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Reconciliation through power of nature - Dilmah initiated a programme using nature as a source to reconcile the communities in the North and South to heal the deep scars of war.

Reconciliation through power of nature - Dilmah initiated a programme using nature as a source to reconcile the communities in the North and South to heal the deep scars of war.

Biochar is 'carbon gold' for Belize's cacao farmers - Green Living - The Ecologist

Craig Sams' company Green & Black's makes chocolate from cacao grown in organic agroforestry in Belize, and biochar made from farm-scale retorts enhances the soil sustainably.

I'm really sad tonight. I am not sure if this makes me feel better or worse....

Bono (in his youth) drinking tea. Now we know where One Direction got the idea!

An 18-minute video, "Turning Carbon Liabilities into Carbon Solutions", features   Morgan Williams of Biochar Solutions in Colorado, about bringing biochar production up to scale by demonstration projects, like the reclamation of Hope Mine, where severely damaged soils on steep  (up to 40%) slopes were made to support vegetation using char from local trees damaged by fire, all for less than a quarter million dollars.

AREDAY 2011 - Biochar: Turning Carbon Liabilities into Carbon Solutions.

In Colorado, ranger Scott Snelson is launching test projects using biochar to repair "a mountain ecosystem damaged for more than 130 years by intensive mining, logging, cattle grazing and industrial-scale recreation. It's a forest susceptible to bark beetles attacking and killing spruce trees. It's a forest at risk of degraded water quality and depleted water quantity because of drought. And it's a forest stressed to provide quality habitat for wildlife."

ASPEN - Scott Snelson doesn't fit the stereotype of an environmentalist.

Josh Kearns is researching use of biochar from simple home-made stoves to treat contaminated groundwater or agricultural runoff.  He is also a winning contestant in Bill Gates' competition for grants to "reinvent the toilet".

Josh Kearns is researching use of biochar from simple home-made stoves to treat contaminated groundwater or agricultural runoff. He is also a winning contestant in Bill Gates' competition for grants to "reinvent the toilet".

Jason Aramburu's company Re:char makes "rutuba kilns" in containerized mobile factories, to sell to farmers for a modest price.  "Then the farmer can apply the biochar directly to his field to make it more fertile, or take the biochar and turn it into charcoal briquettes which they can use as fuel to cook food. We find that it only takes the farmer about six months to reap the savings from the briquettes and the increased crop yield necessary to pay for the kiln."

How Biochar Will Help Kenya Go Green And Save Money

Jason Aramburu's company Re:char makes "rutuba kilns" in containerized mobile factories, to sell to farmers for a modest price. "Then the farmer can apply the biochar directly to his field to make it more fertile, or take the biochar and turn it into charcoal briquettes which they can use as fuel to cook food. We find that it only takes the farmer about six months to reap the savings from the briquettes and the increased crop yield necessary to pay for the kiln."

Kelpie Wilson writes about Baron Justus Liebig, who researched the applications of charcoal long before the age of industrial agriculture: "In the 19th century, the issues that biochar could help solve were related to health, disease, poverty, and above all, the recycling of human sewage to replenish the soil."

Kelpie Wilson writes about Baron Justus Liebig, who researched the applications of charcoal long before the age of industrial agriculture: "In the 19th century, the issues that biochar could help solve were related to health, disease, poverty, and above all, the recycling of human sewage to replenish the soil."

Karen Ribeiro writes, “if only we could divert a significant percentage of funds from the current flow of money invested in harmful things by large foundations, venture capitalists, big name celebrities, the department of defense? ... we could finally and properly support the countless budding entrepreneurs ready, willing and able to make a real difference in the systems of agriculture, energy, community, education, and even help restore Mother Earth herself.”

Climate Solutions: Biochar Goes Commercial But Struggles Without Impact Investment

Farming in harsh environments in Qatar: this soil is extremely salty and the area subject to temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius.  By applying mycorrhizae, or soil fungus, to root systems this project has demonstrated high agricultural yields without any chemical fertilizers!  Biochar is not part of this project, but can provide a good matrix for harboring mycorrhizae.

Farming in harsh environments in Qatar: this soil is extremely salty and the area subject to temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius. By applying mycorrhizae, or soil fungus, to root systems this project has demonstrated high agricultural yields without any chemical fertilizers! Biochar is not part of this project, but can provide a good matrix for harboring mycorrhizae.

The findings of a recent research project show that bacteria has the ability to share electrons with the inanimate things that surround the microbes, allowing the species to enjoy rapid growth, Scientific American reports.

The findings of a recent research project show that bacteria has the ability to share electrons with the inanimate things that surround the microbes, allowing the species to enjoy rapid growth, Scientific American reports.

A demonstration project in Chicago done by Bartlett Tree Experts: "If biochar were to improve the growing conditions of urban trees, enabling them to live longer, its use could save municipalities and property owners in tree-replacement costs and help preserve valuable urban tree canopy."

Bartlett to Conduct Research to Determine the Effectiveness of Biochar in Protecting Urban Trees

from Brooklyn to Africa  "our mission: to de-carbonize life"

from Brooklyn to Africa "our mission: to de-carbonize life"

Dolph Cook celebrates at the New Year: Biochar Project year in review

Dolph Cook celebrates at the New Year: Biochar Project year in review

Sonoma Biochar Initiative has a vimeo page with videos of their recent conference.

Sonoma Biochar Initiative is a member of Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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