The Uninhabitable Earth

If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible.

Rebecca Burgess and Fibershed

In this excerpt from the Spin Off Winter 2017 article “The Continuous Thread,” Susan Clotfelter explores the slow-fashion movement and revitalization of the America’s textile industry through small-scale projects such as Rebecca Burgess’s Fibershed. Burgess is on a mission to change the way we clothe ourselves and relate to the contemporary textile industry.

A Climate Change Solution Beneath Our Feet

California is paying farmers to use practices known to boost microbial communities underground and sequester carbon. The state’s $7.5 million dollar Healthy Soils Incentives Program is considered the first in the nation to provide state funding to help farmers and ranchers enhance their soils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

How Ancient Crops Could Counteract Climate Change Effects

‘These crops could be the answer to the climate change effects that we will experience more and more,’ said Prof. Jacobsen, who is the project coordinator of PROTEIN2FOOD, an EU-funded project that’s exploring ancient crops and legumes to help make modern agriculture more sustainable.