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the preceeding weekend

Flying over Greenland through Helsinki, I arrived Saturday morning in Copenhagen. After sorting initial logistics, including borrowing a bicycle to transit the city as the locals do, I made it to the old central city campus of the Univ. of Copenhagen, …

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the mindset . . .

Everyone here in Copenhagen had their own journey that requires or compels them to be here. Recently I’d been musing on this, and thinking about the location, sure to be rather cold. I wondered why they chose such a location then thought of how the col…

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a bit of background

The Copenhagen Climate Conference is being held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and is the forum for the 15th Conference of Parties (COP) that are members (192 nations) of that body.The UNFCCC states that it “sets…

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Setting the table . . .

Copenhagen 2009The meeting set to begin December 7th represents more than many outside the Climate Change realm might think. Trying to conceptualize it myself so that I might relate it to others was a challenge, but I kept coming back to the idea of “C…

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Disarming the Biochar Wars

Since we posted on the growing debate over biochar, the Internet and the twitterverse have ignited into a firestorm of controversy over biochar. In general, it seems that a lack of information is pervading both sides of the debate. As a seasoned group of biochar enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and researchers, re:char presents the following items which […]

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re:char Founder Jason Aramburu named Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow

New York, NY- re:char founder Jason Aramburu was recently named a Social Innovation Fellow for the upcoming Pop!Tech Conference in Camden, ME. Pop!Tech is the East Coast’s premier technology and innovation conference, bringing together 600 influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists for 3 days of ground-breaking speakers, events and networking. This year’s conference, entitled “America […]

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House Committee on Small Business Takes Notice of Biochar

On Thursday, May 21 University of Georgia Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering K.C. Das testified before the house Committee on Small Business.  The hearing’s purpose was to discuss “the impacts of outstanding regulatory policy on small biofuels producers and family farmers including biochar carbon sequestration.”  In his opening statement alone, Das called upon members […]

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Have 15 Minutes for Biochar in Australia?

ABC Lateline, an Australian news program, did a report on May 24 discussing the status of biochar’s prospects on the island (click to view the video and/or read the transcript).  Prominent Australian scientist Tim Flannery contributes, as does the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries biochar team leader Lukas Van Zwieten, several Australian farmers, […]

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Vote for Biochar in the Manchester Report

The biochar concept, as promoted by re:char friend and Biochar Fund founder, Laurens Rademakers, will be included in the Guardian UK’s influential Manchester Report. “Twenty Ideas That Could Save the World” have been wittled down to ten radical ideas to combat climate change. These ten ideas will be included in the influential “Manchester Report,” which will […]

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