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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024


Ole-Kristian Sivertsen: revitalizing deserts with nano clay

Climate change is drastically changing global weather patterns. Wet places are getting wetter, and dry places are getting drier. The human-caused degradation of dry land known as desertification is growing across farmlands, such as in California. The state is one of the country's largest producers Read More...

Study: Plant-based diets are c

Study: Plant-based diets are critical for protecting biodiversity

What is our most powerful tool for protecting biodiversity? A new report by the Chatham House, backed by the UN, indicates that widespread adoption of plant-based diets is one of the most crucial ways to protect endangered species.  Plant-based diets are environmentally beneficial because they Read More...

The case for converting some f

The case for converting some farmland to bee habitat

Although farmers know that bees are essential pollinators for many crops, they usually don’t dedicate parts of their valuable planting space to create a habitat just for bees. But according to new research, farmers should really consider sharing their land with these pollinating insects. In Read More...

“The use of land to  produce

“The use of land to produce food is at its peak”

We’re increasingly feeding more people with less farmland. According to environmental scientist Jesse Ausubel at The Rockefeller University in New York City, the next 50 years will see an area of farmland the size of India returned to nature. Using less land to feed more people: How is that Read More...