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How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change

How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Feeding more than 7 billion people with minimal environmental and climate impacts is no small feat. That parts of the world are plagued by obesity while starvation is rampant elsewhere shows part of the problem revolves around distribution and social equity. But agricultural methods pose some o
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If you want to find out more about similar ideas for tackling climate change make sure to look in the 'Marin Carbon Project'.

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How Africans Are Saving Their Own Soil

How Africans Are Saving Their Own Soil | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
An archaeologist stumbles on a hidden farming practice that's been passed down through generations. Here's how it works.
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Organic'Vallée's curator insight, June 17, 2016 3:40 AM

Quand un archéologue s'intéresse à des techniques ancestrales d'amélioration du sol, et remarque des similarités avec la Terra Preta Amazonienne : des sols d'origine pré-colombienne créés par l'homme il y a des milliers d'années. 

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Infographic: Compost Impacts More Than You Think

Infographic: Compost Impacts More Than You Think | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
It’s International Compost Awareness Week (#ICAW) (May 1st-7th) and we are releasing an infographic every day to illustrates the many ways compost goes much deeper than dirt. Composting is the aerobic decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms. It transforms raw materials—such as leaves, grass clippings, garden trimmings, food scraps, animal manure, and agricultural residues—into compost, a valuable earthy-smelling…
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A fantastic infographic on the impacts of compost!

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Can Compost Recycle Our Drugs?

Can Compost Recycle Our Drugs? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Antibiotic resistance poses a threat to people and the environment. Now, a Berkeley, California-based scientist has set out to find out whether compost can remediate drugs in our water and waste.
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An innovative approach to dealing with toxic pharmaceuticals through the age old power of  composting

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