Food and agriculture
ClimateCast Logo over Shishmaref beachside cabin

Under Lima pact, all nations to cut carbon...voluntarily

Cheap petroleum leads firms to stop oil drilling, South Carolina gets net-metering for solar, carbon taxes get backing from studies in Oregon and Canada, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

Biocarbon: forest and eagle

Biocarbon: Mobilizing the power of nature to help restore our climate

Check out this beautiful video, and learn more about biocarbon and the role it can play in helping solve the climate crisis. 

Biocarbon solutions are all around us

Farmers, entrepreneurs, and scientists in the Pacific Northwest and beyond are delivering biocarbon results and demonstrating the pathways to a low carbon future. 

Cattle grazing in Marin

Soil carbon, home on the range

Turning organic materials into compost and applying it to rangelands on a larger scale could store a lot of carbon, repurpose organic waste, improve the health of rangelands, increase climate resilience, and help farmers’ bottom lines.

ClimateCast Logo over Kiribatian island

Migrating to high ground

Pacific islanders secure a refuge from rising seas, compost boosts carbon storage in California ranchlands, Venetian-style canals floated for Manhattan, and much more. 

A World with less water?

What if the farms, rivers, mountains and cities of the Northwest experienced a drought measured in years, rather than months? 

The Peak District, England

British farmland missing huge natural benefits potential

Farm support programs that target only food production miss huge opportunities to generate natural benefits, a new British study documents.

No till agriculture

The growing buzz around the biocarbon benefits of farmland

The message is spreading that changing the way agriculture is done can draw heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere into farm soils to improve the viability of agriculture overall. 

wheat field

A low-hanging fruit overripe for the picking

What agricultural practices have the most immediate potential for making a significant contribution to protecting our climate? Think biocarbon.

Cows grazing

Guest Blog: More livestock to save the planet?

A conversation between Chad Kruger, Director of  WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Allan Savory, President and

Oregon Conservation Network Lobby Day

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