On this special episode of The Edit, Pacific Standard staff writer Kate Wheeling reads her feature story "The Great, Chaotic Biochar Experiment," which was a part of our May 2018 issue.
For this story, Wheeling traveled to Peru to meet with Australian plant ecologist Brenton Ladd, who wants to re-engineer the notoriously nutrient-poor soils in the Amazon, and, in the process, save the world's trees. But first, he has to convince Peruvian farmers and non-profits—and, occasionally, his own research team—that he's not just another gringo with a strange idea.
Wheeling covers issues related to science and the environment for Pacific Standard. You can find all of her articles, including this one, here.
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