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Today’s Solutions: July 13, 2024

Peatlands wetlands

Peatlands, a boggy carbon sink absolutely worth saving

For those in the world who have to live with it, you may wonder “what on earth is peat good for?”  Peatland is a mossy wet mass that you can’t build on, you can barely walk on, you can’t grow crops on it, and all its stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes which bring Read More...

The Optimist View: Keen on Kel

The Optimist View: Keen on Kelp

“The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” - Jacques Yves Cousteau On a sunny Saturday morning, I drive about 30 minutes north of my home in Santa Barbara to an area called Refugio Beach. Aptly Read More...

This new kelp burger is even m

This new kelp burger is even more sustainable than plant-based burgers

While many food companies are replacing beef burger patties with plant-based ones, a new startup is diving into the ocean for a different alternative to meat. The startup, Akua, has launched a new line of burgers made from kelp. Why kelp—you might be asking? While plant-based foods are a Read More...

New study finds world’s ocea

New study finds world’s oceans suck up twice as much CO2 as we thought

Looks like we’ve completely underestimated the carbon-sucking power of the world’s oceans. Yes, we knew the ocean plays an important role in regulating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but what we didn’t know was that it sucks up twice as much carbon than previously thought. Read More...

When it comes to wetland resto

When it comes to wetland restoration, look towards the Dutch capital

Travel beyond Amsterdam’s northern outskirts and you enter a scene that looks like a 17th-century Dutch painting. Cows chew their cud in lush pasture fringed with reed beds, in a region of pretty villages whose houses are often snapped up by wealthy urban commuters. By Dutch standards, this Read More...

UK conservationists are restor

UK conservationists are restoring seagrass meadows to fight climate change

While reforestation is an important tool against climate change, scientists in Britain are now also turning to the undersea to slow down the pace of climate change. A new seagrass restoration scheme could be used to fight UK emissions, as the “wonder plant” not only serves as critical Read More...