Sustainability Roundup: January 2020


Here's what we're reading this month.

Here's what we're reading this month:

Climate change: Arctic ice melt makes permafrost vulnerable via BBC

"The absence of sea ice in the Arctic is closely connected to the melting of permafrost, according to a new study. Permafrost contains massive amounts of carbon which are likely to be released as climate change heats up the world."


Dutch Scientist Famous for Cleaning Up Pacific Garbage Patch is Now Taking On the World’s River Pollution Too via Good New Network

"Slat and his organization, The Ocean Cleanup, are targeting river pollution after their research revealed that merely 1,000 of the world’s rivers are responsible for depositing 80% of all the plastic that is currently in the ocean."


Urgent new ‘roadmap to recovery’ could reverse insect apocalypse via The Guardian

"The world must eradicate pesticide use, prioritise nature-based farming methods and urgently reduce water, light and noise pollution to save plummeting insect populations, according to a new “roadmap to insect recovery” compiled by experts."


California Cities Turn To Hired Hooves To Help Prevent Massive Wildfires via NPR

"California has gone through several difficult fire seasons in recent years. Now, some cities are investing in unconventional fire prevention methods, including goats."


What were your top reads this month? Drop a link in the comments!


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