Deep, rich, black soil is a farmers dream come true. Healthy soil is full of life, with entire communities living just below our feet. Healthy soil can retain and purify water, provide an abundance of food, and even act as way to sequester carbon
Biofuels have been getting a rough ride in the media recently. Only last month we saw headlines from two studies arguing that land use changes may nix any environmental benefits of many biofuels, while they have also been singled out as a contributing
The huge trade show EcoBuild has returned to the Earls Court exhibition centre in London. Given that this is the same venue for 100% Design, where maybe, if you're lucky, 5% of content is sustainable, it is amazing to see the entire two hangars filled
Somehow we missed this last year. Karhu have introduced Paulownia to the construction of their backcountry skis. We've blathered on about this timber before (once, twice or thrice,) regarding its application in surfboards, and even in shelving. As
Under the auspices of a new $4 million, 3-year program organized by New York's Energy Research and Development Authority and several energy companies, geologists from the State Museum will spend the upcoming summer studying old natural gas wells and
Well, silica anyhow. A couple of agricultural scientists from Southern Cross University in Australia figure that particular grass crops, like wheat and sorghum (pictured), can lock away some of those excessive carbon atoms we’re so alarmed
Magical thinking is highly vulnerable to serious cost-benefit assessment. It's no surprise, then, that Shell and StatoilHydro and others recently have scrapped plans to build "green" power plants that to capture and store carbon dioxide.
Let's hope that some key US Congressional staffers read this post about "Implications of generator siting for CO2 pipeline infrastructure" and talk to its authors. That said, we lay down some pipe talk.
New research has shown that saving trees could slow the onset of climate change. According to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), nearly 33 million acres of forestland is felled around the world each year, accounting for
As hard as it may seem to utter "charcoal" and "green" in the same sentence (go on, give it a try), Johannes Lehmann and his colleagues would have you believe that charcoal, or as it's known by researchers in the field, "biochar," is the next big thing
Paging Rod Serling: The dim layer of ocean known as the "twilight zone" has placed a major crimp in our plans to send carbon dioxide to a watery grave, where we hope to trap it from reentering the atmosphere as a greenhouse