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Private Investment Surges in Companies Working to Reduce Food Waste

  In the first 10 months of 2018, investors poured $125 million into U.S. companies whose mission is to prevent food from going to waste, according to a new report....
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20,000+ Students to UN: Publicize Key Facts to Protect Our Future

24,500 students representing every country in the EU have added their names to the list of young people fighting for a future for themselves and the earth. The students, who...
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France Looks to Curb Palm Oil and Beef Imports to Halt Deforestation

In a significant move to combat worldwide deforestation, the French government unveiled a national strategy on Wednesday that looks to curb imports of soybean, palm oil, beef and beef products,...
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Spanish lawmakers aim for 90% carbon cuts by 2050

By 2030, 70% of the country’s electricity could come from renewables. When Spain reached a deal to close most of its remaining coal mines, mining unions actually celebrated. And that’s...
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New US study reveals natural solutions can reduce global warming

Restoring the United States’ lands and coastal wetlands could have a much bigger role in reducing global warming than previously thought, according to the most comprehensive national assessment to date...
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Earth Ledger Advances to Top 25 in Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge

Earlier this week Earth Ledger, a blockchain initiative that’s working on a solution to help resolve climate change, advanced into the Top 25 Challenger’s slot of Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme...
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Farmer adjustments can offset climate change impacts in corn production

There is widespread concern that global warming will have a strong negative effect on crop yields. Recent research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on historical maize...
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Earthworms—integral ecosystem engineers

Global demands for food and energy are driving research on sustainably using our planet’s fast-depleting natural resources. One creative initiative looked to ancient land-use systems that supported millions of people...
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EU moves to protect large carnivores

The EU is to allow farmers to receive full compensation for any damages caused by attacks from protected animals like lynxes, wolves and bears. Other expenses including installing electric fences...
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Research leads to first nationwide sunscreen chemicals ban in Palau

The Republic of Palau, a South Pacific island nation, became the world’s first country to ban sunscreen products containing environmentally harmful ingredients last Wednesday, based in part on research conducted...
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Bioeconomies aim to become a beating heart of local communities, both rural and urban

As the EU aims to head towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, experts in bio-based industries at the forefront of this transition are turning food waste and waste-water sludge into bioplastics...
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How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa

The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions. Growing these shrubs side-by-side...
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