With the world’s glaciers melting faster than ever and climate change becoming an increasing threat, we need to do some seed investing in new, bold ideas that can save the planet. Joanne Chory sensed the urgency facing the planet, and her own health, when she realized part of the answer could be growing all around us: Plants. They photosynthesize about a quarter of the warming gases we emit. But what if they could be bred to suck up even more carbon dioxide, and not release it when they died? It’s a budding relationship that could make a big difference, and it’s dirt cheap. Sarah Kaplan in WaPo: Joanne Chory is using plants to save the planet. We owe it to our flower children not to let the world go to pot.