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the IRISH NEWS: Published 01/03/2014 - Protest winds are blowing

the IRISH NEWS: Published 01/03/2014 - Protest winds are blowing | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
With communities all over Ireland increasingly affected by wind farms, there is concern, confusion and growing anger about overall policy and planning for wind energy A RURAL community groups across Ireland will gather in dublin on Wednesday to protest again ...
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Time for a rethink.  The People's Charter for Energy is demanding the Irish government go back to basics and work with civil society to determine the most efficient,  least costly and least damaging to biodiversity strategies to reduce GHG emissions in the proposed Green Paper on Energy. 

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Warning over wind turbine syndrome

Warning  over wind turbine syndrome | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated “appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating”.
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Do E said “Anyone who experiences such symptoms should seek medical advice from their family doctor, who may be able to prescribe suitable medication”.   Are they really serious? 

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Tomatoes watered by the sea: sprouting a new way of farming

Tomatoes watered by the sea: sprouting a new way of farming | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Sydney, Australia (TCM) Feb 25, 2014 -
Isn't it remarkable that we recognise the fact that the world faces huge problems in terms of water, energy and food security - and yet we tend to tackle these as separate problems, as if they have
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Nice to see that a Harvard MBA can be useful to the Earth.

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CoolTerra Biochar 28 Day Time Lapse - YouTube

Amazing 28 day time lapse video in 1 minute, comparing plants that do not have biochar and plants that are using Cool Planet's new soil amendment product cal...
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Desert plants and green diesel: Meet the jet fuels of the future

Desert plants and green diesel: Meet the jet fuels of the future | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
In little over a week, Boeing has announced three new developments in its quest to produce sustainable aviation biofuel.
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Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production

Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Whenever the topic of plant-derived biofuels is raised, the issue of turning valuable arable land over to the task of growing feedstock is generally not far behind.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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Justus von Liebig and the Birth of Modern Biochar

Justus von Liebig and the Birth of Modern Biochar | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
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Is it not strange that every couple of generations has to rediscover/invent really important scientific and social and economic truths.? Why do we forget?  Biochar usefullness in agriculture is another such example which we MUST not forget again as it is one of our major if not the top tool we have to address climate change. 

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Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution - WBUR

Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution - WBUR | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
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Like many agricultural states, Iowa is working with the EPA to enforce clean-water regulations amid degradation from manure spills and farm-field runoff.
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Virginia takes world's biggest corn harvest record from Iowa --- and it's all organic -- Sott.net

Virginia takes world's biggest corn harvest record from Iowa --- and it's all organic -- Sott.net | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Virginia, long known as tobacco country, has a new title: Corn king. A farmer from near Richmond broke the 12-year-old Iowa record of 442 bushels of corn per acre with 454 bushels, nearly three times the average of 160 bushels nationally.
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Farmers told to look to the future and unleash full potential of AD

Farmers told to look to the future and unleash full potential of AD | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
THE focus of anaerobic digestion (AD) continues to be on renewable energy, with very little emphasis put on the nutrient-rich by-product which the process produces.
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The Problem With Biochar « biofuelwatch

The Problem With Biochar « biofuelwatch | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
The trouble with Biochar ! http://t.co/5TCiyIjDMp
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Very important critique - issues raised must be addressed plus those of adding to incentives for land grabing by the 1% elite. 

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Biochar Co. Leverages Ancient Technology; Sees Potential for Soil Fertility and Climate Resiliency

Biochar Co. Leverages Ancient Technology; Sees Potential for Soil Fertility and Climate Resiliency | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Biochar has been around for millions of years, since the first fires burned the first organic materials. Centuries ago, indigenous tribes in Brazil discovered how to produce biochar to enrich the p...
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The Great Laws of Nature: Indigenous Organic Agriculture Documentary - YouTube

Let's reconnect with our relatives in nature In 2013: the plant beings: A group of First Nations People in Saskatchewan Canada are reclaiming their Indigenou... (RT @JustJuicinIt: The laws of nature - Organic farming !
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Wind farm plans in tatters after subsidy rethink - Telegraph

Wind farm plans in tatters after subsidy rethink - Telegraph | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Plans to build wind farms in England and Scotland are being scrapped in the first sign that the Government's proposed cut to subsidies is taking effect
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Why is the irish government not alarmed at the huge sums that wind farm developers get in ireland ?  

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Biofuels Without Enzymes — Cheap Acid-Based Approach Developed

Biofuels Without Enzymes — Cheap Acid-Based Approach Developed | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Producing biofuels from plant and food waste is an approach that has long been pursued by researchers, but it’s one largely dependent upon relatively expensive enzymes.
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Ireland has the potential for leading biofuel revolution

Ireland has the potential for leading biofuel revolution | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Work being undertaken at NUI Galway has great potential for clean-energy production, a leading expert in bioenergy and biorefining has told a bioenergy conference in Dublin.
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Biochar & Microbial Fuel Cells - M. Tyler Huggins - YouTube

US Biochar Conference 2013 Track: Benefits and Uses - Biochar in Renewable Energy Tuesday, October 15th Speaker - M.Tyler Huggins Microbial Fuel Cell -- M.Ty...
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What is BioChar? How to Make & Why You shouldn't use Raw Biochar - YouTube

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Josiah Hunt's Farm to share with you what is biochar, how its made and why you should nev...
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Factories could be paid to operate at night to cut wind farm compensation - Telegraph

Factories could be paid to operate at night to cut wind farm compensation - Telegraph | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
National Grid may pay businesses to operate at night to use up spare electricity from wind farms instead of paying for turbines to stop generating
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This is not as mad as it sounds.

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Seedbombing: Applying The Principles Of Permaculture To Finance - CounterCurrents.org

Seedbombing: Applying The Principles Of Permaculture To Finance - CounterCurrents.org | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
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Permaculture is a body of thought that attempts to build ecological dynamics into design.
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An organic farming guru's success story

An organic farming guru's success story | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Though he grew up in the green belt of Tamil Nadu, he chose to work in the driest areas of the state.
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Farmers need to focus on what goes in as well as what comes out - Forbes

Farmers need to focus on what goes in as well as what comes out - Forbes | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Farmers need to focus on what goes in as well as what comes out Forbes Emissions from cattle, sheep and goats are the single biggest source of human-related methane – a gas that persists in the atmosphere for a shorter period than carbon dioxide,...
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Vietnam: Back to Organic? | The Diplomat

Vietnam: Back to Organic? | The Diplomat | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
Worried about food safety, Vietnamese look again at small-scale organic farming. (Back to Organic? Worried about food safety, Vietnamese look again at small-scale organic farming.
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8 million acres of China's farmland are too polluted to grow food

8 million acres of China's farmland are too polluted to grow food | Energy, Carbon and Nutrient Cycles | Scoop.it
The area's about the same size as Belgium. (8million ha's of China's farmland contaminated. Could #biochar be the answer? http://t.co/fGPqW3y8kn)
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Biochar: The Oldest New Thing You've Never Heard Of: Wae Nelson at TEDxOrlando - YouTube

Wae Nelson was employed as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and defense industries for many years, working both as a designer and as a manager in manuf...
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