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Seeding Change Documentary Inspiring Consumers to Shop Smarter for the Planet Debuts on Earth Day

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Seeding Change explores how businesses are working to create positive change   SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — This Earth Day, Seeding Change, an award-winning, thought-provoking documentary will give an inside look into how large corporations affect climate change, inspiring consumers to shop smarter. Directed by renowned filmmaker Richard Yelland, the film takes a first-hand look at mission-based businesses that are working to fight…

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Climate change cut farming productivity growth 21% since 1960s

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Newswise — ITHACA, N.Y. – Despite important agricultural advancements to feed the world in the last 60 years, a Cornell University-led study shows that global farming productivity is 21% lower than it could have been without climate change. This is the equivalent of losing about seven years of farm productivity increases since the 1960s. The future potential impacts of climate change on…

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Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Marks 10th Anniversary (video)

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SARASOTA, Fla., March 30, 2021 – To mark its 10-year anniversary, the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is calling on people across the U.S. to take small, daily actions to reduce water waste and promote the sustainability of our nation’s water ecosystems. The challenge, presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, kicks off with a live mural painting at…

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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows (video)

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      Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1.02 degrees Celsius) warmer than the baseline 1951-1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New…

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NASA, USDA Sign Agreement to Improve Agricultural, Earth Science Research

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    NASA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening their longstanding partnership on space-based assets benefitting life on Earth.   The agreement brings together NASA’s experience with technology development and space-borne Earth science measurements and USDA’s scientific experience and knowledge of agricultural production, resource conservation, food security and safety, and forests…

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NASA, US, European Partner Satellite Returns First Sea Level Measurements

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  Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a joint U.S.-European satellite built to measure global sea surface height, has sent back its first measurements of sea level. The data provide information on sea surface height, wave height, and wind speed off the southern tip of Africa.   “We’re excited for Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich to begin its critical work studying sea level and helping…

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Earth’s Hottest September on Record

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    The September 2020 globally averaged temperature departure from average over land and ocean surfaces was the highest for that month in the 141-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. In simpler terms, scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), are saying that unprecedented heat around the world vaulted the ninth month of…

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How Hummingbirds Survive Winter

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  By Laura Ceville As the days grow shorter and cooler, I have pondered whether or not it is time to take down our hummingbird feeder. As far as timing, I know that some hummingbirds start migrating as early as mid-July and others wait until August or September. But I wonder if these tiny, energetic birds have all left for…

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The Home Depot Mobilizes to Support Communities Facing Hurricane Laura

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As Hurricane Laura marches toward the Gulf Coast, The Home Depot® will activate its Hurricane Command Center to support communities preparing for the storm. This year, the Hurricane Command Center will be virtual to prioritize safety and social distancing. More than 250 associates from the company’s merchandising, operations and supply chain teams are working around the clock to move truckloads…

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Toyota’s Environmental Commitment Shines Bright

Toyota’s Environmental Commitment Shines Bright

  $9.3 million solar energy investment to help power manufacturing operations in Alabama, Missouri and West Virginia Plano, TX (Aug. 11, 2020) – Toyota is adding 10.8 acres of new solar arrays across the company’s plants in Alabama, Missouri and West Virginia, reducing its reliance on outside energy needed for operations. The solar arrays will offset 6,480,000 kWh energy –…

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