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Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

by Julie Mollins / November 14, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In conjunction with recent state regulations outlawing the use of fire to destroy field crop waste in northwest India, some farmers … Continue Reading Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

Health, economic benefits of capturing agricultural nitric oxide outlined in a study. Date: July 27, 2017, Source: Rice University Summary: Biochar could reduce local air pollution from agriculture by reducing emissions of nitric … Continue Reading Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

Researcher examines biochar use in forests

Reported by: Matthew Weaver Research is underway that could lead to more uses for waste wood, a U.S. Forest Service researcher says. Instead of thinning stands to boost productivity and burning … Continue Reading Researcher examines biochar use in forests

Stubborn Soils Resist Composting and Biochar Treatments

The researchers did not find any increase in Mycorrhizas numbers, even in highly micorrhizal plants such as sorghum (pictured).Image: Cyndy Sims Parr Written by  Jo Fulwood Esperance soil trials falter … Continue Reading Stubborn Soils Resist Composting and Biochar Treatments

Biochar Efficacy on Soil Nitrogen Questioned

            “In my view recent research has not been able to demonstrate an affective, valuable role for biochar in agriculture.”—Professor Gilkes. Lou Gold A UWA … Continue Reading Biochar Efficacy on Soil Nitrogen Questioned

Researchers receive grant to study biochar

By Jace Dostal, jace.dostal@iowastatedaily.com Sep 3, 2015 Researchers at Iowa State have been awarded nearly $2 million for research on the integrated pyrolysis of biochar systems. Biochar is a product used … Continue Reading Researchers receive grant to study biochar

Biochar emerges as soil amendment for agriculture

Biochar emerges as a new soil amendment in agriculture. Laura Pires, Contributing Writer Biochar has potential as a valuable tool for the agricultural industry with its unique ability to help … Continue Reading Biochar emerges as soil amendment for agriculture

There’s another way to combat climate change — but let’s not call it geoengineering

August 25, 2015 12.19am EDT  Email  Twitter124  Facebook154  LinkedIn20  Print No matter how much we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will not be enough to keep global warming below 2C – … Continue Reading There’s another way to combat climate change — but let’s not call it geoengineering

As Uses of Biochar Expand, Climate Benefits Still Uncertain

Research shows that biochar made from plant fodder and even chicken manure can be used to scrub mercury from power plant emissions and clean up polluted soil. The big question … Continue Reading As Uses of Biochar Expand, Climate Benefits Still Uncertain

Biochar Then and Now

Biochar Then & Now Biochar’s History as an Ancient Soil Amendment— Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from super-heating biomass. It is found naturally in soils around the world as … Continue Reading Biochar Then and Now

Cool Planet: Can Biochar Fertilize Soil and Help Fight Climate Change?

Cool Planet: can biochar fertilize soil and help fight climate change?  A green energy startup intends to produce bio-based fuels from woody plants, and use the burnt byproducts as the … Continue Reading Cool Planet: Can Biochar Fertilize Soil and Help Fight Climate Change?

Planet is still headed for a climate crisis: Tim Flannery

Planet is still headed for a climate crisis: Tim Flannery August 19, 2015 1:16am Clare PeddieThe Advertiser SA stands to benefit from a new wave of innovation, according to Tim … Continue Reading Planet is still headed for a climate crisis: Tim Flannery

Greenbacks and Green Scams

Greenbacks and Green Scams Lately, we’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers asking for advice about which companies to invest in. While we appreciate the fact that you … Continue Reading Greenbacks and Green Scams

Carbon solution: cotton farmer turns waste to biochar

Carbon solution: cotton farmer turns waste to biochar THE AUSTRALIAN AUGUST 13, 2015 12:00AM SAVE PRINT Sue Neales Reporter – Rural/Regional Affairs Rierina cotton farmer Tim Commins with biochar. Picture: … Continue Reading Carbon solution: cotton farmer turns waste to biochar

Biochar gone to the cows? You bet

← Byron Echo, Local News |  August 19, 2015 | by Luis Feliu Biochar gone to the cows? You bet   Story and images source. Retrieved on 8/24/2015 Luis Feliu Brunswick Heads organic farmer … Continue Reading Biochar gone to the cows? You bet

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