A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

By Beth Gardiner May17, 2016 When Gabe Brown and his wife bought their farm near Bismarck, North Dakota, from her parents in 1991, testing found the soil badly depleted, its carbon down to just a quarter of levels once considered natural in the area. Today the Brown farm and ranch is home to a diverse […]

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Carbon Farmers of Australia

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

The Principals of Carbon Farmers of Australia have been pioneers in the farm-based offsets industry. Experience counts. Carbon Farmers of Australia is one of the only Regionally based Carbon Trading Advisors and have 20 years of farming experience in the Central West of NSW. They understand farmers. The Principals of Carbon Farmers of […]

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Carbon Farming in Vermont

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

June 28, 2016 Rachel Fussell Sitting in the 100-year old Farm Barn at Shelburne Farms during a two-day course on Carbon Farming with Eric Toensmeier, I couldn’t help but ponder how simple life’s decisions must have been for the folks who lived and tended this barn back then. The questions that we as individuals and […]

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Reinventing Farming in a World Fighting Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

Who would have thought that if a farmer planted more trees on cropland that the end result would be enhancing our fight against climate change. Or that by new methods of tillage more carbon could be sequestered in soil. Or that by not draining ponds and low wetlands on farm property, the net benefit […]

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How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric Toensmeier has spent the last several years tracking both. A lecturer at Yale University, a senior fellow with Project Drawdown, and the author of several books […]

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Saving the World from Catastrophic Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

This article was written for Regeneration International, a project of the Organic Consumers Association, by Courtney White to explain how the latest soil science supports France’s 4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate. One of the most significant events at the recent UN climate summit in Paris went largely unnoticed. We […]

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English city combats climate change with 3 million new trees

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by

Alexandra Park, a large urban park in Manchester, England, is getting some leafy company thanks to the City of Trees initiative, which will oversee the planting of 3 million new trees while caring for and reviving existing woodlands. (Photo: Alex Pepperhill/flickr) Throughout its long history, the word “green” hasn’t generally been used to describe the […]

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Carbon capture, use & storage

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by

Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) is an integrated suite of technologies that can capture up to 90% of the CO2 emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing the CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Capture Capture technologies allow the separation of CO2 from gases produced in electricity […]

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Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by

Carbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking soda – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India. A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 […]

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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 for the National Farmers Union, […]

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