methane

Tilling soil

Tilling loosens soil to enable roots to sprout more easily, however it also exposes pockets of 'uneaten' carbon to hungry microbes. (Allan Murray-Rust/Wikimedia)

Northwestern - Medill
From breaking down escaping methane from melting ice caps to storing carbon in non-tilled soils, microbes are already mitigating climate change. 

The UN-FAO reports 26% of the planet’s ice-free land is used for livestock grazing. (Ryan Thompson/U.S. Department of Agriculture)

State University College at Buffalo
It ain't pretty: Our food consumption habits are devastating the planet and contributing to world hunger. What can we do about it?
School Without Walls Senior High School
A company has developed a cheaper way to capture carbon emissions and convert them to bioplastic — which could help us reduce our dependence on oil and fossil fuels.
Elon University
EDITOR’S PICK: The average dairy cow produces 148 pounds of manure per day. With 45,000 dairy cows, North Carolina has an annual manure production of 6 billion pounds. What if that waste could be used to power a house? We’re talking about manure... Read More
This week on Bloomberg West, Planet Forward's Frank Sesno explores the how algae can be used to consume harmful greenhouse gases and produce clean energy.
When most people think of wastewater treatment, they probably don’t think of rocket science. Well, at Stanford we are bringing rocket technology to wastewater treatment. Sounds crazy, right? It turns out the two fields have a lot in common. In the... Read More
A Compressed, Natural Alternative at the Gas Pump
A Compressed, Natural Alternative at the Gas Pump
Coming soon to a road near you: Natural Gas Vehicles! This company is working on creating a material that will replace the need for big, natural gas tanks in vehicles, making natural gas a more viable option when fueling up your car!
National Science Foundation
Hong-Cai Zhou's team at Texas A&M University has developed many unique porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for hydrogen and methane storage. MOFs are especially designed porous materials that can hold large amounts of gases, some at levels... Read More
Turning Methane Into Energy
Turning Methane Into Energy
Planet Forward
FlexEnergy has developed a technology that takes low-quality methane and turns it into energy. By using a machine with a small footprint, this company hopes to capture some of the wasted energy that's currently just flared into the atmosphere.

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