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How Did Farmer Brown Bring His Dying Land Back From the Brink?

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by

SONY DSC Sometimes enlightenment arrives as a flash of epiphany: a gravity-obeying apple that falls from a tree, for instance, or a blinding light that freezes you in your tracks on the road to Damascus. Other times, though, it’s more of a […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Garden Regenerative

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by

Planting a garden has the power to change the world. Regenerative gardens can help reverse global warming by restoring soil health. We’re bringing victory gardens back. This time, it’s for the climate. Our friends Ron Finley and Rosario Dawson explain how you can make your home garden regenerative in this new video premiere from Kiss […]

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Take a look at some of the billions of organisms that keep our soil healthy

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 by

                   Long overlooked as just dirt beneath our feet, soil has taken on increasing importance as we recognize its fundamental role in everything from agriculture to climate change to human health. So, too, with the organisms that call it home. Soil is filled with more biological diversity than any other habitat on Earth. Its […]

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How a novel wireless technology is helping conserve wildlife, fight pollution, save farmers money and more

Posted on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 by

The sun beats down on the dried Tanzanian soils. Dust is slowly settling back down to the ground in the wake of a parade of tourists’ vehicles, which are now disappearing over the horizon. It’s dry season in the Serengeti National Park, and safari trucks are groaning under the weight of excited visitors. […]

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Return of strip-field farming creates haven for rare species in south Wales

Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 by

Ranger Mark Hipkin tends to sunflowers at the National Trust’s strip fields farm. Photograph: John Miller/National Trust A pioneering farming project using field management techniques dating back to the 13th century has transformed a stretch of coast into a haven for endangered animals, birds, insects and wildflowers. The experimental return to “strip-field farming” […]

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Improving soil quality can slow global warming

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by

Worker in corn field. Widespread use of proven agricultural land management practices can help slow global warming. Credit: Heather Dang photo, UC Berkeley Low-tech ways of improving soil quality on farms and rangelands worldwide could pull significant amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and slow the pace of climate change, according to a […]

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Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2018 by

Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture plantation, research finds. A study looking at the carbon storage of forests in southern China finds that each additional tree species introduced to a plantation […]

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How Beef Farmers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018 by

The beef industry is currently responsible for 6 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, making it as large a polluter as the construction sector. Eating less meat is one way to cut beef emissions. However, scientists have also started to look at ways that farmers can reduce the carbon footprint of beef before it […]

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Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by

Agriculture is vital to the state of Missouri. In 2016, Missouri agriculture, forestry and related industries put nearly 400,000 people to work and contributed more than $88 billion to the economy. But this critical sector is under threat, in part due to the increase in extreme weather events powered by a warming planet. Data from […]

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When They Said They Wanted to Rethink Agriculture, They Meant It

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 by

Figuring out how the world is going to feed 7 billion people (and counting) in a time of changing climate, richer diets, and already over-burdened land and water resources is going to require wholesale rethinking of global agricultural practices. Clearly, solving such 21st century challenges is not for people with faint hearts or imaginations, which […]

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