Worldwide, grasslands absorb as much carbon as they emit, but climbing demand for meat and dairy and poor land management threaten this balance.
Placing solar panels on America’s farms could generate more than 100,000 rural jobs and eliminate as much carbon from the atmosphere as taking 71,000 cars off the road each year.
Green America’s Climate Victory Gardens campaign involves 8,200 gardens that collectively remove over 4,300 tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year.
This solution could decrease waste production by over 90 percent and environmental emissions and water consumption by over 66 percent.
To boost agricultural resilience, research suggests, policymakers and producers must create more diverse farms by considering how single-species fields interact with water and feed into environmental threats.