My farming relatives usually earn a living providing food and such, but they might change their plans after reading this:
Peter Allen, a third-generation farmer from Moura, has signed a $1 million deal for doing nothing at all.
In a historic transaction, mining company Rio Tinto bought the rights to carbon dioxide stored in 3500ha of Mr Allen’s heavily vegetated property, 575km northwest of Brisbane.
Instead of clearing the land to run cattle, Mr Allen will preserve the trees for 120 years to ensure they soak up carbon dioxide.
He’ll also break lifespan records. Hey, maybe I can corner some of this action by growing comment forests.
(Via Art Vandelay)
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