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We’ve long known that bacteria can help fix nitrogen and fight pathogens. But this is the first study to show how they also might reduce herbicide use.
The team found that a mix of established and rookie technologies could cut 85% of emissions from sectors ranging from steel and cement production to chemical manufacturing.
A new study demonstrating how otters slow coastal erosion underscores the far-reaching benefits of reintroducing top predators.
A wholesale revolution in wildlife science
Researchers tried out alternate ways of framing the need for climate-friendly investment to a group of veteran financial professionals. Only optimism moved the needle.
On average, the carbon footprint of urban farms was 6x greater than conventional farms. The source of most of that carbon was infrastructure— such as raised beds, compost sheds, and landscaping,
With a simple chemical tweak, chemists have created robust enzymes that break down single-use bioplastic into its building blocks within two days
Standing dead "snags" can be a boon for wildlife. But the best way to turn live trees into standing dead ones has been a mystery until now.
Spoiler: They found no evidence that rational public discourse distracts people from the systemic changes necessary to decarbonize and reduce energy use across society.
Everything in China happens at scale. That can be good. . .or bad for the world’s carbon budget.