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Growing Teeth and Four More Odd Uses for Urine

Compost, fuel, water—and now teeth? See the unusual ways urine can be used in everyday life.

Human Pee Added to Compost Boosts Crops

People have been using manure as fertilizer for millennia. But scientists now believe they can turn human urine into liquid gold—as composting material.

Learning From Urban Farmer and Compost King Will Allen

Urban farming visionary Will Allen expands his services, growing even more healthy food in the concrete jungle. Two feet of compost, Allen says, is enough to turn asphalt into a cornfield. By Rachel Kaufman Grow, bloom, thrive: that’s Will Allen’s motto. Allen is the founder and director of Growing Power, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that helps…

NG Weekend: Battle at Kruger

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about hope for people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, scarlet macaws, animal survival, compost, humpback whales, an Arctic journey, and dignity for Ethiopian mothers. Hour 1 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Zinhle “Zinny” Thabethe has a voice that moves audiences to tears,…