Researchers, scientists look for natural solutions to fight climate change

Duke Farms

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Duke Farms is teaming with Rutgers University to explore a crucial issue facing New Jersey and the rest of the globe: How much can natural solutions contribute to offsetting climate change?

Over the course of the five-year project, Duke Farms hopes to turn its 2,742 acres of forests, grasslands, farmland, and wetlands into an experimental carbon sink, pulling global-warming carbon pollution out of the atmosphere and storing it in the plants, trees, and soil of the four-square-mile property.

The research is important to New Jersey, a coastal state urgently seeking ways to adapt to climate change after a series of extreme storms, including Hurricane Sandy, have underscored the vulnerabilities facing the state from climate change …

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