Sami Connolly

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11 Diseases and Pests That are Catastrophic to Plants

Plant life is subject to the harms of an enormous range of diseases, pests, and other ills—some relatively harmless, and others capable of withering …

30 Women Under 30 Changing Food

There are hundreds of women who inspire us at Food Tank. They are entrepreneurs, stewards of the land, business owners, researchers, farmers, and innovators, who are the backbone of the world's food systems.<p>In fact, on average, women represent 43 percent of the world's agricultural labor force and …

This Big Texas City Will Soon Be Powered Entirely By Wind And Sun

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — There’s a fast-growing city in Texas that also has one of the most progressive energy programs in the country — and it’s not …

The Swedes Have Created The Most Efficient Solar Energy System Using Mirrors And A 2-Centuries-Old Invention

A technology company in Sweden has installed a solar power plant, which it claims is the most efficient in the world today. It has even managed to …

The Biggest Concerns About GMO Food Aren't Really About GMOs

Everyone from Chipotle to the Food Babe rails against genetically modified ingredients, and laws to label GMO foods are making progress in some …

Agriculture

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

April 27, 2015 — <i>Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative</i> …

Urban Agriculture

California Groundwater Crisis Grows: During Critical Drought, Farmers Pump Water From Wells For Crops Vital To America's Food Supply

California is facing one of the worst water crises in the state’s recent history, but the state’s farmers are nevertheless drilling wells and pumping …

California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it

On a quiet Sunday morning last April, power plants were pumping far more energy into California's electricity grid than residents needed for their refrigerators, microwaves and television sets.<p>So officials made an odd request in a state that prides itself on leadership in renewable energy: They …

Sustainably feeding cities with aquaponics | DW | 19.03.2015

Tucked away behind a furniture store, a hardware store and a post office, you'll find what could be the future of urban farming: What once was a …