22.10.2020

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Forbes: The Amazing Secret To Cutting 25% Of Carbon Could Be Under Your Feet

"One such company, Soil Carbon Co., based in Australia’s New South Wales, claims that by tailoring communities of microbes that live within farm soil, humans can potentially turn back the clock on human emissions while producing better crops."

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27.09.2020

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HuffPost: The Soil Revolution That Could Save Farming And The Climate

"Joe Biden and other Democrats are backing regenerative farming, which pulls carbon from the atmosphere and restores nutrients to soil. But is it ready for prime time?"

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27.09.2020

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World Resources Institute: INSIDER: Further Explanation on the Potential Contribution of Soil Carbon Sequestration on Working Agricultural Lands to Climate Change Mitigation

"Implemented in the right way, preserving the huge, existing reservoirs of vegetative and soil carbon in the world’s remaining forests and woody savannas by boosting productivity on existing agricultural land (a land sparing strategy) is the largest, potential climate mitigation prize of regenerative and other agricultural practices."

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14.09.2020

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ARPA-E: ARPA-E announces $16.5 million for technologies supporting the biofuels supply chain

"These projects will develop technologies that bridge the data gap in the biofuel supply chain by quantifying feedstock-related GHG emissions and soil carbon dynamics at the field-level. These technologies will allow for improved efficiency in feedstock production and enable new ag-sector carbon removal and management opportunities."

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08.09.2020

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The Narwhal: Meet the Canadian farmers fighting climate change

"Conservation and agriculture have often been at odds. But as Ottawa develops the first federal carbon offset standard, farming techniques that reduce greenhouse gas emissions are having a moment."

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06.09.2020

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Washington Post: Storing carbon in the prairie grass

"Plans would pay landowners to keep the ecosystem in a natural state to fight climate change."

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06.09.2020

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Medium: Rooting the future in engineered climate-smart crops

"For millennia, plants have been sucking carbon out of the air through photosynthesis. Now, plant scientists see opportunities to harness their full carbon removal potential by developing new, enhanced crops."

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24.08.2020

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Gosnell, Hannah; et al. (2020): Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: insights from Australia and the United States

Gosnell, Hannah; Charnley, Susan; Stanley, Paige (2020): Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: insights from Australia and the United States. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200027. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0027.

"In this paper, we explore principles and practices associated with the larger enterprise of ‘regenerative ranching’ (RR), which includes managed grazing but infuses the practice with holistic decision-making. We argue that this broader approach is appealing due to a suite of ecological, economic and social benefits, making climate change mitigation an afterthought, or ‘co-benefit’."

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24.08.2020

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Yang, Yi; et al. (2020): Restoring Abandoned Farmland to Mitigate Climate Change on a Full Earth

Yang, Yi; Hobbie, Sarah E.; Hernandez, Rebecca R.; Fargione, Joseph; Grodsky, Steven M.; Tilman, David et al. (2020): Restoring Abandoned Farmland to Mitigate Climate Change on a Full Earth. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 176–186. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.019.

"In this perspective, we present an overview of how carbon capture and storage on abandoned farmland can be accelerated and maximized via managing plant diversity as both a means and an end of restoration, creating and applying biochar to soil, and co-developing with renewable energy as techno-ecological synergies."

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17.08.2020

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Godde, Cécile M.; et al. (2020): Soil carbon sequestration in grazing systems: managing expectations

Godde, Cécile M.; Boer, Imke J. M. de; Ermgassen, Erasmus zu; Herrero, Mario; van Middelaar, Corina E.; Muller, Adrian et al. (2020): Soil carbon sequestration in grazing systems: managing expectations. In Climatic Change 161 (3), pp. 385–391. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02673-x.

"Grazing systems emit greenhouse gases, which can, under specific agro-ecological conditions, be partly or entirely offset by soil carbon sequestration. However, any sequestration is time-limited, reversible, and at a global level outweighed by emissions from grazing systems."

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