15 years, thousands of miles of fiber optic cable—and hundreds of pieces of other key internet infrastructure—are likely to be swamped by the encroaching ocean. And while some of that infrastructure may be water resistant, little of it was designed to live fully underwater.
Branding agroecology as a backward-looking, do-nothing approach to traditional agriculture is a defensive response to the failures of Green Revolution practices. In fact, agroecological sciences offer just the kinds of innovations small-scale farmers need to increase soil fertility, raise productivity, improve food and nutrition security, and build climate resilience.