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217 Today: Agriculture companies are paying farmers to capture carbon. Is it enough to fight climate change?

Monday, July 18, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger is previewing another public January 6th committee hearing for this week.
  • Season allergies have been getting worse. 
  • Jumping worms have made their way to pretty much every state in the Midwest in the last ten years, including Illinois.
  • An argument between two men from Urbana turned deadly in Champaign’s Campustown area over the weekend.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about carbon markets in the agriculture community and if they’re really helping the fight against climate change.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Shawn Allee, Dana Cronin, Eva Tesfaye, Reginald Hardwick and Dana Cronin.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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