Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?

August 2011
High Country News;8/8/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 13, p5
The article offers information about the process of the biochar makeover for abandoned mines including the run over of rain and snowmelt, the slow runoff, and the impact of decomposed trees or burned.


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