Workshop: ‘Opportunities for Carbon Sequestration and Mine Site Rehabilitation in the Mining and Metals Industries Using Biochar’, NSW (Australia)

The Commonwealth Government has moved to establish a Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) to give farmers, forest growers and landholders access to domestic voluntary and international carbon markets. This will begin to unlock the abatement opportunities in the land sector which currently make up 23 percent of Australia’s emissions. As part of this, the Commonwealth Government…

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Weekly Biochar Course at University of Massachusetts, Amherst (United States): CLIMATE, ENERGY, BIOCHAR AND AGRICULTURE: presentations available online

For those in the Massachusetts area, UMass Amherst Spring Seminar Series features a weekly course entitled Climate, Energy, Biochar and Agriculture at the Center for Agriculture and Dept. of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences. For those not in the area/looking for more information, a schedule as well as links to presentations can be found at: http://ag.umass.edu/index.php/component/content/article/11-front-page-items/17-biochar-seminar-series.

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USGS to advertise opportunity for postdoctoral research

The US Geological Survey will soon advertise an opportunity for postdoctoral research in biochar at the Denver Federal Center. This is a two-year research project with support funding for studies on nutrient sorption by biochar, components that leach from biochar, and detection of pyrogenic materials in soils, sediments and water. For further information about the…

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USDA Soil Carbon Assessment to Include Biochar in Soils

The Soil Survey Division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is undertaking a comprehensive inventory of US soil carbon stocks that will include biochar, or black carbon in the soils.  The Rapid Soil Carbon Assessment program will be useful for carbon accounting and for conservation practice planning and…

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What Gives you Hope? Hopenhagen Website

Hopenhagen is a giant world map where anyone can post a brief message on what gives them hope. The mission of this initiative is to "connect every person, every city, and every nation to Copenhagen. To give everyone hope, and a platform from which to act. To create a grassroots movement that’s powerful enough to influence…

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