Many Argentines are optimistic the Vaca Muerta (Dead Cow) oil and gas fields can transform their nation’s fortunes overnight. Interest from Russian and Chinese leaders is helping fuel that hope.
Agriculture doesn't have to degrade soils – it's possible for food production to enrich the earth, restore nutrients, conserve water, and prevent erosion.
The world has 53.3 years left to find an alternative to oil before current proved reserves run dry, according to BP. Of course, nations are finding new oil – meaning that number is rising – but new extraction methods are costly and can pose environmental threats.