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Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, home to some of the world’s best, has been elevated to an even loftier pedestal thanks to Oxford Times magazine In Business. “Have Oxford scientists discovered a way to combat climate change?” its February cover asks in all seriousness. The associated article describes the work of two scientists who have founded a company called Oxford Biochar, which advocates burying charcoal in soils as a way to trap carbon. An example of the company’s fundraising successes, we learn, is a £3,000 research grant from TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Well, that’s climate change clearly sorted, then.

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