FOREST TRENDS: The economics of activating dirt to absorb GHGs and restore soil

Published 19:12 on October 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:12 on October 2, 2018  /  Americas, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Centuries of unsustainable agriculture have squeezed massive amounts of nitrogen and carbon out of soils, but scientists think we can pull about 10% of our GHGs out of the air and inject them into soils just by switching to climate-safe agriculture – a practice that could also increase farmers’ yields and save on fertilizer costs.

Centuries of unsustainable agriculture have squeezed massive amounts of nitrogen and carbon out of soils, and Ohio State’s Rattan Lal, a professor of soil science who has presciently spoken out about restoring forests and soils for carbon mitigation and sequestration, says we can pull about 10 percent of our greenhouse gasses out of the air and inject them into soils just by switching to climate-safe agriculture – a practice that could also

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