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The Anatomy of Land Use in the United States. The World’s Top Coffee Producing Countries In many cities around the world, there’s a café on every corner, so it comes as no surprise that coffee is one of the globes’ top commodities.

The Anatomy of Land Use in the United States

As the third most consumed beverage globally, after water and tea, coffee beans are in high demand almost everywhere. The top producing nations each produce billions of kilograms of coffee beans that find their way into the hands of eager consumers. According to the International Coffee Organization, a total of 169.6 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee were produced worldwide in 2020. Knepp Wildland. Making Europe a Wilder Place. Nourish — Gillian Bostock Ewing. Buy Carbon Credits - UPCO2 - Universal Carbon. The Clock Tower Project. Spheres Magazine. 2019-2020 Highlights 2018-2019 Highlights Water, Water, Everywhere...

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Space Perspectives Energy and Environment Special 45th Anniversary Solid Earth Air Snow and Ice Ecology. Inside MiiR. Kate Raworth. Globaïa. Intersectionality and Re-wilding Earth: Autumn 2020 Interview with Sandra Coveny. Editors’ note: Sandra Coveny is a long-time advocate for wild Earth, who in recent years has done much of her ecological restoration work with communities and Tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

Intersectionality and Re-wilding Earth: Autumn 2020 Interview with Sandra Coveny

Sandra authored a paper in Wild Earth’s first special issue on The Wildlands Project, almost thirty years ago, titled “Technology Isn’t Entirely Evil”, in which she argued convincingly that—notwithstanding the Luddite tendencies of many Wild Earth readers—technology could be used in positive ways to help protect biological diversity. Sandra was a co-founder of the Society for Conservation Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and an early leader in using GIS in conservation work.

Since 2014, Sandra has been working with Tribal women in North America toward climate change adaptation strategies, cultural sharing, and environmental justice advocacy. Hack the Bay & Delta. Hack the Bay: Calling data scientists, developers, designers and storytellers for a social-good hackathon supporting Chesapeake Bay conservation. - Devpost.

Watch Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil Online. Regen Network – Astro4earth. Astronomers for Planet Earth Astronomers for Planet Earth use this space to share links, slides, articles, and other materials useful for teaching, learning, and taking action about climate change.


We also use it to communicate with one another. Click on Databases in the menu to find links to online materials that members have shared. Click on Files to find slide sets and articles that have been uploaded by group members.Please share additional links and other materials to improve and expand these resources! NOTE: Shared links will be added to the public Resources page unless otherwise requested; shared materials (e.g., slide sets) will be available only to group members on this site. Group Settings. Astronomers for Planet Earth. Regenerative Organic Certification: Farm like the world depends on it. Aboriginal Ownership of National Parks and Tourism. In 1996, the parliament of New South Wales (NSW), based in Sydney, Australia, passed legislation to enable the return of ownership of several national parks to their traditional Aboriginal owners.

Aboriginal Ownership of National Parks and Tourism

Like earlier federal Australian legislation governing the Northern Territory, the Aboriginal owners are to lease the lands back to the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) and co-manage the land using a board which has a majority of traditional owners in a style known as "joint management. " The legislation provides for an annual rental fee paid by the NSW government, which will provide extra funding to ensure the lands are managed to meet Aboriginal community interests.

Native Stewardship Corps — Amah Mutsun Land Trust. Interactive: The impacts of climate change at 1.5C, 2C and beyond. Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability - Regenesis Group - Google Books. National Ocean Economics Program. The First 100 Days And Counting. The Fate of Trees: How Climate Change May Alter Forests Worldwide.

How air conditioning is actually making us hotter. The Undamming of America — NOVA Next. Earth Surface Processes - Philip A. Allen. Changing Forest Cover Since the Soviet Era. Acquired 1985 - 2012download large image (7 MB, JPEG, 5101x3188) acquired 1985 - 2012download large Eastern Europe image (21 MB, JPEG, 11802x11401) When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the political and economic effects were profound for the 290 million people under its rule.

Changing Forest Cover Since the Soviet Era

But the effects were not limited to the people. Changing political times also led to rapid changes for forests in Russia and the Eastern Bloc countries. After compiling a new satellite-based data set, a team of scientists has published maps showing how Eastern Europe’s forests have changed over 27 years. Globaïa. Welcome to IRENA-Global-Atlas. The nine planetary boundaries. Everything I thought I knew about water in California is wrong. This piece started out as a confident prescription for California’s drought ills.

Everything I thought I knew about water in California is wrong

This Is How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods. Extensive drought has Californians thinking twice about running the tap while brushing their teeth or taking that 20-minute shower.

This Is How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods

But what some people don't realize is that a huge portion of our water footprint is "hidden," meaning it's used for the things we eat or wear, and for the energy we use. Globally, agricultural production accounts for 92 percent of our water footprint. In the United States, meat consumption alone accounts for a whopping 30 percent of our water footprint.

So exactly how much water do the foods you eat require? Report-48-WaterFootprint-AnimalProducts-Vol1.pdf. Thanks to These Dutch Engineers, We May Soon Be Getting Our Food From Skyscrapers. By 2050, the world might find itself in a critical food shortage.

Thanks to These Dutch Engineers, We May Soon Be Getting Our Food From Skyscrapers

It's a scary thought, but one group is developing a clever way to combat that with a plan they claim can grow enough fresh produce to feed the world in a space one-third the size of Hawaii. To make this happen, PlantLab, a Dutch agriculture firm, wants to construct "plant production units," spaces made for growing plants and vegetables. Each unit is customizable, able to adjust and control anything from to the amount and kind of light received, a major value for photosynthesis, to how large the space needs to be — anything from a garden the size of a microwave to a skyscraper.

By either constructing buildings, or, potentially more sustainably, retrofitting existing, unused buildings, PlantLab believes they can construct spaces where plants will grow faster and more efficiently. The firm estimates it takes one square meter of farming to produce enough fruits and vegetables for a single person. So this climate walks into a bar … It’s going to be a big year for the climate, with a major global summit in Paris this fall and the U.S. presidential campaign heating up.

So this climate walks into a bar …

Stakes are high, expectations are middling, and anyone who works in this field is walking around with a mixture of Dread, Fatigue, Commitment, and Curiosity (look for that telltale DFCC expression on our faces). Avidly / The Inhuman Anthropocene. Browse Princeton Catalog in Princeton-Primers-in-Climate. Published Books | Forthcoming Books | Reviews Princeton Primers in Climate is a new series of short, authoritative books that explain the state of the art in climate-science research. Written specifically for students, researchers, and scientifically minded general readers looking for succinct and readable books on this frequently misunderstood subject, these primers reveal the physical workings of the global climate system with unmatched accessibility and detail.

Get the science right to value nature. An international group of scientists, industry representatives and policymakers wants to set guidelines for the science behind valuing nature. The group has published new guidelines in the latest edition of Science on how to value the benefits and services that nature provides, known as ecosystem services. The guidelines will help governments, policy-makers and business leaders make more informed decisions about major projects that impact ecosystems. The Wreck of the Kulluk. Photo. The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving. Amid all the celebration over America's plunging gas prices—down some 40 percent since June—it's easy to forget a very basic fact: in a global sense, U.S. fuel has been cheap for years.

Ocean Acidification, The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem. Over the past decade, ocean acidification has started to receive recognition outside science, though primarily as another weapon in the 'carbon dioxide' culture war on the modern world, similar to methane being discussed this year. A Strange New Gene Pool of Animals Is Brewing in the Arctic - Issue 101: In Our Nature. The journey began in spring 2010, just as the sea ice surrounding the North Pole began its annual melt. The Freedom Tower Was Supposed to Be the Greenest Building in America. So What Went Wrong? 8599.pdf. Design Science Primer. Comprehensive, anticipatory design science is “the effective application of the principles of science to the conscious design of our total environment in order to help make the Earth’s finite resources meet the needs of all of humanity without disrupting the ecological processes of the planet.”

Starting With the Universe: Design Science Now. Data-driven Insights on the California Drought (12/8/2014 8:33:13 AM) Environmental news. New global maps detail human-caused ocean acidification.

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World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report. 29 September 2014Last updated at 17:29 ET By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst. Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history. 'A Rescue Package for the Ocean' - Global Ocean Commission V1. Urban Jungle Street View. Foley. San Francisco Green Film Festival. Carbon Quilt. Cleantech News — Solar, Wind, EV News (#1 Source)