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Biochar: The gardener’s friend that could help slow global warming

Biochar, the carbon-rich charcoal-like remnants of super-heated organic matter, is used by gardeners as a fertilizer to promote better growth of plants and flowers. Image: Unsplash/Anaya Katlego

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Graphics showing the carbon cycle in vegetation and soil and the biochar carbon cycle.
Biochar boasts high carbon sequestration potential. Image: Biochar.org

Biochar produced by the super-heating of waste organic material.
Biochar produced by the super-heating of waste organic material. Image: Wiki Commons.


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