University of Sheffield scientists say rock dust could capture carbon

Spreading rock dust on farmland could pull enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to remove about half of the amount of that greenhouse gas currently produced by Europe, according to a major study published Thursday in the journal Nature.

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An ancient valley lost to ‘progress’

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Bayer forges ahead with new crops resistant to 5 herbicides

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Democrats detail a climate agenda tying environment to racial justice

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Yakima County farmworkers called ‘sacrificial lambs’ of pandemic

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