Deborah Karavites-Uhl

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Agriculture Could Go Coastal with Sealeaf Floating Farms

As the global population rises, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to feed everyone – particularly in dense urban environments. Innovation Design …

Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution

Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote …

Space Exploration

U.S. Agriculture Secretary 'Convinced' Rural Revitalization Plan Will Work

President Obama is hoping to fight poverty, in five so-called "promise zones." The government is targeting those areas for economic revitalization. Host Michel Martin and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack take a look at the rural communities involved, and the special challenges to fight …

Exploring the links between agriculture and nutrition

It is critical to increase crop yields to feed the world's growing population, but equally important to improve nutrition<p>• Click here to read more<p>High-quality food and a diverse diet must go hand-in-hand. There's the added irony that many of the world's poor, who rely on agriculture for their …

Agriculture

Agriculture and nutrition: you are what you sow

As governments face up to food security challenges by focusing on production, they must learn that not all agricultural policies are nutrition-enhancing<p>The world today faces a complex challenge – improving nutrition for all. Contrary to how malnutrition is often portrayed in western media, it is …

Local Farmers Gain Advocate With New Agricultural Ombudsman

Brett Melone is San Mateo County's first agricultural ombudsman. Here's a look at what the job entails.<p>Brett Melone grew up on his parents' fruit …

Climate Change and Agricultural Runoff to Cause Massive Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

For some areas of the world, climate change means hurricanes, tornadoes, or drought. In Ohio, alterations in temperature, wind patterns, and water …

Biofuel

Fantastic Frog Photography by Peter Reijners

In 2008, Peter Reijners started taking photos and soon became really passionate about macro photography. He currently uses a Canon 5D Mark III and …

Photography

Meet the Amazon Milk Frog http://t.co/rqW1WITOPR

Biomes

7 Extremely Weird Plants

When thinking of weird plants, the obvious first thought is the bug-eating Venus flytrap— which of course is a very strange plant. But there are …

Plants

Climate shift favors extreme wildfires in US - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Climate change may be contributing to the larger and more destructive …

Climate Change

On a hot planet, tempers may flare - Futurity

PRINCETON / UC BERKELEY (US) — Human history shows a link between even a moderate …

UC Berkeley

Drastically altered marine food web on the horizon

If current climate trends follow historical precedent, ocean ecosystems will be in state of flux for next 10,000 years, according to Scripps …

First lab-grown hamburger gets full marks for 'mouth feel'

All it took was a little butter and sunflower oil and, in less than 10 minutes, the world's most expensive burger, grown from muscle stem cells in a lab, was ready to eat.<p>"I was expecting the texture to be more soft," said Hanni Rützler of the Future Food Studio, who researches food trends and was …

Synthetic beef hamburger tastes 'close to meat' - video

A beef burger grown in a laboratory in Holland tastes 'close to meat', according to two volunteers who are the first to taste it on Monday. The burger is fried and served to two food experts who agree it lacks the fattiness of normal meat but has a similar consistency. The meat takes three months …

Stained Glass That Doubles As A Solar Power Source

Artist Sarah Hall’s collection of glass facades are beautiful and good for the environment!<p>A cathedral in Saskatoon, Saskatechewan recently installed stained glass windows embedded with solar panels that will connect to the local electrical grid. "Lux Gloria" is one of several large-scale glass …

Is meat grown in labs the next logical step for food production?

Lab-grown meat might seem like a shake-up in the world of agriculture, but it’s really part of the trajectory that agricultural technology is already …

Agriculture

The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit

Can't we just leave our fruit alone?<p>Last year, apple farmers were soaking their fruit in grape flavor to make them more attractive to kids. Now, plant breeders in California have created a grape that tastes like — well, spun sugar and air.<p>That's right, Salties. Say hello to the Cotton Candy …

Engineered Golden Rice May Be Planted Soon In Philippines

The genetically engineered rice has had a long journey to from lab to bowl.<p>Nearly 15 years after its invention, farmers in the Philippines could start growing golden rice within a year, the BBC reports. But much depends on what national regulators will say after Filipino scientists submit their …

Will Your Next Burger Come From a Petri Dish?

The first lab-grown hamburger was served this week. Is this the future of meat?<p><b>Would you eat beef grown in a petri dish? It may sound unappetizing, but when tasters bit into the world's first lab-grown hamburger at a London press conference on Monday, they declared it "close to meat."</b><p>To learn more …

Sea creatures race toward cooler waters - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — Ocean animals are moving toward the poles and doing so …

Santa Barbara

Soil carbon blowing in the wind

Australian soils are losing about 1.6 million tons of carbon per year from wind erosion and dust storms affecting agricultural productivity, …

Climate Change

Your Pee is Pollution