Heliofloat is a flexible, football-field-sized solar panel that floats in the ocean

Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Offshore wind farms are growing in popularity as energy providers look for different ways of harvesting power from the sun without using valuable land resources. One unique idea being developed by engineers at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is a floating platform called a Heliofloat that would function as a sea-based solar power […]

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Inside The High-Tech Farm Growing Kale In An Old Paintball Arena

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

A rendering of Aerofarms’ new headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, which it says will be the largest indoor vertical farm in the world. David Rosenberg is trying to build an agricultural empire out of an old paintball arena in a blighted urban neighborhood about 45 minutes outside Manhattan. Needless to say, Rosenberg, the chief […]

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Cheesemakers Are Using Production Waste To Make Electricity

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The French are stylishly tackling food waste with a picturesque new power plant, high in the Alps, that converts cheese waste to electricity. Located in the quaint Alpine town of Albertville, the plant will use Beaufort cheese whey—a liquid produced during the cheesemaking process that often winds up in the garbage—to fuel biogas reactors. The […]

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Styrofoam-eating mealworms might help reduce plastic waste

Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Plastic, long considered nonbiodegradable and one of the biggest contributors to global pollution, might have met its match: The small, brownish, squirmy mealworm. Researchers have learned that the mealworm can live on a diet of Styrofoam and other types of plastic. Inside the mealworm’s gut are microorganisms that are able to biodegrade polyethylene, a common […]

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This off-grid coffee trailer might be coming to an event near you

Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Meet Mike and Tabi. For years they’ve had a dream of owning a local coffee shop. Mike began working as a barista and Tabi as a stylist in the film world. After drinking too many mediocre (at best) cups of coffee on set they saw the need to bring these two worlds together. They purchased […]

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How Colorado Is Turning Food Waste Into Electricity

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The six huge cream-colored holding tanks at Heartland — which can hold 1.7 million gallons of food waste and manure slurry — work like enormous stomachs. Pretty much anything you could eat can go into the digester. And as with our own digestive systems, what comes out at the end is a liquid (a water-based […]

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Smart shower head knows when you’re not under it and turns itself off

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

For hands-free water conservation in the shower, OaSense automatically pauses the water flow when you step out from under it. When it comes to conserving water in the bathroom, taking a ‘navy shower’ by turning the water off while you’re not actively using it, such as when shampooing or soaping up, is one way […]

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Climate-smart soils’ may help balance the carbon budget

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Here’s the scientific dirt: Soil can help reduce global warming. While farm soil grows the world’s food and fiber, scientists are examining ways to use it to sequester carbon and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. “We can substantially reduce atmospheric carbon by using soil. We have the technology now to begin employing good soil practices to […]

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This Farm Uses Rental Chickens To Egg On Those Curious About Urban Farming

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016

Like the idea of raising backyard chickens but you’re not sure if the responsibility will ruffle your feathers? Twin Cedar Farm in Acushnet, Massachusetts, will allow you to renting chickens, and if you don’t like it, you can quit cold turkey. It’s seriously duck soup. “People like to find out where their food is […]

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Harness the energy of the Sun to make the best snack ever invented

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Sunshine S’mores Yummmmm! A solar oven is a box that traps some of the Sun’s energy to make the air inside the box hotter than the air outside the box. In other words, the solar oven is like a super greenhouse. You will need: Cardboard box with attached lid. Lid should have flaps so that […]

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