17 min

Encore: Rock Dust: A Climate Change Solution‪?‬ Unfold

    • Natural Sciences

Agriculture is responsible for 24 percent of our global greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this, UC Davis researchers say agriculture holds huge potential to be one of the biggest solutions to climate change. Carbon farming may hold the key. In this encore episode of Unfold, we examine how scientists are adding rock dust to crops to see if it can sequester carbon while also increasing yields for farmers.


In this episode:


Ben Houlton, affiliate faculty member, former director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis


Maya Almaraz, program manager in the Houlton Lab and terrestrial biochemist


Iris Holzer, graduate student in the Houlton Lab


Derek Azevedo, executive vice president, Bowles Farming Company in Los Banos, California


George Dias, Specialty Granules in Ione, California

Agriculture is responsible for 24 percent of our global greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this, UC Davis researchers say agriculture holds huge potential to be one of the biggest solutions to climate change. Carbon farming may hold the key. In this encore episode of Unfold, we examine how scientists are adding rock dust to crops to see if it can sequester carbon while also increasing yields for farmers.


In this episode:


Ben Houlton, affiliate faculty member, former director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis


Maya Almaraz, program manager in the Houlton Lab and terrestrial biochemist


Iris Holzer, graduate student in the Houlton Lab


Derek Azevedo, executive vice president, Bowles Farming Company in Los Banos, California


George Dias, Specialty Granules in Ione, California

17 min