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In Madison, Wisconsin, scientists measured trees ability to lower temperatures. Photo: Pixabay License. Free for commercial use Attribution not requiredPixabay License. Free for commercial use Attribution not required

Trees (not air conditioning) will save cities from burning weather

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Trees are "the most effective technology" in countering extreme temperatures according to figures from an American study
The consequences of wildfires on soil condition and water availability are felt for many years even after flames are extinguished. Photo: Anthony Citrano Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Anthony Citrano Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Wildfires cause long-term damages to soil. A couple of lessons from the US and Europe

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NYT: wildfires cause huge costs (0.7% US GDP) and long-term damage to water and soil. The solution? Protect land and climate
Food waste use is essential for compost production. Photo: Max Pixel CC0 Public Domain Free for commercial use Link referral required https://www.maxpixel.net/Ecology-Waste-Fertilizer-Compost-Garden-Nature-6053136Max Pixel CC0 Public Domain Free for commercial use Link referral required https://www.maxpixel.net/Ecology-Waste-Fertilizer-Compost-Garden-Nature-6053136

US compost industry could get $2 bn brand new government funds

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A bill seeks to unlock $200 million federal funds per year for 10 years to support compost producers in the United States.
Pesticide use in U.S. is still much higher than in Europe. Photo: tpmartins Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)tpmartins Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Pesticides rule in U.S. farmland as 146,000 MT of banned chemicals are in place

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American farmers still use many pesticides banned in Europe, thus damaging the soil. Now activists are raising their voices.
New York State has three million acres of farmland. PHOTO: New York State Senate Archives.

Climate-friendly agriculture: New York passes Soil Health Act

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The New York State Senate passes the Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act. Objective is cutting the impact of agricultural practices on climate change by increasing adaptation and caring for the soil
Seed and seedling production in the United States is still inadequate to meet reforestation goals. Photo: Lance Cheung, USDA public domain https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/22021263075Lance Cheung, USDA public domain https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/22021263075

Seed shortage puts American reforestation at risk

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United States are suffering from seed, seedling and workers shortage. As a result, a study warns, reforestation plans are not achievable
If foreign aid is made available Brazil will succeed in reducing Amazon deforestation by 30%-40%, says Environment Minister Ricardo Salles. Photo: Martha de Jong-Lantink Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Martha de Jong-Lantink Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Brazil will save the Amazon… as long as US and Norway pay for it

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Minister Salles is asking for $1 billion from the international community to save the Amazon. But his country's position is controversial.
Adding rice husk to soil helps reduce arsenic and cadmium contamination in plants. Photo: WorldFish Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)WorldFish Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Rice husk residue provides a sustainable solution to contaminated plants and soils

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Delaware University: the addition of rice husk prevents plant contamination thus protecting the health of billions of people

Confirmation from the US that composting helps soil and the climate

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Grazie al compostaggio il suolo ritrova salute e fertilità. E il clima ringrazia. Dagli USA un’esperienza di gestione sostenibile dei rifiuti