climate change mitigation Tag

California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is inviting farmers, students, faculty, agricultural professionals, advocates and agency staff to submit their poster proposals for consideration for the 2022 CalCAN Summit. There are three tracks for the Summit: Policy, Science and Innovations, and Practical Topics and Resources for Growers. Topics must have an explicit focus on sustainable and organic agriculture and/or farmworker issues related to climate change mitigation and/or resilience. Proposals are due by September 16, 2022, and presenters must be available to set up their posters at 7:30 a.m. on November 14, 2022. ...

A feature in The Washington Post highlights the key role that bison play in a healthy ecosystem. Grazing bison are pivotal in spurring plant growth, and numerous other species benefit from the bison trampling, grazing, and fertilizing. The InterTribal Buffalo Council, a coalition working to restore the animal on tribal lands, recognizes them as a keystone species that promotes biodiversity and healthy ecosystems that in turn help mitigate climate change....

An international study led by Penn State University researchers found that maintaining large areas of natural habitat with flowering plants around apiaries can help offset the impacts honey bees experience from changing climate. Researchers believe that declines in bee health and populations are driven by climate change and habitat loss. "There was a positive correlation between the proportion of grassy–herbaceous natural land around the colonies and greater colony weight gain, indicating that this type of land cover can help moderate the detrimental effects of warm and wet climates," said study co-author Christina Grozinger....

An international team of scientists evaluated the next generation of UN biodiversity targets, set to be adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China, this autumn, to assess whether they can also slow climate change. In a review study for Global Change Biology, the authors found that 14 out of 21 (i.e., two-thirds) of all targets are making a positive contribution to climate protection. "It turns out that conservation measures that halt, slow, or reverse the loss of biodiversity can greatly slow human-induced climate change at the same time", says lead author Dr. Yunne-Jai Shin. ...