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You Asked: Does Carbon Capture Technology Actually Work?

We have the technology to capture and store millions of tons of carbon globally. Now all that’s lagging is the policy.

by |September 27, 2019

You Asked: Should We All Go Vegetarian or Vegan to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

Short answer: Moderation is key.

by |September 26, 2019

Agriculture and its Discontents: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In 1943, Norman Borlaug began his research into new varieties of wheat that could feed the burgeoning population of Mexico.  Invited by the Mexican government and funded largely by international philanthropic organizations, Borlaug’s research began what we now refer to as the Green Revolution. Over the next 13 years, Mexico became agriculturally self-sufficient, and in… read more

by |November 20, 2009