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Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of World's First Vertical Farms

A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.<p>Jackson, Wyoming, is an unlikely place for urban farming: At an altitude over a mile high, with snow that can last until May, the growing season …

Bill Nye the Science Guy has finally changed his mind about GMOs

Nye has never been aggressively anti-GMO, and when asked about their safety, his arguments carry more of a cautionary note than outright condemnation, but they aren't as pro-GMO as many would expect. While most scientists think that approved GMO foods are safe, Nye is definitely the outlier.<p>In his …

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Dieter Rams says the future of design is taking care of the world

Renowned Braun industrial designer Dieter Rams says that the future of design is creating products that are more sustainable and less problematic for the environment. "We have to move away from the throwaway habit," Rams says, according to <i>FastCo Design</i>. "Things can, and must, last longer. They must …

Warming Climate Could Change How Food Tastes

Meats and beets don't do well in the heat<p>There might be some very tangible, selfish reasons for foodies to care about climate change. It turns out that warming temperatures could not only impact our food supply, but they might also change how our food tastes.<p>A new report from the University of …

How to get a city cycling

The vast majority of city street journeys take place in cars – despite all the many benefits of cycling. What would it take to really get urban citizens taking to two wheels? Katia Moskvitch investigates.<p>It all started with dead horses, during 1816 – the “year without a summer”. Temperatures had …

Plants Could Pave The Way For Greener Roads

Instead of gold the streets are paved with plant compounds<p>The road of the future will probably be incredibly high-tech: able to inform drivers of hazardous conditions, charge buses, and even communicate with the cars driving on top of it. But will the road of the future be made of green …

Tech leaders are using their voices, influence to speak out on social, political issues

"There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country."<p>That's the beginning of an op-ed by the head of the world's most valuable company, in one of the most influential newspapers in the US. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who seven months ago announced to the world he was gay, penned a …

Silicon Valley

The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct

The greatest extinction event in the history of the planet was driven by oceans acidifying about as fast as they are today.<p>The biggest extinction event in planetary history was driven by the rapid acidification of our oceans, a new study concludes. So much carbon was released into the atmosphere, …

CEO takes 90% pay cut to give workers huge raise

CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise.<p>Price, who heads up the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he founded, has pledged to make sure all of his staffers make at least$70,000 annually in the next three years.<p>…

Puerto Rico

Apple: "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it."

Company releases 2015 environmental impact report<p>Apple is continuing to take a strong stance against climate change, writing in its newly released 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report, "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it." This is framed as a major piece in Apple's …

Feeding 11 Billion People

Given that humans have been toiling away at agriculture for more than 5,000 years, it’s kind of surprising that we aren’t better at it. The reality …

Agriculture

A pilot is about to spend five days alone over the Pacific in a solar airplane

Early next week — assuming the weather holds — a lone man will be drifting across the Pacific Ocean for days on end, floating slowly and deliberately from the eastern edge of China all the way to Hawaii. It’s a journey that will take him across the most featureless, unforgiving expanse of saltwater …

Employers Are Seeking Out Autistic Workers

An increasing number of companies are launching initiatives to find job candidates with autism. How a cluster of society struggling to find jobs …

Ecological Densification Four Townhouses / SHAPE Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Project Overview: A small single-family house was replaced with a four unit building, housing 13 people. …

Architecture

The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options

×<p>Close<p><b>Dan Chiras, "The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options"</b> <br>English | ISBN: 1931498164 | 2004 | 336 pages | EPUB | 11 …

Waternest 100 – Ecological Floating Habitat Recyclable Up To 98%

<b>WaterNest 100</b> is an awesome, eco-friendly floating home. Designed by Giancarlo Zema for EcoFloLife, this green architecture design consists of 100sqm …

Is South Florida real estate becoming too expensive for many Brazilian buyers?

The World Wide Web — a technology some describe as a great procrastination tool — has emerged in recent years as a significant resource for …

Applying for a mortgage? Do these 8 things first

Deciding to buy a new home is a big decision that comes with a lot of responsibility, and it all starts with applying for a mortgage, which can be a …

Personal Finance

Ready To Buy Your First Home?

<i>(Photo courtesy of ©Bananastock)</i><p>Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your lifetime.<p>From loan approval to choosing a neighborhood, the daunting details tend to perplex first-time homebuyers. If you're navigating the real estate market for the first time, follow this advice …

12 Tips for Spring Homebuying in a Seller's Market

With spring finally here for most of the nation, prospective homebuyers can look at houses and condos without traipsing through snow and ice. Better …

Why Solar Panels Are Suddenly Sprouting On Everyone’s Roofs

Have you noticed a lot more solar panels on homes recently? While an increase in solar panel installations can partly be explained by pointing out …

Solar Energy Alternative Methods

You are tired of your electric bill go even higher? Is it possible to do something about it without breaking the bank? Well, if you’ve thought about …

Liquid-filled walls keeps a building cool and warms it in winter

The house made of WATER: Liquid-filled walls keep a building cool - and warm it in winter<p><b>Allwater technology uses panels that can be filled with</b> …

The best time to buy solar panels? Five years ago – or right now

Government payouts on solar panels are falling, but so are installation costs. When was the best time to buy, and should you lock in now? Telegraph Money investigates<p>Data compiled for Telegraph Money shows the best time for householders to have installed solar panels to benefit from short-lived …

Solar Power