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Imaggeo On Monday: Works of art – works of muck

Imaggeo On Monday: Works of art – works of muck

Dung cakes made from buffalo manure are artfully piled up in a village in Madhya Pradesh. Used as fuel for cooking fires, they are a sustainable energy source in rural areas of India, but add to air pollution by biomass burning.   Photo by Irene Marzolff, as described on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository. All geoscientists (and others) ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Beech leaves on burned ground

Imaggeo On Monday: Beech leaves on burned ground

A charred pine cone lies on the ground of a mixed beech-pine forest following a forest fire in the Rax-Schneeberg region of Austria in 2021. The charred pine cone and litter are surrounded by unburned yellow beech leaves that fell to the ground after the surface fire. Pyrogenic carbon such as the charred pine cone can remain stable in the environment for extended periods of time and can affect bio ...[Read More]

Don’t leaf it to the trees: Amazonian soils also work to store carbon.

Don’t leaf it to the trees: Amazonian soils also work to store carbon.

The Amazon rainforest covers an area of 5.5 million km² and is well known for being an invaluable global resource for carbon storage. But it’s not just the trees and vegetation of the Amazonian rainforest that lock in and store carbon – the very soil in these forests can do the same thing, according to research published in EGU’s journal SOIL earlier this year. In this study Carlos Alberto Quesada ...[Read More]