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Breeding Perennial Grain Crops

This publication describes the benefits and practicality of converting world-wide grain crop production from annual to perennial plants. Read More

Checking the Food Odomoter: Comparing Food Miles for Local Foods Versus Conventional Produce Sales to Iowa Institut

This publication of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, is of research conducted that compared weighted average source distance (WASD) of foods grown locally in Iowa to those foods obtained from traditional sources. Read More

Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa Perspective on How Far Food Travels, Fuel Usage, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This is a publication of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University. The research for this publication compared fuel use, distances traveled, and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the transport of locally grown foods, to fuel use, distances traveled, and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the transport of foods typically available at local grocery stores and restaurants. Read More

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

This not-for-profit, North Carolina community-based effort promotes farmland protection and sustainable production systems through research, development, policy support and promotion. Read More

Agroecology Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP)

ASAP facilitates and promotes research and education that protects Illinois’ natural and human resources while sustaining agricultural production . Contains exhaustive information about the ASAP program and sustainable agriculture in Illinois and beyond. Read More

Energy Use and Carbon Release by Manufactured Inputs in Crop Production: A Comparison of two Manitoba Farms with contrasting Tillage Systems

Research compares energy use and carbon emmisions associated with various tillage and crop rotation systems. Read More

Are Cap-and-Trade Programs more Environmentally Effective than Conventional Regulation?

This paper explores the consequences of cap-and-trade policies, where the total air pollutant emissions of a whole set of polluters are limited, and they are allowed to trade among themselves for the right to pollute up to the cap. The paper focuses on whether these policies have been effective in addressing environmental problems. The article provides background on the policies of U.S. cap-and-trade programs and provides a policy analysis of the effectiveness of these programs. Read More

Sources of Emission Reductions: Evidence from U.S. SO2 Emissions from 1985 through 2002

This paper describes database studies that have examined where the greatest emission reductions in sulfur dioxide have occurred over the past twenty years. Specifically, the paper examines whether reductions have come from retrofits of existing power generation plants, or replacement of old plants with new generating capacity. The paper finds that the greatest reductions have been gained through plant retrofits, though new plants have also displace potential emissions from the generation facilities they replaced. Read More

Carbon Sequestration of Trees in City of Kitchener Parks

A possible strategy to partially offset CO2 emissions is to use tree planting initiatives. This is a study of carbon sinks in the City of Kitchener with the goal of producing data for the carbon sequestration capability of trees in the City’s parks. Read More

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