This year there’s been lots of talk about whether forests are the key to fighting climate change. And while forests are critical, mushrooms are the unsung heroes that are key in helping forests store their carbon. Thanks to fungi there’s twice as much carbon locked in the ground as in the atmosphere. But now, researchers […]Continue Reading 407 words
by Zoey Shipley and Miro Korenha In Spring 2019, much of the Midwest was hit with devastating floods. Nebraska alone was faced with over $1 billion in damages to roads, local businesses, crops, and levees. Natural disasters like this have contributed to the crumbling of the rural economy and lack of investment in these […]Continue Reading 460 words
According to a new study published in the journal Nature, tropical forests are losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the air and serve as “carbon sinks.” As The Guardian explained, The Amazon could turn into a source of carbon in the atmosphere, instead of one of the biggest absorbers of the gas, as […]Continue Reading 382 words
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Congress in 2018 gave a lucrative tax credit to the nascent and controversial carbon capture industry, but so far, according to The New York Times, the Internal Revenue Service has yet to promulgate the regulations that would allow businesses that qualify to get the tax benefit.
Why This Matters: The Republicans’ big plans on carbon capture and sequestration won’t mean bupkis if the Trump Administration won’t implement them.Continue Reading 494 words
Throughout Brexit, many have wondered about the environmental implications of the UK leaving the European Union. When the split becomes official at the end of the month it will also mean a severing with Europe’s notorious farm subsidies. As Science Mag reported, many researchers see this as a good thing as this week “the U.K. […]Continue Reading 590 words
Land use and agriculture have recently gained attention as a means to store more carbon in the ground and help fight climate change. However, in the United States, while federal programs do exist to help farmers better manage their soil (most notably the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)) there are too many farmers […]Continue Reading 437 words
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Presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker last week introduced legislation in the Senate to combat climate change through farm conservation, reforestation, and wetlands restoration, The Hill reported.Continue Reading 473 words
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Stand.earth called “The Issue with Tissue” reveals that Americans use three rolls a week and our preference for super soft tp is destroying Canada’s boreal forests and causing widespread environmental damage.Continue Reading 383 words