Clean­ing the Environment

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“The soil has an in­cred­i­ble abil­ity to store a lot of car­bon,” says Adams, but only if it’s rich in liv­ing or­gan­isms. As those or­gan­isms die off , car­bon is re­leased into the air. Sci­en­tists at Ohio State Uni­ver­sity have es­ti­mated that cul­ti­vated land around the world has lost up to 70 per­cent of the car­bon it once held.

The process can be re­versed by re­vi­tal­iz­ing soil, de­pend­ing on how much of the world’s farm­land is cul­ti­vated in the fu­ture with re­gen­er­a­tive meth­ods. If th­ese prac­tices be­came the norm, they could, the­o­ret­i­cally, solve a sig­nifi cant part of the world’s car­bon prob­lem.

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