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Beauty and power: how Norway is making green energy look good

On the edge of a forest in northern Norway, an unusually handsome hydroelectric plant is generating a buzz<p>Ovre Forsland is a big departure from the hulking power stations that traditionally served our energy needs. It looks more like an elegant, custom‑built home from TV show <i>Grand Designs</i>.<p>Located …

Green Energy

Solar Power: A Winter Journey

Changing Planet<p>Solar power has long been touted as an answer to the energy needs of rural communities living off-grid across the developing world. Over recent years the technology has advanced rapidly in terms of efficiency and price, finally making it a genuinely viable option, at household level …

Spring Has Sprung: It’s Time to Plant Your Garden

Here is what you should be growing in the garden this spring.<p><b>Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to spend some time in the garden.</b> Although …

IKEA Launches Indoor Garden That Can Grow Food All Year-Round

If you are living in the city, but have always wanted to grow your own vegetables and herbs, then Swedish furniture giant IKEA might actually have …

How to Salvage Salad Greens—By Way of Soup

Food52er paczryk's roommate had a party. And at this party, people were evidently less into the spring greens than they were the other offerings, leaving the hosts with a sack of leftover salad.<p><b>So paczryk appealed to the Hotline, where Jess Spiro told us about a soup that relies on</b> …

Onions

The Earth’s Surface Continues To Warm Because Of Human Greenhouse Gas Pollution [Greg Laden's Blog]

Recently NASA GISS released the measurement of the Earth’s surface for January 2016. I added this latest measurement to the long term database (from …

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Experimental Sunken Greenhouse In Sub-zero Minnesota Is Growing Food!

It was a typical snow-covered winter day, but something very atypical was happening — cabbages, broccoli and even strawberries were improbably green …

These giant robots will mine the ocean floor for gold, silver, and copper

The robots are being built by Soil Machine Dynamics, a manufacturer of subsea robotic vehicles, for Toronto-based company Nautilus Minerals, IEEE Spectrum first reported. The robots are being tested in 2016 and, if all goes according to plan, they will depart in 2018 for 30 months.<p>The massive, …

One Freight Crate, Two Acres of Urban Farming

In shipping containers, urban farmers can grow a large yield in small spaces.<p>The gray lot under the I-93 overpass in downtown Boston didn’t have much to draw in pedestrians or foodies. It was empty, like so many other urban spaces orphaned by America’s lust for highways.<p>Now it has a farm. Not a …

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide

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This Ancient Egyptian Practice Can Cheaply Purify Dirty Water

And scientists have finally worked out how.<p>The seeds of the <i>Moringa oleifera</i> tree have been used to purify water and clean crockery since the days of …

What If We Could Feed Our Cities With Offshore Floating Farms?

Could floating farms off the coast help feed a growing global population?<p>“With offshore farming, we consume less city space–basically scarce, premium …

9 Clever DIY Ways for a Shady Backyard Oasis

It’s pretty tough to enjoy summer activities in a backyard that bakes in the afternoon heat. We all need a way to get out of the sun, but still be …

Cool Planet’s Biochar Reduces Water Use, Increases Crop Yield

In the past several years, Cool Planet has rocketed from inception to the pilot stage to producing commercially available biochar, a product that …

Sustainable Business

Domain Parked With VentraIP Australia

If you wish to register this domain name, you will need to contact the owner and negotiate a price to purchase it from them.<p>You can find the …

Maximum Yield USA 2015 May

10 Mobile Gardens to Grow On the Go

<b>While not exactly nomadic, urban dwellers are known to be constantly on the go. It’s no surprise then that many urban gardens are designed to follow</b> …

Seattle teens make solar powered tiny homes for area homeless

1/7<p>sawhorse revolution impossible city<p>Do-gooder teenagers have built an incredible tiny home community for homeless adults in Seattle. The project, …

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

1. <b>Sprouts</b><p>Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don't need a whole lot of space either; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be …

All About Parsley and 8 Green Sauces to Use It In

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Get sauced on St. Patrick’s Day -- with parsley, not green beer.</i><p>Few things are more depressing than an all-you-can-eat buffet: It's where food goes to die. Diners are unwitting …

Parsley

Pesticides in Produce - Consumer Reports

Our risk guide for conventional produce<p>This tool shows the risk of pesticide exposure from eating 48 fresh conventional fruits and vegetables from 14 …

Lowe's to eliminate pesticides that hurt crop pollinating honeybees

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Home improvement chain Lowe’s Cos Inc will stop selling a type of pesticide suspected of causing a decline in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, following a few U.S. retailers who have taken similar steps last year.<p>Honeybees collect nectar in a rose …

Indoor Farming Offers Tech Investment Opportunities for the Future

Following an exciting two days of panels, exhibitions, and community events, the <b>3rd annual Indoor Agriculture Conference</b> in Las Vegas, Nevada …

A Solar-Powered Soil Sensor for Serious Gardeners

In the golden age of convergence, creating a compelling piece of standalone hardware is tough. If it doesn't interact with your phone, it's a …

Grow Lettuce in Gutter Gardens

This was a very simple project. We just bought 3 10′ sections of gutter at our local home improvement store, along with right and left end caps, and …