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Grasslands and compost may serve as carbon sinks

Diverting waste stream

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Carbon sequestration may be possible through increasing the health of grasslands with compost diverted from waste streams, according to Grist, who also note that new research suggests older trees - not younger ones as previously thought - sequester more carbon each year than other trees.

Meanwhile, several historically black colleges and universities are diversifying research on climate change, according to the Huffington Post. Houston’s Texas Southern University is providing a leadership role in the growing field of environmental equity:

Texas Southern University - The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University is a national model for environmental advocacy in support of minority communities. In June 2013, the school launched a Climate Education Community University Partnership; a coalition of colleges and universities throughout the Gulf Coast region committed to reducing pollution in underserved communities, enhancing natural disaster response, and raising awareness of climate change impact on air and water quality.

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