Obama pushes poop plants to fight climate change


President Obama is turning to poop as his latest gambit to fight global warming.

The White House is announcing $6 million in grants Monday to promote the use of a mix of garbage and/or animal feces to produce a renewable form of electricity to help fight global warming, as the president sets his sights on reaching a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Paris in December.

"As we look to Paris, today's actions demonstrate America's continued leadership in land management strategies that mitigate emissions and adapt to climate change," a fact sheet from the White House reads. "Such actions include promoting soil health, improving nutrient and manure management, protecting sensitive lands, and encouraging renewable energy."

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