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Carbon Sequestration

Water for Farmers, Even During a Drought

Larry Kopald | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Larry Kopald

If you're looking to increase California's water supply and help our agriculture industry at the same time, look down. You might just be standing on a puddle. A big, state-wide, permanent puddle.

Hope in the Face of Climate Change...and a Quick Look Into The Science of Grass

J.S. McDougall | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
J.S. McDougall

Most people--as I did for over 30 years--overlook the importance of grass. It has been relegated by modern society to suburban lawns, soccer fields, g...

Vermont Considers Ground-Breaking Regenerative Agriculture Bill

J.S. McDougall | Posted 02.22.2016 | Green
J.S. McDougall

Soil is so hot right now. Between the "4 per 1000 Initiative" launched by France during the COP21 conference this year...to last Sunday's New York Tim...

America's Family Forests: Our Climate Change Solution

Tom Martin | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

Already, President Obama's Climate Action Plan and the building blocks from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have taken steps to help private landowners, the largest ownership base of forests, to conserve, restore, and adaptively manage forests through the changes ahead. But we need to do more.

The Most Powerful Climate Solution You've Never Heard Of

P.J. Marshall | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
P.J. Marshall

What if there was a powerful but overlooked tool that could reduce global warming by 0.5°C by the end of the century? Imagine if reversing the decline of ecosystems was good for economies. What if making our world more beautiful, also made it stronger and more resilient?

In Climate Talks, Learn From the Real Climate Change Heroes

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

Drawn from World Hunger: 10 Myths, by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins. World leaders in Paris are in the midst of critical climate negotiati...

Family Forests: Not All Benefits Or Threats Are Equal

Tom Martin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

To date, 2015 has been one of the worst fire seasons in history with 9.8 million total acres destroyed. Despite the fact that so many of our West's forests are part of federal lands, wildfire is not just a public lands issue.

Regenerative Agriculture and the Dawn of Planetary Engineering

J.S. McDougall | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
J.S. McDougall

Regenerative agriculture is the dawn of planetary engineering. And that's great news for the future of the planet. Here's how I know. We have five ha...

An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

Diana Donlon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Diana Donlon

As a plant-lover I've always appreciated healthy soil, but it wasn't until I heard a rancher named Richard King explain how rebuilding the organic matter in soils has the potential to store tons of atmospheric carbon that I got true religion.

San Francisco's Perennial Is Beyond Farm to Fork: A Marriage of All Things Sustainable

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Slated to open next February in downtown San Francisco, The Perennial will operate with a farm-to-table ethos, but will also explore the potential for a new "table-to-farm" philosophy that makes better use of resources, including food waste.

Forests: Cost-Effective Way to Mitigate Climate Change

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The capacity of our forests to sequester carbon suggests that optimized forest management and forest carbon storage can be an important and cost-effective tool in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Ocean Acidification: The Climate Change Buffer, but Another Environmental Disaster in the Making

Greg Foy | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Greg Foy

About one quarter of the human-made CO2 emissions have been absorbed by oceans, creating yet another environmental problem of global concern.

The Latest on Earthquakes: Enhanced Oil Recovery Shaking Things Up in U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Evidence linking carbon dioxide (CO2) injection to earthquakes may be bad news for carbon capture and storage.

California Issues First Carbon Offset Credits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO - Nov 13 (Reuters) - California businesses covered by the state's cap-and-trade program will soon be abl...

Amazing Low-tech Carbon Sequestration Process

David Mager | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
David Mager

In his speech the president talked about a 3 billion ton reduction by 2030. I know an easy, fast and cheap way to help get there.

Salt Marshes May Help Slow Climate Change, Then Accelerate It

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green

* Marsh plants soak up carbon, transfer it to sediment * Rising sea levels will choke off marshes towards 2100 By Aliste...

Study Shows Planet Keeping Pace With Carbon Emissions, For Now

Posted 08.03.2012 | Green

By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Climate change is a serious enough problem, but it could be a lot worse. About half of the carbon dioxide...

Patrick Svitek

Rep. Senator Suggests GOP May Back Down To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) signaled Tuesday that Republican lawmakers may be left with no choice but to accept a deficit reduction deal tha...

National Trust Releases 'What's Your Beef?' Report

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

A recent report from the UK's highly respected National Trust has confirmed: Feeding cattle on grass throughout their life-cycle is the most environmentally sustainable way to raise beef.

This Week in Climate Science: A Triassic Warning, Carbon-Absorbing Forests, and Amazon Dams

David Kroodsma | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Coral Reefs are in deep trouble due to warming and acidifying oceans, but they may not be in as much danger as previously thought.

Dow Asks, What's the Business Case for Protecting Nature?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The business logic for protecting nature has always been a harder sell than making the case for other green initiatives. Dow is now tackling this issue, working with The Nature Conservancy to try and make the business logic clearer.

Here Come a Bunch of Bills Aimed at Blocking EPA's Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The Climate Post offers a rundown of the week in climate and energy news The Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mic...

Mitch Daniels's Presidential Prospects Could Be Dimmed by Power Plant Scandal

Carol Polsgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Polsgrove

Anyone who thinks Indiana's Republican Governor Mitch Daniels should run for president hasn't paid much attention to the dark cloud hanging over Duke Energy's new coal gasification plant.

A Whale of a Climate Story

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Restoring populations of all whale species to pre-industrial levels could remove up to 160,000 tons of carbon annually. Whale carcasses tend to sink to the bottom of the sea, removing most of their carbon for thousands of years.

Green Screen: Living Face Mask Captures Carbon And Filters Bacteria

Ecouterre | Jasmin Malik Chua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Made with pulp derived from fungal spores, along with seeds that eventually sprout, this concept face mask blows its high-concept competition clear aw...