The Immense Potential of Forests to Sequester Carbon

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 17:20:12 +0000

By Brian Stewart Most of us understand that trees are good for the environment and that they absorb carbon in order to grow. We are familiar with comparisons that show how many trees would have to be planted in order to compensate for the carbon emissions from an airplane flight or from driving our cars. […]

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Farmers’ mass protests in India cut deeply across Canada

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 02:00:42 +0000

Indian diaspora, particularly those with ties to Punjab, support the farmers and have demonstrated against the Indian government in cities including Surrey and Vancouver, outside the consulate of India.

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What Would Planting 100 Million Trees Per Week Do In 5, 50, & 500 Years?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:35:33 +0000

A trillion trees, low-tillage agriculture, and a sustainable economy would mean that in about 500 years we would have the level of CO2 about where we want to keep it, probably around 300 ppm.

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Sacred Cow Documentary Makes An Argument For Better Meat

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:40:31 +0000

The documentary Sacred Cow was released in January 2021 and explores the ways that ruminants (cows) and well-raised meat can play an important role in solving our climate crisis (I’ll be interviewing director Diana Rodgers on a grasslands webinar in March). The film’s central argument is that the real threat to our climate and our […]

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Buy Land & Plant — An Adventure in Reforesting

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 00:00:49 +0000

A decade or so ago, I came across an article in the local paper about a retired school teacher who owned some land a couple hours east of my city of Portland, Oregon, and spent his golden years planting trees. He had planted 10,000 trees up to that point, aiming to reforest a semi-dry area […]

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Got Climate Change? Kelp Can Help

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2021 19:35:19 +0000

Kelp, which most of us refer to as seaweed, may be an important tool in the quest to limit the effects of a warming planet. Much of the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by humans — primarily by extracting and burning fossil fuels — is absorbed by the world’s oceans. Too much carbon dioxide […]

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