Day: August 24, 2021

Wisconsin initiative measures environmental, financial impact of conservation

Read the full story at Wisconsin State Farmer.

Results from the first year of a nationally recognized farm-level sustainability project in southwestern Wisconsin were released today, and the partners in the initiative are encouraged by what they see.

The dozen participating farms demonstrated that their conservation practices contribute to significant reductions in environmental pollutants reaching streams and rivers.

The analysis is part of a pilot project aligned with a first-of-its-kind framework for sustainability projects that helps farmers determine what conservation practices are most effective for their individual farms and document the environmental and financial effects. The goals: protect the environment, remain profitable and demonstrate to communities, customers and regulators that farmers are taking action on sustainability.

A model for understanding how sunlight breaks down contaminants in water

Read the full story from Michigan Technological University.

In addition to providing vitamin D, helping flowers grow and creating the perfect excuse to head to the beach, sunlight also helps break down chemicals in streams, lakes and rivers. Researchers from Michigan Technological University have developed a singlet oxygen model to calculate how particular chemicals break down in surface water.

MU, MoDOT to use 10 tons of recycled plastic in Stadium Boulevard resurfacing

Read the full story in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Although plastic is notoriously difficult to recycle, engineers at the University of Missouri are partnering with Dow and the Missouri Department of Transportation for a potential use of large volumes of waste plastic in road material.

No more excuses: ‘Unimaginable, unforgiving world’ without drastic emission cuts, IPCC warns

Read the full story at The Energy Mix.

Human activity is “unequivocally” producing a world of heat waves, wildfires, floods, sea level rise, and needless death and suffering, “it is more likely than not” that average global warming will exceed 1.5°C by 2040, and faster, deeper emission reductions will be needed to bring temperatures back below 1.5° by the end of the century, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes in a landmark science assessment released this morning.

Carrier cuts 68 million tons from customer emissions, ties exec comp to ESG goals

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Sustainable building and refrigeration solutions company Carrier announced today the release of its 2021 ESG Report, which includes a commitment by the company to set science-based emission reduction targets, aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming this century.

How this cult Italian leather goods brand champions sustainability with old-school craftsmanship

Read the full story at The Robb Report.

The 50-year-old Italian maker is finding new relevance thanks to its eco-friendly practices and enduring designs.

Cut methane now or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn

Read the full story at The Energy Mix.

Humanity must cut methane emissions or face climate catastrophe, scientists were expected to warn in this morning’s release of a landmark science report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Reducing runaway methane emissions from shale gas, oil extraction, and animal farming will be a cornerstone of any effort to get the climate crisis under control, The Guardian wrote in an exclusive report Friday that looked ahead to today’s news.

LG targets emissions from use of Fridges, Washing Machines, Air Conditioners

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Consumer electronics giant LG Electronics announced today a new climate goal targeting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated in the use phase of its products, a primary source of GHG emissions, with a commitment to set a science-based target to reduce emissions from major products by 2030.

Biomega urges pet food industry to ‘think sustainability’

Read the full story in Pet Gazette.

To reach the UN’s sustainability targets by 2025, Biomega is now urging pet food suppliers to ‘take an important step-change’ in their manufacturing process

Industry’s first carbon label: Foodsteps helps restaurants and food businesses quantify CO2 impact

Read the full story at Food Ingredients First.

Foodsteps, a food-tech start-up established by Cambridge University scientists and alumni, has formally launched in the UK. It’s the first British tech firm to provide carbon tracking and impact labeling to restaurants, caterers and food businesses. This initiative helps companies calculate, reduce and label the environmental impact of their food.

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