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The magical wilderness farm: raising cows among the weeds at Knepp

Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018

Orange tip butterflies jink over grassland and a buzzard mews high on a thermal. Blackthorns burst with bridal white blossom and sallow leaves of peppermint green unfurl. The exhilaration in this corner of West Sussex is not, however, simply the thrilling explosion of spring. The land is bursting with an …

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Berkeley 3rd-graders sustain no-waste classroom

Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018

The students of Room 22 are going to change the world, and if they have to dip their index fingers into wet glue for the rest of their lives to make it happen, so be it. “It’s not a big thing to get glue on your fingers,” said Gurpartap Singh …

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How coral reefs can help us endure climate change

Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018

Coral reefs around the world like this one in the Red Sea protect up to 200 million people from flooding and rising sea levels. Sea levels are rising and tropical cyclones are intensifying, which is bad news for about 200 million people who live along Earth’s coasts. If only evolution had spent millions …

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The Kuwili Lani Agrihood

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The Kuwili Lani Agrihood is a 13.9 acre site, consisting of 11 one-plus-acre lots zoned for agricultural use and designed to be an independent, low-impact / low carbon footprint development.  All lots have ocean and sky view planes and offer peaceful pastoral scenes. There is a private road and private security gate, …

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Innovative Greenhouses Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

VIEW IMAGES A farmer tends a greenhouse in Depalle, a village about 75 kilometers southwest of Hyderabad. The village is a research and development station for Kheyti, a nonprofit group helping India’s small-scale farms adapt to climate change. Yadav Bhavanth grows vegetables on family land in the south-central Indian state …

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From fungus foam to pineapple pleather: 5 plastic alternatives to watch

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Our planet is in the midst of a plastic waste epidemic. Researchers estimate that more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced since the early 1950s. About 60 per cent of that plastic has ended up in either a landfill or the natural environment. Some of the practical applications of …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

If you’ve taken the plunge and are brooding baby chicks, the only thing that stands between you and a supply of fresh eggs is a permanent place for your hens to call home. By six weeks of age they need something more than a cardboard box to live in. Building a …

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Study shows plastic waste can be converted into energy and fuels

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Plastic waste is flooding our landfills and leaking into the oceans, with potentially disastrous effects. In fact, the World Economic Forum predicts that if current production and waste management trends continue, by 2050 there could be more plastic than fishes in the ocean. Why is this happening when there are …

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Key ‘step forward’ in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

A Canadian company, backed by Bill Gates, says it has reached an important threshold in developing technology that can remove CO2 from the air. Carbon Engineering has published a peer-reviewed study showing that they can capture carbon for under $100 a tonne. This would be a major advance on the current price …

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Kloters RepAir: the t-shirt that cleans air from pollution

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Pollution is a major problem for our health and it is very difficult to escape. We breathe polluted air in every place we go: streets, cars, homes, offices, schools, and that is the cause of many deaths and health problems. What if we could leverage our clothing to clean air …

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