The QT

Monday 20 May 2024


Prize could spread volcanic dust worldwide

The spreading of volcanic dust on farmland to increase crop yields and capture carbon could become commonplace across the world if the UK-based company championing the process wins a $50m prize UNDO, a carbon dioxide removal company launched by former Durham University student, Jim Mann, has been selected as one of 20 finalists from a …

Seismic find will help farming and the climate

Tiny volcanic rocks used as fertiliser on North East fields can increase crop growth by more than 20%, Newcastle University scientists proved this week — in a process which also captures huge amounts of carbon. The landmark findings, officially published in an academic paper today (March 28), could have a major impact on British farming …

Winds of change

Although something huge is happening in the North Sea, something genuinely transformational, the chances are it has barely registered with you. Why is that?  Maybe because no matter how hard you scan the horizons from the sandy beaches of Seaburn, Seaton Carew, Sandhaven or Druridge Bay, you can’t see it taking shape and there are …

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