The Daily Dirt: September 7, 2012

Get the scoop on matters of the Earth: climate change, green technology, and the path to a sustainable future.

Drought and erosion brought on by climate change has African farmers working harder and trying new methods to produce a crop. (Photo: Tony Karumba/Getty Images)

Andrew Freeman is a California native with a degree in history from UCLA. He is particularly interested in politics and policy.

African Farmers Coping With Climate Change

Combatting drought and erosion, farmers in eastern Africa are relying more on crop rotation and diversity to enrich soils.

Cuomo Under Pressure on Fracking

Waiting on a report from the Department of Environmental Conservation, Governor Cuomo is faced with towns both supporting and opposing the fracking.

Banks Consider Entering California Carbon Market

With carbon tax credits being given to businesses starting in 2013, banks ponder entering the experimental new market.

Poll Says Climate Change Legislation Won't Hurt Profits

A Bloomberg poll shows some investors are less worried about the effect climate change will have on business than they were two years ago.

Solar Sail Key to Exploring Space Without Fossil Fuels

The Japanese model, Ikaros, a solar-powered sail, could be the key to exploring space while conserving fuel.

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