As Congress debates a U.S. climate bill this fall, and governments around the world are focused on global climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December, a new community-based approach to addressing climate change is taking hold.
A look at the entire food system and opportunities to shift to a climate-friendly system. The industrial model of farming with massive resource intensive inputs for crops and livestock is the largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the food system.
Don Arnosti on harvesting biomass, Dennis Olson on the Farm Bill, Steve Suppan on the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development and Garat Ibrahim on the Somali community in Minnesota.
A series of test forest biomass harvests from the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota indicate that such harvests could reduce the cost of fire prevention management while providing work for loggers and fuel for renewable energy facilities.