For a couple of decades already, India has been troubled by two particular environmental problems: the risk of fire in the pine forests cloaking the foothills of the Himalaya, and pollution by heavy metals, particularly lead, of some of the country’s water supply. A team of … [Read more...] about Could excess pine needles help solve water pollution in India?
A Spanish company, Ingelia, has managed to develop biochar from organic waste, such as sewage and compost, that could potentially become a sustainable alternative to standard coal used in energy production. Despite having the same potential energy production as standard coal, … [Read more...] about Company in Spain turns sewage into zero-carbon fuel
Biochar - charcoal derived from burning plants - can boost crop yields and help fight climate change. Andrew Tolve | July/August 2010 issue In the summer of 2002, scientist and entrepreneur Danny Day sent a lab assistant to retrieve some charcoal from behind Day’s lab in … [Read more...] about The new black gold?