Earth sciences

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) Launches New Drought Resilience and Water Security Initiative

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 6:00pm

b'The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a pioneering farmland trust in California\xe2\x80\x99s Marin County, announced today that it is launching a Drought Resilience and Water Security (DRAWS) initiative to help address critical water shortages affecting Marin County farmers and ranchers.\nMALT is coordinating with several local organizations on drought relief efforts, working most closely with the following partners:\nAs news articles began sounding the alarm about California\xe2\x80\x99s drought, the Marin organizations began fielding calls from farmers and ranchers asking about drought resources.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe\xe2\x80\x99re in the midst of potentially the worst drought to hit California in 50 years,\xe2\x80\x9d said Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., CEO of MALT.

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  • b'The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a pioneering farmland trust in California\xe2\x80\x99s Marin County, announced today that it is launching a Drought Resilience and Water Security (DRAWS) initiative to help address critical water shortages affecting Marin County farmers and ranchers.\nMALT is coordinating with several local organizations on drought relief efforts, working most closely with the following partners:\nAs news articles began sounding the alarm about California\xe2\x80\x99s drought, the Marin organizations began fielding calls from farmers and ranchers asking about drought resources.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe\xe2\x80\x99re in the midst of potentially the worst drought to hit California in 50 years,\xe2\x80\x9d said Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., CEO of MALT.
  • Due to the widespread nature of the drought crisis, the DRAWS initiative will expand SAP to accept grant applications from all ranchers and farmers in Marin County, not only those protected by MALT agricultural conservation easements.
  • For example:\nMRCD is coordinating water development and soil health projects across the region.\nThe Marin County Department of Agriculture is coordinating efforts with various water agencies to provide access to non-potable water for irrigation.
  • Bold, creative, long-term solutions are needed to help our producers be drought resilient into the future.\xe2\x80\x9d\nMarin Agricultural Land Trust is a nonprofit organization created in 1980 to permanently preserve Marin County farmland and establish Marin County as a thriving agricultural community in a healthy and diverse natural environment.

Analog Devices Advances Climate Strategy and Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

(Nasdaq: ADI) today announced new commitments that advance the Company\xe2\x80\x99s climate strategy, including pledging to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050.

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  • (Nasdaq: ADI) today announced new commitments that advance the Company\xe2\x80\x99s climate strategy, including pledging to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050.
  • Limiting global warming to 1.5\xc2\xb0C will require a collective global effort \xe2\x80\x93 and the time for action is now,\xe2\x80\x9d said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of Analog Devices.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cAt ADI, we are dedicated to putting our great engineering minds and resources behind this challenge and accelerating our sustainability ambitions with even greater urgency.
  • ADI will release a roadmap that outlines the strategies and actions to achieve these goals later in the year.

Molekule Launches the Molekule Air Quality Review Skill for Amazon Alexa, Providing Users with Holistic Air Quality Insights

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Molekule , the leader in reinventing air purification, today announced the availability of the Molekule Air Quality Review skill for Alexa to help consumers easily and quickly understand the quality of air outside.

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  • b'SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Molekule , the leader in reinventing air purification, today announced the availability of the Molekule Air Quality Review skill for Alexa to help consumers easily and quickly understand the quality of air outside.
  • "The World Health Organization estimates outdoor air pollution, combined with harmful household air pollution, causes around seven million premature deaths every year .
  • We\'re hopeful this latest innovation will help consumers easily stay up-to-speed on the quality of the air outside their homes.
  • "\nThe Molekule Air Quality Review skill for Alexa will share local air quality by using the device\'s location and pulling data from AirNow , which reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index .

National Aeroponic Cannabis Cultivator Aeriz Partners with Leading For-purpose Company Pachama to Offset Nationwide Carbon Emissions

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:55pm

b'CHICAGO, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeriz , the largest aeroponic cannabis operator in the United States, and Pachama, a leading for-purpose company modernizing forest carbon credits, are announcing a partnership to offset the nationwide carbon emissions of Aeriz.\nSince the company\'s founding in 2016 , Aeriz has worked to minimize its environmental impact.

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  • b'CHICAGO, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeriz , the largest aeroponic cannabis operator in the United States, and Pachama, a leading for-purpose company modernizing forest carbon credits, are announcing a partnership to offset the nationwide carbon emissions of Aeriz.\nSince the company\'s founding in 2016 , Aeriz has worked to minimize its environmental impact.
  • "We\'ve worked to source packaging and materials that are as minimal impact as possible, from our biodegradable Calyx flower containers to our sustainably sourced paper boxes.
  • That said, we knew we could do more and we are thrilled Pachama was able to help," Aeriz Marketing Director Ryan Thomas said.
  • We are pleased to support Aeriz on their pathway to carbon neutrality by helping them support forest projects that avoid and remove CO2 emissions.

New Version of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform Includes Support for Soil Compactors

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:30am

b'SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 2.4 with support for soil compactors.

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  • b'SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 2.4 with support for soil compactors.
  • Trimble Earthworks for soil compactors is a GNSS-based, 3D compaction control solution designed to make soil compaction more accurate, faster and easier.
  • Operators will experience the same intuitive, easy-to-use Trimble Earthworks software interface currently available for excavators, dozers and motor graders for improved productivity.\nTrimble Earthworks for soil compactors enables contractors to accurately control the compaction process, while reducing unnecessary passes that can result in over compaction.
  • With soil compaction part of the extensible Trimble Earthworks platform, contractors can take advantage of shorter training times, less downtime and increased remote operator support in the field as well as benefiting from ongoing platform developments.\n"Trimble Earthworks for soil compactors is easy to learn and more accessible for many different types of users because it leverages the intuitive Trimble machine control interface and applies it to soil compactors," said Scott Crozier, vice president of Trimble Civil Construction.

Bertrand Piccard's Solar Impulse Foundation Readies 1000+ Profitable Solutions to Fix Climate Change

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

The 1000+ Solutions will be rolled up into a Guide: a database of climate technology solutions that can be easily accessed and searched by geography, industry, financial or environmental impact.\nThe Solar Impulse Foundation has verified 1000 profitable technology innovations designed to combat climate change.\nFor the past three years, the Solar Impulse Foundation has evaluated and selected a broad range of more than 1000 technology innovations designed to combat climate change in a financially profitable way.

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  • The 1000+ Solutions will be rolled up into a Guide: a database of climate technology solutions that can be easily accessed and searched by geography, industry, financial or environmental impact.\nThe Solar Impulse Foundation has verified 1000 profitable technology innovations designed to combat climate change.\nFor the past three years, the Solar Impulse Foundation has evaluated and selected a broad range of more than 1000 technology innovations designed to combat climate change in a financially profitable way.
  • These solutions are available now to help meet the urgent climate goals set by the 2015 Paris Agreement.\nPiccard and the Foundation will also use this growing portfolio to create a "cleanprint" for public authorities.
  • "\nIt is the guiding philosophy of the Solar Impulse Foundation that the 1000 Solutions offer a "critical mass" of technology that collectively can significantly influence environmental decisions.
  • This pool of innovative climate change solutions provides a unique resource and should become an essential part of all environmental decisions, and political discussions.

Readout: Minister Wilkinson and John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Reaffirm Shared Ambition on Climate Alignment and Cooperation

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:03am

b"GATINEAU, QC, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, spoke with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, during the second meeting of the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition.\nDuring the meeting, Minister Wilkinson and Secretary Kerry took stock of each country's progress toward increasing the scope and scale of climate action at home, their efforts to encourage other countries to do the same, as well as their shared progress in identifying and implementing bilateral climate cooperation opportunities over the last few months.

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  • b"GATINEAU, QC, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, spoke with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, during the second meeting of the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition.\nDuring the meeting, Minister Wilkinson and Secretary Kerry took stock of each country's progress toward increasing the scope and scale of climate action at home, their efforts to encourage other countries to do the same, as well as their shared progress in identifying and implementing bilateral climate cooperation opportunities over the last few months.
  • Minister Wilkinson reaffirmed Canada's interest in taking a continental approach to addressing methane emission reductions from the oil and gas sector.
  • Minister Wilkinson identified the potential to align a Canadian and US Buy Clean approach to greening government, as a means to enhance climate change ambitions and trade opportunities.\nMinister Wilkinson and Special Envoy Kerry emphasized that the Dialogue serves to align policies and approaches to create jobs, while tackling climate change and inequality, and enhancing adaptation and resilience to climate impacts.
  • They agreed to continue working together with a view to concrete policy outcomes in advance of COP26 following this month's Earth Day Summit.\n"

Perpetua Resources Works Alongside Community to Support Independent Water Quality Monitoring Program

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Independent Water Monitoring Program (IWMP) is an initiative of the Stibnite Advisory Council, which represents eight local communities surrounding the proposed Stibnite Gold Project.

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  • The Independent Water Monitoring Program (IWMP) is an initiative of the Stibnite Advisory Council, which represents eight local communities surrounding the proposed Stibnite Gold Project.
  • The initiative is designed to promote accountability measures around Perpetua Resources\' existing water quality monitoring efforts and give the community access to independent information through conducting third-party data gathering and reporting.
  • "After community members expressed concerns over the potential impacts to water quality and a desire to see more data, we decided it was important to launch the Independent Water Monitoring Program.
  • "\nThe Stibnite Advisory Council will contract with the University of Idaho\'s Water Resources Research Institute to undertake the independent water quality monitoring and reporting.

Parvati Foundation Leads Arctic Free To Save The World

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 12:01pm

That\'s why Parvati Foundation has launched " Arctic Free ".\nThe Arctic Ocean is our world\'s air conditioner and life support system, regulating the weather patterns that give all of us the food and water we need to survive.

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  • That\'s why Parvati Foundation has launched " Arctic Free ".\nThe Arctic Ocean is our world\'s air conditioner and life support system, regulating the weather patterns that give all of us the food and water we need to survive.
  • According to the National Snow & Ice Data Center, during March, Arctic sea ice extent tracked well below average.
  • MAPS establishes the Arctic Ocean north of the Arctic Circle as the world\'s largest permanent marine protected area, free from all exploitation and militarization.
  • Demand action for a healthy world by going Arctic Free.

Schneider Electric Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 1:45pm

b'Company is recognized by U.S. EPA as a leader in climate change mitigation and energy efficiency for fourth year\nMISSISSAUGA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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  • b'Company is recognized by U.S. EPA as a leader in climate change mitigation and energy efficiency for fourth year\nMISSISSAUGA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • This is the fourth year that the company has been recognized, and the third year in a row.\nThe Sustained Excellence award is the highest honour bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program.
  • Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency.
  • More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about .\n'