The Restorative Power of Trees

Green growing things heal us in surprising ways. Communities are trying to bring plant life to areas that lack it.     In some of my earliest memories, I’m perched between two branches of a plum tree that grew in front of my house. To climb, I’d grip the...

Swiss firm gains steam in mission to suck CO2 directly from the air

Carbon dioxide emissions are considered a primary driver for climate change. (Photo: De Visu/Shutterstock)   As many countries work to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, one potential solution that has been treated as a pie-in-the-sky concept has been...

Improving soil quality can slow global warming

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...