News tagged with biomass

Why are vines overtaking the American tropics?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sleeping Beauty's kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep. Researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee received more than a ...

Feb 14, 2011 4.7 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

The overlooked effects of global change

Although the Earth is in the midst of one of the largest and most rapid ever reductions in biological diversity, we may be overlooking some of the most important aspects. That's the conclusion of a new path-finding ...

Sep 13, 2013 4.6 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

Charcoal takes some heat off global warming

As much as 12 percent of the world’s human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be sustainably offset by producing biochar, a charcoal-like substance made from plants and other organic materials. That’s ...

Aug 10, 2010 3.8 / 5 (10) 4 | with audio podcast