01.05.2020

# Political Papers

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Carbon 180: Leading With Soil Report

Carbon 180. 2020: "Leading With Soil: Scaling Soil Carbon Storage in Agriculture."

"For the last three years, Carbon180 has been working with local organizations and agricultural producers across the Rocky Mountain states to harness a climate solution beneath our feet: soil. Agricultural practices that store carbon in the soil can help fight climate change while also improving soil health and increasing producers’ bottom lines. These practices are slowly gaining traction, but need to be scaled more quickly to address climate change. In Leading with Soil: Scaling Soil Carbon Storage we translate lessons from our work into recommendations for new, robust federal policies that can unlock the potential of this powerful climate solution."

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22.04.2020

# New Publications

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Haque, Fatima; et al. 2020: “CO2 Sequestration by Wollastonite-Amended Agricultural Soils – An Ontario Field Study.”

Haque, Fatima, Rafael M. Santos, and Yi Wai Chiang. 2020: “CO2 Sequestration by Wollastonite-Amended Agricultural Soils – An Ontario Field Study.” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 97 (June 2020): 103017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.103017.

"In the present study, wollastonite-amended soils were collected from three commercial-scale fields located in Ontario: a leafy vegetables farm in the town of Paris (Field 1); a potato farm in the settlement of Alliston (Field 2); and a soybean farm in the city of Woodstock (Field 3). Chemical and mineralogical assessments of these soils were conducted to determine their carbonate content and the fate of the wollastonite."

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20.04.2020

# Media

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GreenBiz: Is carbon sequestration on farms actually working to fight climate change?

"As efforts to wean society off fossil fuels have stalled, "natural climate solutions" such as soil carbon sequestration rapidly have gained steam."

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13.04.2020

# Media

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Podcast: Nori: #7: Why is soil carbon measurement so tricky?—w/ Dr. Jane Zelikova of Carbon180

"Jane describes her time working with farmers and ranchers in the West, explaining what she learned about the challenges they face in implementing soil health practices and why it’s so much harder to measure carbon sequestration on rangeland versus cropland."

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10.04.2020

# New Publications

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Hammad, Hafiz Mohkum; et al. 2020: “Carbon Sequestration Potential and Soil Characteristics of Various Land Use Systems in Arid Region.”

Hammad, Hafiz Mohkum, Hafiz Muhammad Fasihuddin Nauman, Farhat Abbas, Ashfaq Ahmad, Hafiz Faiq Bakhat, Shafqat Saeed, Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Amjad Ahmad, and Artemi Cerdà. 2020: “Carbon Sequestration Potential and Soil Characteristics of Various Land Use Systems in Arid Region.” Journal of Environmental Management, April, 110254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110254.

‌"The present study aimed at comparing C sequestration potential of various land use systems including forestlands, croplands, agroforests, and orchards in the arid region of Pakistan."

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10.04.2020

# New Publications

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Williams, Elizabeth K.; et al. 2019: “Effects of 7 Years of Field Weathering on Biochar Recalcitrance and Solubility.”

Williams, Elizabeth K., Davey L. Jones, Hannah R. Sanders, Gabriel V. Benitez, and Alain F. Plante. 2019: “Effects of 7 Years of Field Weathering on Biochar Recalcitrance and Solubility.” Biochar 1 (3): 237–48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42773-019-00026-1.

"How weathering affects the physiochemical properties of biochar and its long-term carbon (C) sequestration potential remains unclear. In this study, we measured changes in biochar recalcitrance and solubility after 7 years of weathering in a cultivated field."

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02.04.2020

# Media

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Yale Environment 360: Can ‘Carbon Smart’ Farming Play a Key Role in the Climate Fight?

"Markets are emerging to pay farmers to store more carbon in the soil by using improved agricultural practices. But flows of greenhouse gases into and out of soil are complex, and some scientists are questioning whether these efforts will actually help slow global warming."

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