agriculture

Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
All that food on Thanksgiving takes fuel to get from the farm to your table. One DC business is trying to keep it local and save the emissions.
Planet Forward
Via International Institute for Environment and Development: Stone lines or ("bunds") slow down runoff, incerease water infiltration and for the basis for improved production in semi-arid areas. At the same time, sediment is captured behind these... Read More
The Dragon Tractor is a farm vehicle that has many applications and intends to provide easier access to crops as well as more comfort for the operator. The Dragon can perform farming tasks including planting, cultivating, inspecting, pruning, and... Read More
With heavy droughts plaguing the country, we need a solution to increase water availability for the worst-hit regions. Here's my idea: Negotiate with the government of Mexico. Reach an accommodation regarding the digging of an underground access... Read More
UNSW Australia
With 7 billion mouths to feed--and many more to come--how will our cities, economies, health systems and environments cope? What are the challenges and opportunities? Some of UNSW's experts to canvass the big issues surrounding the global... Read More
UNSW Australia
Because there is less water available during a drought, water often picks up more minerals from the soil or ground and becomes saltier. These researchers in Australia say that their technology can efficiently filter water and remove salts so plants... Read More
Bonneville Power Administration (Department of Energy)
Many irrigation systems in the United States are outdated, so they use up more water than they need. These farmers in Oregon took advantage of financial incentives to retrofit their decades-old irrigation system, making their farm more efficient... Read More
Don Dunklee has created a scooter that can really reinvent the way we get around! He is about to return to Mott Community College and U of M Flint's Earth Day this year. He gives talks on his scooter and the potential for living off the grid. In... Read More
Bob wants even marginal land to be productive, growing energy crops for advanced, sustainable biofuels. He wants food processors to get added value for their residues and waste. He wants to solve a logistics problem. Biomass is expensive to... Read More

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