Scientists make a splash with urine experiment

Scientists make a splash with urine experiment

Not long before dawn, at a dairy farm in Colombia’s Cauca Valley, locals line up to buy fresh milk. But two people in the queue are seeking a less palatable purchase: urine. Twenty litres of fresh, steaming cow urine, specifically. “Early morning is a good time to...
Sink it or lose it: the carbon trade-off

Sink it or lose it: the carbon trade-off

New studies released by CIAT and partners show that, given the vast amount of carbon stored our soils, small management changes could have tremendous impacts, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. “We’re at the forefront of understanding how we can make the most of...
On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru

On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru

On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru By Neil Palmer   It’s down there somewhere. Treasure. At least, it was. Almost thirty years ago. Looking out over Peru’s Sacred Valley, Daniel Debouck checks his map. The same one as before, impeccably preserved. But...
All you need is love… and water

All you need is love… and water

All you need is love... and water ; If you were lucky enough to receive roses this Valentine’s Day, they could well have come from Kenya. Within 24 hours of being cut, millions of roses, like these grown on the banks of the Tana River watershed were whisked off to...

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