Farming Releases Carbon From The Earth's Soil Into The Air. Can We Put It Back?
18 August 2020

Farming Releases Carbon From The Earth's Soil Into The Air. Can We Put It Back?

NPR

Traditional farming depletes the soil and releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But decades ago, a scientist named Rattan Lal helped start a movement based on the idea that carbon could be put back into the soil — a practice known today as "regenerative agriculture."

NPR food and agriculture correspondent Dan Charles explains how it works and why the idea is having a moment.

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