A new study highlights how healthy soils absorb greater amounts of CO2. Natural farming and more wildflower meadows may help to significantly reduce greenhouse gases.

The Solution to Climate Change Right Under Our Feet

What if there were a risk-free way of helping to mitigate climate change while simultaneously addressing food and water security? A new report from the Center for Food Safety says that such an opportunity is possible, and it’s right below our feet. Soil & Carbon: Soil Solutions to Climate Problems outlines how it is possible to take atmospheric CO2, which is fueling climate change, and plug it into the soil. Far from moving the problem from one place to another, this shift can reduce ocean acidification because the oceans are no longer the sink for vast amounts of CO2, and can regenerate degraded soils by providing needed carbon. […] ~ Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams