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Media mention: In best-case reforestation scenario, trees could remove most of the carbon humans have added to the atmosphere

A study finds that close to a trillion trees could potentially be planted on Earth—enough to sequester more than 200 billion tons of carbon. But environmental change on this scale is no easy task.

Media mention: Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say

When people think of potential solutions to global warming, they tend to visualize technologies like solar panels or electric cars. A new study published on Wednesday, however, found that better management of forests, grasslands and soils in the United States could offset as much as 21 percent of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

News article: AEDE Professors Miteva and Roe Receive Seed Grants from the Sustainable and Resilient Economy Program

AEDE Professors Daniela Miteva and Brian Roe's research will be supported by the Discovery Theme Initiatives Seed Grant Programs from the Sustainable and Resilient Economy program.  This funding allows collaborative, interdisciplinary teams the ground-breaking opportunity to together solve our world’s grand challenges.