Black Is the New Green: My new article for Conservation

By Carl Zimmer | September 1, 2010 9:17 am

LehmannCan burning scrap fight global warming, provide energy to the world’s poor without killing millions with smoke, and boost their food supply by improving the soil–all at once? The mysterious “black earth” of the Amazon, created by its inhabitants 8,000 years ago, hints that all this might be possible. I take a look at the story of biochar in “Black is the New Green,” appearing in the new issue of Conservation.

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  1. A good conversation between soil and global warming creates good conservation. A conservation conversation.



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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

About Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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