Carbon Farming

MIT Engineers Develop Battery that Removes CO2

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.09.2020


A pair of MIT engineers created a new way to efficiently remove carbon dioxide from the air. The system can be developed commercially at low cost and has a myriad of potential applications.     While there are alternative ways to remove carbon dioxide from gas, they typically only work well on carbon dioxide levels […]


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Agriculture + Tech = Carbon Sequestration Solution

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.03.2019


Editor’s Note: This is exactly the kind of industrial evolution we describe in “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy”. In this instance, it’s the agriculture industry. This tech firm not only provides the technology to quickly and efficiently transform today’s factory farms from CO2 emitters to CO2 absorbers, they provide a way for farmers to easily […]


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Food Industry Change-Makers Take the Lead on Climate

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 02.23.2018


In the absence of policy action, natural products businesses step up by investing in renewable energy, food waste reduction, more efficient transportation and more.   Read the entire article at New Hope.   The natural products industry is stepping in to lead the way on reversing climate change, just as the industry has pioneered in other […]


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Is Soil Our Last Great Hope in Avoiding Catastrophic Climate Change?

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 12.15.2017


  Sequestering carbon in soil produces a triple dividend: it reduces climate change by extracting carbon from the atmosphere, it restores the health of degraded soil, and it increases agricultural yields.   Read the entire article at The New York Times.    The earth possesses five major pools of carbon. Of those pools, the atmosphere is […]


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World’s First Negative Emissions Plant Turns CO2 into Stone

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.27.2017


  Read the entire article and view the video at Quartz.    We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris climate agreement. Climate scientists are talking about a technology […]


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Carbon Farming Draws Down CO2

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.19.2017


Read the entire article at GreenBiz.  Carbon farming is the umbrella term used for a growing suite of agricultural and land management practices that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stores it in soils and plants.     Hawaii’s lawmakers recognize both the grave threat of climate change and the economic opportunity to generate local […]


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