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Issue 83 - Spring 2012
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- Reader Profile
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|The Summer Issue: Out of thin air… In the second in our ‘elements’ series, we look to the skies, exploring the air around us as a source of energy. We investigate technologies new and old, find out more about community power, and blast away some enduring myths about wind farms. We also explore natural ventilation, air source heat pumps and wind-powered transport. |
|The Earth Issue |
From crumbly compost to homemade paint, the earth beneath our feet has many treasures to offer. In this final issue of our "elements" series, earth takes the spotlight as we learn about the rare earth elements found in home appliances, and the promise of biochar as a means of storing excess carbon. We also find out how the WISE building was inspired by the rammed earth of the Alhambra palace, and how the best bread on earth might come from your own cob oven...
|Biochar and soil carbon |
On a planet where soil degradation and a carbon-heavy atmosphere threaten lives and livelihoods, solutions are desperately needed. Claire Bracegirdle explains why biochar fits the bill in more ways than one.
|Mines, minerals and magnets |
You may never have heard of neodymium, lanthanum or cerium, but you almost definitely own something that contains them. Joel Rawson looks at the applications and impacts of rare earth elements.
|Build your own bread oven |
Building with earth can be done on a relatively small scale, and making a bread oven for your garden is a great place to start. Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce talk us through the stages.
|From slate to soil: experiments in sustainable growth - |
Healthy soils are the key to healthy crops, so how do we ensure good yields year after year? Peter Harper looks at what makes CAT’s gardens grow.
| This month's regulars are:|
- CAT News - all the latest news from the Centre, compiled by Media Officer, Alex Randall.
- Inspire, inform, enable - stay up-to-date with ongoing projects and campaigns.
- New skills for a new future - the latest news from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment.
- Roger’s Garden - Roger McLennan takes in the view from CAT’s organic gardens. Including Gardeners’ Questions with Chloe Ward.
- Books roundup - a quick run-through of water-related books, with Allan Shepherd.
- CAT Community - long-term volunteerRoz Corbett gives us a glimpse of life in CAT’s onsite community.
|Click on Clean Slate back issues to have a look at past editions and some of the subjects we have dealt with.|To read past Clean Slate editions you will need to either purchase CAT's Annual Membership or buy them individually at 2.50 GBP (full colour throughout, 36pp, A4)