New Dark Earth

Active coal or biochar produced for the purpose of generating dark earth. This type of coal, easy to produce, has depurative and detoxifying properties when ingested. Added to the agricultural compost, it serves as a fixative of beneficial nutrients, bacteria and fungi.
Moreover, applied on a large scale in agriculture, it can contribute consistently to reverse climate change by capturing carbon in the soil.
Added to soil contaminated by pesticides absorbs chemical residues and heavy metals.
Several other properties are being studied for application in several sectors.

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Amazoniapedia is on-line!

In a letter dated May 30, 1931, the donor, Dr. Rocha Thury, tells how he found this piece: “(…) which I found on the fringes of a tributary stream of Anamã Lake, having led it with the purpose of offering to the Institute …” “(…) I regret that only this small part is found in the small vessel, for the rest was broken by ignorant passers-by, leading the pieces of which they thought to be used as a whetstone.” “(…) the figure, unfortunately, finds himself without a head, which was taken by a fisherman, who, using the harpoon he carried, took it as a mere joke, telling me that this head had rays like those of the sun.” Piece of the IGHA archaeological collection (Geographical-Historical Institute of Amazonas).

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