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Why CO2 ‘Air Capture’ Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by

by Richard Schiffman – 05/23/16 For two decades, Klaus Lackner has pioneered efforts to combat climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Now, after years of watching the global community fail to bring greenhouse gas emissions under control, Lackner — director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions …

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Fighting Climate Change From the Ground Up

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by

A worker burns sugarcane waste, part of the process in making biochar, at the Eco Fuel Africa factory in Lugazi, Uganda Climate delegates from around the globe have converged on the COP22 Village in Marrakech, Morocco, to hammer out the details of implementing the Paris Agreement. We already know that …

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Big Chunk Of California’s Recycling Centers Close Down

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by

More than a fifth of California’s recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans. More closures may follow, as the state’s subsidy payment program, meant to help …

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CalRecycle food waste prevention grant program workshop

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by

CalRecycle webinar info. As you know, we were successful in getting $40 million for CalRecycle’s Waste Diversion project. Head’s up that CalRecycle has 2 workshops coming up to discuss the cap and trade grant criteria if you are interested in applying. Funding breakdown: Organics Grant Program $24 Million ($3 …

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Desert farm grows 180,000 tomato plants using only sun and seawater

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 by

No soil, no pesticides, no fossil fuels, and no groundwater. And yet, a thriving farm in the heart of the arid Australian desert. How is this possible? An international team of scientists has spent the last six years fine-tuning a system that pipes seawater in from the ocean and desalinates …

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Mark Shepard on Restoration Agriculture

Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by

One of the world’s foremost authorities on restoration agriculture, Mark Shepard is happy that its popularity is growing but worries that its systemic nature is being misunderstood or “much degraded.” Restoration agriculture calls for the re-imagination of agriculture in which perennial systems replace annual plantings and harvests that expire in …

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Fleet Farming

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by

In December 2013, John Rife, owner of East End Market, first pitched the idea of Fleet Farming at The Hive Orlando, an IDEAS For Us“think and do tank” that calls on citizens to come up with solutions to global challenges. Over the next few months, Rife and other members of …

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Looking to the Earth Itself as a Climate Solution

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by

The agriculture industry is beginning to consider soil’s ability to capture and store carbon, a potential climate-saver long overlooked. “Attention to soil health is gaining momentum out of frustration with our inability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions at an economy-wide scale,” said Thomas Driscoll, director of conservation policy and education …

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The Forgotten Climate Solution

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by

Natural systems provide obvious but often forgotten solutions: in addition to forests, habitats such as wetlands and grasslands can absorb and store enormous amounts of carbon. This is about changing the conversation around climate change solutions. Decarbonizing the energy sector is critical and it is encouraging that the renewable energy …

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One college turns its football field into a farm and sees its students transform

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by

At Paul Quinn College, where once there was a football field, now there’s an organic farm. It’s not just a symbol of renewal for this once-struggling historically black college in Dallas; it’s where students work to pay tuition. As part of our Rethinking College series, Hari Sreenivasan explores how students …

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