Putting the carbon back: Black is the new green

  title={Putting the carbon back: Black is the new green},
  author={Emma Marris},
  • E. Marris
  • Published 9 August 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
One way to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere is to put it back in the ground. In the first of two News Features on carbon sequestration, Quirin Schiermeier asked when the world's coal-fired power plants will start storing away their carbon. In the second, Emma Marris joins the enthusiasts who think that enriching Earth's soils with charcoal can help avert global warming, reduce the need for fertilizers, and greatly increase the size of turnips.Are we on top of the answer?Carbon… 

Roles of biomass-derived black carbon in soil and environment ecosystem: A review

As the global warming intensifying, Climate change has become an important environmental problem which has caused great concern around the world. Reducing the effects of greenhouse gases to the

The development and prospect of biochar carbon sequestration based on agriculture and forestry resources in China

The approach to biochar carbon sequestration from crop residues and forestry wastes offer a possibility to turn biomass management into a carbon-negative industry, by right of its long storage time

Managing Soil Organic Carbon for Advancing Food Security and Strengthening Ecosystem Services in China

China’s economy underwent great changes since 1949, especially since China initiated economic reforms and the open-door policy in the 1980s. The growth of agricultural production has been one of the

Algal Biodiesel Production: Challenges and Opportunities

Standing at this twenty first century, it is hard to think of a smoothly running world without depending on fossil fuels. However, the hard reality as predicted by the World Energy Forum is that the

Carbon sequestration in soil.

  • R. Lal
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 2008
Soil carbon (C) sequestration implies transferring of atmospheric CO2 into soil of a land unit through its plants. Co-benefits of soil C sequestration include: advancing food and nutritional

Carbon sequestration

  • R. Lal
  • Environmental Science
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2007
Biotic and abiotic C sequestration options have specific nitches, are complementary, and have potential to mitigate the climate change risks.

Biochar an alternate option for crop residues and solid waste disposal and climate change mitigation

Atmospheric rise of CO2, N2O and CH4 over years, accelerated increase in global temperature, has led to uncertainty in monsoon rainfall and also leading to recurrence of drought, which in turn is

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Amazonian Dark Earth (ADE), known in the Brazilian Amazon as “terra preta do índio”, is a fertile anthropogenic soil that is considered to be a potential model for sustainable agriculture in Amazonia



Bio-char Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems – A Review

The application of bio-char (charcoal or biomass-derived black carbon (C)) to soil is proposed as a novel approach to establish a significant, long-term, sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide in

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  • 2006

Mitigation Adapt. Strateg. Global Change

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