67 results for tag: remineralization

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...

Restoring Soils in Kilimanjaro – Engineers Without Borders Seeks Funding to Fight Food Insecurity in Tanzania

This project contributes to Sustainable Development Goals Introduction David Paul Blessing examines volcanic rocks that will be used to produce a locally sourced, nature-based fertilizer for small-scale farmers in the Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. David Paul Blessing, President of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) in Tanzania, has a science-backed plan to bring better outcomes to small-scale farmers, their families and communities in the Kilimanjaro region in northeastern Tanzania. Across Tanzania, agriculture employs 75% of the working population. Soils vary dramatically from region to region in their mineral and nutrient ...

Huplaso Grows: Natural Mineralizer from New Brunswick Quarry Making Inroads Across Canada, World

(Updated May 7, 2023) Jean-Paul Dubé The Huplaso quarry in Bathurst, New Brunswick, contains a rock that is rich in more than 57 minerals (macro, micro and trace elements) and is ideal for soil remineralization and organic plant growth. “It increases about 27% the health of the plant,” said Stéphane Losier, business development director. He added that the product, made from ultramafic basalt-type volcanic rock dust, improves yields by more than 35%, balances pH and increases soil paramagnetism levels.  According to Jean-Paul Dubé, Huplaso’s North American sales manager, paramagnetism produces a potentially beneficial ...