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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Elephant 'smoking' footage baffles experts




https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/27/elephant-smoking-footage-baffles-experts-india?CMP=share_btn_tw

Apparently this elephant does not like charcoal too alkali, so can't be for acid stomach upset!

I hear that elephant dung pollution is a serious issue in Thai tourist traps. Maybe someone needs to start biochar supplementary feed program and dung composting with biochar. Every tourist should be required to take a bag home.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Japan biochar research in tea

Returning Tea Pruning Residue and Its Biochar Had a Contrasting Effect on Soil N2O and CO2 Emissions from Tea Plantation Soil

 More research on tea growing with biochar... this time from Japan. Check out the "tea" tag for more posts on tea.

"...Our results suggest that converting pruning residue to biochar and its addition to soil has the potential to mitigate soil N2O emissions from tea plantation."

Our dying soils: The invisible crisis under our feet

Our dying soils: The invisible crisis under our feet

No mention of biochar here... a sad omission for this important subject.
"The U.S. Biochar Initiative is preparing for Biochar 2018, August 20-23, in Wilmington, Delaware. Keynote speakers will include Dr. David Montgomery, who's most recent book is Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back to Life, ..."
http://www.biochar-international.org/node/8949

Monday, 5 March 2018

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Biochar & waste management project - Malacca, Malaysia

Prof. Robert Bachmann from UniKL MICET has kindly shared news on the announcement of a new collaborative project with their local council: