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Agriculture is a key component to combat climate change

Is the Agriculture Industry Ready to Combat Climate Change?

The agriculture industry is a large contributor to climate change. In the last 50 years, greenhouse gas emissions from fisheries, livestock and agriculture nearly doubled and could continue to rise in the future. Agriculture will also be one of the industries hardest hit by climate change, as global temperatures rise and weather patterns become more erratic. With a growing world…

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healthy soil

How Different Methods of Soil Health Can Combat Climate Change

In the fight to curb global warming, we should do our best to restore the natural soil carbon cycle. Healthy soil is our foundation.

The UK Shows How Governments Can Reduce Emissions

By 2040, the UK could see an end to the production of new diesel and gas vehicles. This ambitious new step comes on the heels of continued calls for air pollution reform all across the UK, but particularly within urban areas. It also marks the arguably largest single step the UK government has taken toward securing a greener and fresher…

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Everyday Actions That Are Hurting Our Planet

We all love casual conservation. Taking out the recycling, carpooling to work; small lifestyle modifications can help us feel like we’re contributing to the cause without sacrificing anything important. However, every day we also participate in activities that are hurting our planet beyond driving cars and burning fossil fuels for home heating. Small, nondescript actions that we do unconsciously can…

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Putting a price on carbon: Carbon tax vs. cap-and-trade

EarthTalk: Carbon Tax vs. Cap-and-Trade

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What’s the difference between a carbon tax and “cap-and-trade” system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? – Marina Brown, New York, NY Most of us can agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a must given the rapid warming of the…

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As of August 13, 2015 we've used up the budget of Earth's resources for the year. How long can this continue?

Earth Overshoot: Running on Empty

  According to data from the Global Footprint Network, August 13, 2015 was officially “Earth Overshoot Day.” We have now used nature’s entire budget for the year. Global Footprint Monitor tracks humanity’s demand on natural resources against nature’s ability to accommodate that demand – also known as biocapacity. Carbon sequestration, natural carbon sinks for increasing carbon emissions, accounts for more…

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Obama proposes steeper cuts on CO2 emissions than expected.

Obama to Release Final Version of America’s Clean Power Plan

Obama proposes steeper emissions cuts than expected On Monday the Obama administration will release its final version of the proposed Clean Power Plan, calling for a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions nationally by 2030, as compared to 2005 emission levels. The plan’s initial draft called for a 30 percent reduction. The final version will also give states an extra…

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