Are hedges better at fighting urban air pollution than trees?

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by

The British countryside is famed for its hedgerows. According to scientists, cities need more dense lines of shrubs in order to effectively combat automobile-borne air pollution. (Photo: Jenny Brown/flickr) Make no mistake: the temperature-lowering, mood-improving, habitat-providing, air-scrubbing power of urban trees cannot be underestimated. But as far as that last bit — the removal of […]

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A climate change solution beneath our feet

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017 by

When we think of climate change solutions, what typically comes to mind is the transportation we use, the lights in our home, the buildings we power and the food we eat. Rarely do we think about the ground beneath our feet. Kate Scow thinks a lot about the ground, or, more precisely, the soil. She’s […]

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Seeing the wood for the trees

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by

From the towering kapoks of South America to the sprawling banyans of South Asia, from misty cloud forests to ice-covered pines, forests are some of the most diverse and important ecosystems on Earth. However, as conservationists and foresters try to manage, conserve and restore forests across the world, they often rely on scanty and scattered information […]

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Nonprofit Clones Giant Sequoias To Combat Climate Change

Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017 by

While state attorneys general may be trying to hold ExxonMobil accountable for its potential part in perpetuating global warming, others are taking a more theoretical approach to combating climate change. A nonprofit in Michigan is cloning California’s giant sequoias in an attempt to refurbish the earth with a natural combatant of greenhouse gases, one 200-foot tree […]

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Patagonia and Chris Malloy Made a Film About Agriculture That You Really Need to Watch

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by

Like it or not, our climate is rapidly changing. Although climate change is a natural occurrence, the cause for alarm isn’t the fact that it’s changing, it’s the speed at which it’s doing so. Humans have created a life so full of comfort that it’s destroying the place we all call home, and the way […]

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Regenerative Farming — One Solution That Solves Many Problems

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by

We face a number of very pressing problems in the world today. Water scarcity is getting worse as aquifers are drained faster than they can be refilled. Soil erosion and degradation is also rapidly worsening. Ditto for air and water pollution. Land is turning into desert at a rapid clip, and with it, we’re […]

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Regenerative organic agriculture can reverse climate change

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by

By changing agriculture to one that regenerates soil organic carbon, we can not only reverse climate change, but we can also improve farm yields, increase water-holding capacity and drought resilience, and reduce the use of toxic agrochemicals. Increased atmospheric temperatures accelerate the rate of ice melt in Iceland and impact farming production around the […]

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Meet the visionary who restored 5,500 acres of wrecked Texas land to paradise

Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 by

Fifty years ago, the wildly inspiring David Bamberger bought the worst land he could find with the aim of bringing it back to thriving life. Although David Bamberger was born into poverty, he went on to become an immensely successful fast food tycoon before cashing in his chips and assuming the role of Totally […]

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Two Years of co2 savings with bioplastic packaging

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by

In the Autumn 2014, Officina naturae changed direction in making an effort to increase its sustainable footprint. In fact, since that October, the packaging of household cleaners – especially the 1 liter and 750 ml bottles, and 4 liter cans–, usually made of conventional PE, were replaced with a similar bioplastic packaging, in specific terms […]

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Canadian firm builds giant ‘scrubber’ to pull CO2 from the air

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by

A rendering of Carbon Engineering’s system. The process allows the company to pull carbon from the air. It can then be used to synthesize fuel or be stored. PHOTO: Carbon Engineering CALGARY—Nestled beneath the scattered peaks overlooking Squamish B.C., a stone’s throw from the shore of the calm Pacific inlet known as Howe Sound, […]

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