Ambitions for a carbon-free impact and few emissions: At eco-town Kalu Yala, members of the community live as sparingly as possible, using what they can from the environment around them while replenishing what they can. (Candace Butera/Medill)

Northwestern University
Through a scientific process that seems almost magical, the creation of biochar takes you a step closer to reducing your carbon footprint. But this technique has a history that dates back further than you might think.
Biochar is a carbon sequestration process that is buried in the soil and slowly releases carbon in to the environment. The United States has an immense amount of soil that could hold enough Biochar to offset the pollution from every single... Read More
National Science Foundation
A multinational research team is developing biochars--fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.