Entries by Nina Turner

Climate mitigation potential of regenerative agriculture is significant

from Tropical Agriculture Association Highlights A group of scientists from the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation rebuked a recent report published by the World Resources Institute that claimed regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration provided little to no benefits for climate change mitigation The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation states that regenerative agriculture creates healthy soils and reduces carbon dioxide […]

Cap-and-trade is failing to provide adequate funding to California farmers

by Nicole Pollock, Inside Climate News Highlights Due to a decrease in revenue from California’s cap and trade program, many agriculture-based climate programs may receive funding cuts or no funding at all The cap and trade program typically makes $600 million and $800 million from major polluters in the state through allowance auctions, but due […]

Soil professor receives $250k prize for helping farmers fight climate change

by Jessica Craig, NPR Highlights Rattan Lal, professor and director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at Ohio State University, has been recently named the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate for his research on healthy soils. Lal has been the champion of farming techniques that keep and add nutrients in the soil and his […]

Lyft announces ‘100 percent’ of its vehicles will be electric by 2030

by Isabella O’Malley, Yahoo! Finance Highlights Ride-hailing company, Lyft, has announced that all of their service vehicles will be electric within ten years On Lyft’s website, the company cites the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to rebuild their business and focus on sustainability: Rather than hunker down and ride out COVID-19, we chose to stand […]

The million-mile battery is coming. Here’s why it matters

by David Ferris, E&E News Highlights Tesla, General Motors, and Contemporary Amperex Technology are attempting to make car batteries that can last one million miles The batteries have been tested in labs, but have not been manufactured and tested Electric vehicles could hypothetically last forever with the advent of this ultra-long range battery However, many […]

What greater good? COVID is unmasking America’s collective action problem

by Shannon Osaka, Grist Highlights The failure of Americans to wear protective masks in order to keep themselves and those around them safe highlights a collective action issue the country faces The climate crisis is the world’s most notorious collective action problem because all countries would need to participate and lower emissions all together Political […]

Want to tear down monuments to racism and segregation? Bulldoze L.A. freeways

by Matthew Fleischer, The Los Angeles Times Highlights The construction of freeways was a direct result of Los Angeles’s racist past, creating a city segregated on the basis of race, causing the destruction of black neighborhoods and the elimination of beneficial transportation  The Red Car transit system provided access to residents throughout the city, creating […]

California set to require zero-emissions trucks but timeline lags science

by Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times Highlights The California Air Resource Board unanimously voted in a new rule requiring more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035 This rule is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and establish California as an EV manufacturing hub […]

Democrats to demand 100% emissions-free vehicles by 2035

by Ari Natter, World Oil Highlights The Select Committee on the Climate Crisis convened by Pelosi and chaired by Representative Kathy Castor of Florida, released a 500-page plan that seeks to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, calls for achieving 100% clean vehicles by 2035, and demands an extension of a tax credit that’s successfully boosted […]