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These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve …

Clean Energy

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

1/3<p>solarwindow technologies<p>SolarWindow Technologies claims their transparent solar cell coatings can generate 50 times more energy than conventional …

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How to Build a Swale on Contour Successfully - The Permaculture Research Institute

July 24, 2015 by Jonathon Engels & filed under Design, Earthworks & Earth Resources, General, How to, Swales<p>Swales are amongst my favorite …

Gardening

This 'tree' has the environmental benefits of a forest - CNN Style

Written by Chris Giles, CNN<p>Air pollution is one of the world's invisible killers. It causes seven million premature deaths a year, making it the largest single environmental health risk, according to the World Health Organization.<p>In urban areas, air quality is particularly problematic. More than …

China just built the world's biggest floating solar project

China has installed a massive field of solar panels on a particularly poignant site: a lake formed by the collapse of abandoned coal mines.<p>The …

How to Prepare a Beneficial Microorganism Mixture - The Permaculture Research Institute

February 4, 2012 by Niva Kay & filed under Compost, Fungi, Soil Biology, Soil Composition, Soil Conservation, Soil Rehabilitation<p>Many have heard of …

This Machine Just Started Sucking CO2 Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change

Climeworks carbon capture device will take the gas from the air and sell it or store it in the ground. Now we just need a few hundred thousand more–as quickly as possible.<p>Sitting on top of a waste incineration facility near Zurich, a new carbon capture plant is now sucking CO2 out of the air to …

Carbon Dioxide

Using Weeds to Read the Soil: Some Basic Concepts to Get Started

Weeds are becoming a more and more appreciated component of gardening. We have been reintroduced to eating the weeds, with things like dandelion …

Gardening

The Permaculture Research Institute

May 1, 2018 by Claire Smith & filed under Animal Housing, Animals, How to<p>If you’ve kept chickens for any length of time I’m sure you’ll be familiar …

Why We Use Swales and How to Do It Appropriately

A swale is one of those permaculture terms that probably gets thrown around to readily (or inaccurately) and perhaps implemented irresponsibly. Only …

Implementing Aquaponics in Permaculture

Aquaponics (AP from now on) is a system to produce fish and vegetables in a closed loop system. It is not mentioned in permaculture books but I think …

Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

Tamera’s ecology experts transformed an area at risk of desertification – and say they can do the same anywhere in the world<p>The land undulates upwards into gentle hills, cradling nooks of fertile terraces growing sweetcorn, sunflowers and tomatoes, before rolling down into tranquil lakes. It looks …

How Elon Musk's brother Kimbal Musk is disrupting farming with 'food revolution'

In early November, Musk and fellow entrepreneur Tobias Peggs launched Square Roots, an urban farming incubator program in Brooklyn, New York.<p>The …

Aquaponics

The economist behind Universal Basic Income: Give all citizens UBI to help combat a 'neofascist wave of populism'

He described a growing class of "precariat" workers, alienated by a western political agenda which had, since the 1970s, promoted market-led competition above job security. Real wages across the west had stalled for decades and "flexible" work was becoming the norm, leaving many millions around the …

Verplicht basisinkomen voor 2000 Finse werklozen

Een groep van 2000 werklozen in Finland krijgt bij wijze van proef een basisinkomen van de overheid. Het gaat om een bedrag van 560 euro in de maand, …

Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland

Two councils, Fife and Glasgow, are investigating idea of offering everyone a fixed income regardless of earnings<p>Scotland looks set to be the first part of the UK to pilot a basic income for every citizen, as councils in Fife and Glasgow investigate trial schemes in 2017.<p>The councillor Matt Kerr …

The Touch Bar, Cognitive Load and Usability.

I’m a PhD Candidate, exploring the cognitive function of gestures in learning. A number of other subject areas orbit this one, including …

Instead of Optimizing Processes, Reimagine Them as Platforms

Process optimization can transform user experience. <i>Rethinking</i> process optimization — visualizing processes as platforms — can transform your business model.<p>One applications outsourcing team, for example, proposed a clever UX tweak to help optimize a global fulfillment process their company managed …

Innovation

Finland to test 'universal basic income' for the unemployed

A group of 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will receive a basic income every month from the state, tax-free and with no strings attached. …

Universal Basic Income

Guaranteed basic income for all: An idea whose time has come?

The idea that the state should provide all of its citizens with money to sustain a basic cost of living has gained traction across the political …

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The time at Terra Alta was incredibly valuable to me. Being a bit insecure in the beginning I opened up to the people and found that they were all …