69 results for tag: remineralization

From Agrimagined to Agreality in Africa

Nature finds ways of directing resources to where they are needed most, but if your eyes are not tuned to see these processes, they get taken for granted. Bryan Ollier has spent years honing this observational skill and has gained many lessons of how the natural world shares its nutrients. His recent work has sought to take these lessons and use them to make agriculture work with these natural processes, rather than against them.  Ollier has been partnering with Joseph Kinuthia of Kenya through their organization Agrimagined since 2021 to find innovative ways to tackle the challenges that farmers face in rural Africa. The bulk of the work ...

New Campaign Supporting Project to Address Food Insecurity in Tanzania

In partnership with Engineers Without Borders Tanzania, RTE is raising funds to introduce rock dust and biochar to soils in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania to improve soil fertility, crop yields, and income for farmers.

The Riches of Rock Dust, by the Get Real Alliance

The Get Real Alliance has released a documentary series covering topics from founder David Munson’s book Get Real: A Positive Solution to Climate Change. The eight episodes released so far describe the carbon cycle, biochar and rock dust, as well as issues related to grasslands, forests, oceans and more.  The Get Real Alliance explains their goals as follows: “The Get Real Alliance supports rock dust remineralization of soil and wetlands, biochar additions to soil for fertility and water retention, marine wetland restoration and overall agricultural changes.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKy4xikNEuk The video above, “Episode 5: ...

Viva La Raw: Inventor Transforms Costa Rican Farming With Local Artisan’s Rock Dust

Nestled within the lush Costa Rican landscapes, a health-conscious innovator and horticultural pioneer has been rewriting the rules of farming.

The Riches of Rock Dust, by the Get Real Alliance

Episode 5 of an 8 part series around positive solution for climate change, created by the Get Real Alliance

Mati Carbon Removals Fights Climate Change, Enables Climate Resilience for Marginal Farmers in India

Shantanu Agarwal is a climate tech entrepreneur on a mission to improve the lives of marginal farmers while simultaneously fighting climate change. In 2021, he founded Mati Carbon Removals, a project of the Swaniti Initiative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with offices in the US and India. Shantanu Agarwal (far right) with colleagues and helpers collecting samples in the field. Photo courtesy of Mati.  In a July 2023 episode of the OpenAir webinar series, “This is CDR,” Agarwal had this to say about his new project: “The mission at Mati is essentially enabling climate resilience for marginal farmers. That’s where it started, and that ...

How the Farm Bill 2023 can help solve climate change

During a listening session, Maine residents raised concerns to Rep. Chellie Pingree regarding the introduction in the United States Congress of the latest five-year Farm Bill.

InPlanet Takes On Climate Change and Advances Sustainable Farming with Local Soil Remineralizers

Is it possible to fight climate change while simultaneously supporting regenerative farming practices? The company InPlanet is showing that the answer is yes. 

How to Lock Carbon in the Soil Permanently

Prof. Wolfram Buss of Australian National University Large-scale carbon sequestration is a significant challenge, especially when considering competition for land and resources among different techniques. In this article we report the findings of Buss et al.[4] concerning the synergistic interactions between techniques and soil processes and how they can enhance carbon sequestration potential. The study aims to identify limitations, assess interactions, and define strategies for integrating these methods into agro-ecosystems for large-scale carbon sequestration. Human-induced climate change is already causing severe effects on the environment, ...

A Breakthrough in Verifying Carbon Dioxide Removal by Rock Dust Weathering

For over a billion years, rock weathering has played a central role in regulating Earth's climate. So what’s behind the rock-climate connection? It turns out...