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Using Biochar To Save The Planet

           Carbon dioxide is the main component responsible for climate change. Currently, we have no sustainable solution to limit the amount of carbon dioxide we produce as humans. This is causing us to continue to put CO2 into the atmosphere, adding to climate change.  However, with the utilization of carbon sequestration, we can at least attempt to become carbon neutral in a sustainable fashion. Carbon sequestration is when we take carbon from either the air or another source and place it deep into the ground. This allows us to walk back some of the CO2 we put into the atmosphere. It is sustainable because the carbon stays in the ground for a long time. One such carbon sequestration project is biochar.  Biochar is charcoal that is made from biomass via a process known as pyrolysis. Biomass is any plant or animal material that is used in energy production. Some examples include the waste from food crops, wood leftovers, and even animal manure. Pyrolysis is a process where carb

5 Simple Ideas To Help Save Bees

Save the bees was a huge movement both last year and a couple of years ago. Where has all the energy gone? Bees still need our help. So here are 5 things you can do to save bees. Plant organic bee-friendly plants and flowers: GMOs plants are unpredictable; you never know if the side effect of genetic modification can cause harm to bees. Also, you don’t want to make a bee’s job harder for them by planting plants that are a natural deterrent to bees. For example wormwood, mint, and cucumber. So support your local bees by planting appropriately. (Here's a list of bee-friendly plants)  Don’t use toxic persistent chemicals in your home and gardens: If they are bad for bees they're probably bad for you as well. There are better alternatives when choosing to use toxic chemicals. Some plants do it naturally, and I'm pretty sure you can get non-chemical solutions to whatever you're facing.  Support local sustainable agriculture: Local sustainable agriculture can house up to 5