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Charcoal From Wildfires Enters Waterways And Works Its Way To Oceans
2013-04-20 07:14:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research claims charcoal created from wildfires does not remain in the soil as previously believed, but is instead transported into the sea by rivers, where it ultimately enters the carbon cycle. That determination was made by an international team of researchers, including Thorsten Dittmar from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) in Bremen and Rudolf Jaffé from Florida International...

The True Fate Of Charcoal In The World's Soils Revealed
2013-04-19 08:35:43

National Science Foundation Scientists find surprising new answers in wetlands such as the Everglades Scientists have uncovered one of nature's long-kept secrets--the true fate of charcoal in the world's soils. The ability to determine the fate of charcoal is critical to knowledge of the global carbon budget, which in turn can help understand and mitigate climate change. However, until now, researchers only had scientific guesses about what happens to charcoal once it's...

Research In The Brazilian Rain Forest
2012-08-14 12:30:45

Slash and burn practice for centuries as source of stable carbon compounds in the oceans Until recent decades the Atlantic Rainforest covered a large area of today´s Brazil from Amazonas to present-day Argentina. In the 1970s, after years of deforestation, this rain forest was almost completely destroyed, mainly replaced by cattle pastures. This study reveals an unexpected aspect of deforestation. Thorsten Dittmar's team and colleagues from Brazil and the USA show that the common...

2012-07-06 23:02:36

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) named two of Design Impact´s projects as finalists in the 2012 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 Design Impact announced today that two of their social design projects were named as finalists in the Social Design Category of IDSA´s 2012 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition. The Erikoodu (“burning nest”) Smokeless Charcoal Briquette...

2012-06-26 23:00:22

The Biochar Company, makers of Soil Reef, partner with one of the biggest producers of biochar in the US, Hawaii Biochar Products. Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 The Biochar Company, makers of Soil Reef soil amendment, are joining forces with one of the most successful biochar production companies in the US, Hawaii Biochar Products, LLC. Hawaii Biochar Products, owned and operated by Josiah Hunt, has produced over 100 tons of biochar, an average of one ton per week, since the...

2012-06-06 23:00:45

A marketing professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has spent years studying the hookah pipe phenomenon growing around college campuses. She wants to debunk the myths surrounding hookah -- primarily that it is safer than cigarette smoking - and develop messages to counter those myths. Her research has been published in several major journals. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Merlyn Griffiths is dazzled by the beauty of hookah pipes. But, she has learned, even beautiful things can...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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