CREEK RESTORATION: Volunteers planted native habitat in 2010 as part of a restoration project of Redwood Creek in Muir Beach aimed at reducing bacteria and sediment. A new report from the University of California Cooperative Extension says that similar restorations on ranches can sequester large amounts of carbon. David Briggs

Restoring natural creek habitats over long periods of time could help eliminate the amount of greenhouse gases that tens of thousands of homes produce each year, according to a new study put out by the University of California Cooperative Extension earlier this month. 

Called “Creek Carbon: Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Riparian Revegetation,” the cooperative’s . . .

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