Ken Hopwood

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CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1177000/1177965_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397258_4ee9cb9790730a39658afbd0dc24e658<p><b>Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.</b><p>Writing in Science, …

Climate Change

The Planet Is Losing Groundwater at an Alarming Rate

When it comes to water scarcity, the loss of groundwater is like the silent killer: It isn’t as easy to measure or monitor as, say, a shrinking …

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Uncas - No. 4

Could better soil management reverse global warming?

Last week I attended the 3rd Annual Climate Adaptation for Farmers conference, hosted by Abundance North Carolina. The main focus, as the conference …

'Greener' plastic recycling uses no water and only half the energy

Mexican startup Ak Inovex has developed a new method of recycling plastic that does away with water and only consumes half the energy of previous …

Pollution

Amid Drought, California Warms to Toilet Water

With a re­cord-set­ting, once-in-500-years drought (so bad it can clearly be seen from space) still un­der­way, it may be time for Cali­for­nia to …

This Farm In A Box Can Grow As Much Lettuce As An Acre Of Land

In an area roughly the size of two back-to-back parking spaces, the CropBox–housed in a recycled shipping container–can grow the same amount of …

Aquaponics

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

For millions of women around the world, cooking is anything but safe

<i>By Leslie Black Cordes, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves</i><p>Last week, I hosted a cooking class, invited several friends and their daughters to …

How Empowering Women Can Help End Poverty in Africa

For far too long, women and girls in Africa have faced discrimination and inequalities in the workforce which have not only hurt them, but their …

Do Microloans Really Help the Poor?

Yes, but they don't pull people out of poverty.<p>Microloans are small amounts of money lent to people all over the world whose needs aren't met by the formal banking system. Their role as a tool for poverty alleviation has been at the center of some debate. Now, six new studies have mounted evidence …

Where do the world’s poorest people actually live? Big new databank on multidimensional poverty launched today

Has it ever struck you as pretty bonkers that we usually discuss poverty at national level, equating giant countries like India, with tiny islands …

Eastern Europe

united nations report says small-scale organic farming only way to feed the world – Greenhorns

via TechnologyWater.com<p>UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World<p>by Nick Meyer of ALTHealthWorks<p>That was the key point of …

This Tiny Vertical Garden Has A Built-In Composter, So You Can Feed It Food Waste

But if you happen to have a balcony, there’s another option. A simple system from a Dutch designer combines a small vertical garden with a tube for …

Rooftop fish farms to feed Germany's sprawling urban population

Fish farms have proved controversial in the estuaries of north Atlantic salmon rivers and in the Mediterranean, with anglers and environmentalists claiming their byproducts are seriously damaging the natural habitat.<p>But a project in Germany aims to feed growing urban populations by bringing …

Finance for farming: scaling up urban vegetable farming

Most of the organic baby greens sold in Washington DC supermarkets are not "green" at all. They're grown in the Salinas Valley in California, which has been called the most hydrologically altered landmass on the planet. Then they are shipped in refrigerated trucks roughly 2,800 miles across America.<p>…

These Islands Are Sucking Up Pollution From The Water They’re Floating In

That’s where these green islands come in. Like floating water treatment plants, they combine the greenery you’d see in a traditional wetland with a …

San Francisco

Can We Do Full-Scale Farming Inside City Centers?

An urban farm in Montreal is scaling the industry "with more software than farmers."<p>MONTREAL, Canada — In 1999, Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences and microbiology at Columbia University, popularized the idea of large-scale urban agriculture by releasing a conceptual …