Typical farming or agricultural methods lead to carbon loss from soils–decreasing soil quality, while increasing carbon emissions that pollute the air. Regenerative Agriculture addresses these problems by using organic farming methods which preserve carbon levels in the soil and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. As it involves reducing or eliminating the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, regenerative agriculture also results in less pollution in streams and creeks. Proponents claim that regenerative farming can transform agriculture from a global warming problem to a global warming solution. The practice has attracted major scientific study in the past 20 years.