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Can cow dung save humanity? Many people concerned about climate disruption have shunned dairy and red meat because of the methane gas emitted by both ends of cows. But some ranchers and researchers are saying rotational cattle grazing patterns and composting on grasslands can increase soil fertility, retain water and store carbon. Cows, they say, should get a fresh look and dirt should get more respect as a potent tool in the fight to reduce carbon pollution. Restoring soil is a hot topic right now in food and farming circles.
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- New Food Revolution
- One more hungry mouth to feed? Try 9.6 billion – that’s the earth’s projected population by 2050, according to a United Nations report. Dinner was on the table, figuratively...
- Keystone and Beyond
- One way or another, Canadian crude oil is coming – whether by land, by sea or underground via the embattled Keystone Pipeline System. Keystone has been heavily opposed by environmentalists and...
- Chasing Water
- “We live in a 21st-century climate with a 20th-century infrastructure and 19th-century laws and policies.” That’s how Peter Gleick of The Pacific Institute summed up the issue at...