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Govt ignored solution on stubble burning (India)
Researchers say report submitted last year, but no action taken yet.
"According to the research, stubble burning also deteriorates the nutritional value of soil and leads to 100 percent carbon loss, 90 percent nitrogen loss, 25 percent phosphorus loss and 60 percent sulphur loss. Formation of biochar is known for restoring the nutrient loss in soil as well, which is why scientists are considering it as the best solution."
Bringing Dead Zones Back To Life
Aug 15, 2008: A Science Magazine published a study titled Spreading Dead Zones and Consequences for Marine Ecosystems The study, authored by Rutger Rosenberg and Robert J. Diaz states, "Dead zones have now been reported from more than 400 systems, affecting a total area of more than 245,000 square kilometers..." Diaz, a biological oceanographer at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has pointed out that the area of dead zones has doubled every decade since the 1960's.
On August 2, 2017, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported, "Scientists have determined this year’s Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone,' an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and marine life, is 8,776 square miles, an area about the size of New Jersey. It is the largest measured since dead zone mapping began there in 1985." [source]
EcoFarmingDaily has published this article written by Terra Char's very own Soil & Biochar Consultant, David Yarrow!