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Climate Tipping Point Near Warn UN, World Bank

Climate Tipping Point Near Warn UN, World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The planet is quickly approaching the tipping point for abrupt climate changes, perhaps within a few years, according to the UN Environmental Programme’s newly released 2009 Year Book and a separate World Bank report now being presented throughout Latin America. The UN agency warns that urgent action is…

Biochar Offered as Climate Change Reduction Tool

Biochar Offered as Climate Change Reduction Tool

ATHENS, Georgia, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – Former inhabitants of the Amazon Basin enriched their fields with charcoal and transformed some of the Earth’s most infertile soils into some of the most productive. They disappeared 500 years ago, but their soil is still rich in organic matter and nutrients. Now, scientists, environmental groups and policymakers…