People are trying to reduce carbon emissions

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No, not everyone is sitting on their hands waiting for someone else to help sequester carbon. Researchers at the  Tokyo Institute of Technology are hard at work seeking new ways to achieve the worthy goal.

Scientists achieve direct electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide, raising hopes for smart carbon capture

https://www.titech.ac.jp/english/

I salute them and their efforts. Share this good news if you can.

The CO2 reduction reaction takes place in the cathodic chamber shown on the right.
Credit: Chemical Science

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He Restored my Faith in the Young

A Young Man Thinks Big and Invents Big

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Not long ago I wrote in one of y blog articles that he challenge of ocean garbage was sad and a solution was unlikely soon I was wrong: My Modern Met digital magazine revealed a wonderful story about a young man Boyan Slat; here is an excerpt from the article.

” . . . Boyan Slat, a young inventor who set out to fight against the world’s plastic pollution problem. At only 20 years old, he developed an invention aimed at tackling the world’s largest patch of garbage, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”

Citation Link: https://mymodernmet.com/boyan-slat-ocean-cleanup-launch/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_term=2018-09-04

SONG:Sailing – Christopher Cross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7khQNR7s1Ho

I now hope we can see this . . .

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 . . . to This.

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Urban and Suburban Horticulture

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Farming on all arable land may be in our future

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As arid lands increase and arable lands are developed humans may discover the waste water of today can be used for numerous gardens. Agriculture and horticulture in cities , towns and suburbs may be needed to feed us. Not a new idea but perhaps a time to restate its potential and importance.

SONG: Old Farms are Gone by James Halifko

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Link: http://cityfarmer.info/

Link (Michigan Urban Farming): http://www.miufi.org/

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