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The unrecognised cost of discarding and forgetting

A tax on the dumping of waste today will lessen the burden later Like clockwork, each week we line our streets with bins of stuff we don’t want, and each week the stuff is whisked away, out of sight and out of mind. … Continue reading

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The overlooked emissions that we need to account for

Carbon reduction measures won’t be enough to get us to our targets while we continue to overlook significant emission sources. [15 March 2011 | Peter Boyer] If ever there was an issue custom-designed for political carnage, it’s human-induced climate change. … Continue reading

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The black, flaky miracle that is biochar

An ancient soil enricher is set to be an important tool in the battle to reduce atmospheric carbon, while also helping us grow more food. [6 July 2010 | Peter Boyer] Every now and again in the big, unfolding saga that … Continue reading

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