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Forest Restoration & Reforestation

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

In places where forests have been lost or degraded, restoration or reforestation projects may be undertaken in order to guarantee or accelerate the recovery of forests. Objectives of forest restoration can range from economic incentives, to social or cultural values, to ecosystem services, to biodiversity conservation. The task of forest …

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Are Some Forests More Useful Than Others At Stopping Climate Change?

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

LIFE ON EARTH wouldn’t be the same without forests. An estimated 1.6 billion people around the world depend on forests for their livelihood. Forests provide food and timber, preserve water quality and soil fertility, and act as a home for 80% of the planet’s terrestrial species. They also act as the …

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Out goes paddy rice farming, in comes a new efficient method

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Mr Kyshan Rao, an Indian engineer and farmer, shows farmers how to select good planting seeds in Ahero Irrigation Scheme, Kisumu County. @ ANITA CHEPKOECH Time seems to be up for paddy rice farming as researchers unveil a new method of growing the important cereal. Paddy rice farming has been …

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Reducing methane emissions from rice farming

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The rice farmers are perceived as emitters of GHGs (mainly methane) which they are largely unaware of. Nepalese rice farmers bear the adverse effects of GHGs in terms of climate change felt in forms of erratic monsoon rainfalls, which is the main source of water for rice cultivation. Unpredictable and …

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How We Zero Waste

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Learn how in.gredients does zero waste

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A Future Farming Industry Grows In Brooklyn

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Tobias Peggs is already cultivating leafy vegetables out of purple-lit shipping containers in the parking lot of an old Pfizer factory, just blocks from the projects where the rapper Jay-Z grew up. What he needs to grow now is an industry. Eight months ago, Peggs co-founded Square Roots ― a …

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‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat global warming

Posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

  A new “carbon law”, modelled on Moore’s law in computing, has been proposed as a roadmap for beating climate change. It sees carbon emissions halving every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years. The carbon law’s proponents are senior climate-change scientists and they argue it provides …

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Trash Collectors

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Seth Orme, founder of the Pack It Out Crew, on North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail | Photo by Mike Belleme A few years ago, Seth Orme was working his dream job as an outdoor guide in Minnesota. The only problem was, he kept seeing garbage everywhere he hiked. It ruined the …

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Eco Kids: How To Inspire Your Kids To Go Green (Without Bumming Them Out)

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

How do you teach your kids about the importance of the environment when many leaders of the free world have bitten their thumb at climate change? Well, you could take a hatchet to the television and move your family to a commune, or you can take stock and task yourself …

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Seeding the Way with Systems of Rice Intensification in Cambodia

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Mrs Tea Sarim is one of the participating farmers in a European Union funded multi-country (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Thailand) project called “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin” (http://www.sri-lmb.ait.asia/). Mrs Sarim is from …

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