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Bat House Plans

If you’re considering adding a bat house to your property, you likely already know the benefits of inviting these furry friends to your yard. Among …

Florida

Agroforestry trials needed to improve farm productivity post-Brexit, report says

Government support for farmers seeking to integrate trees and agriculture should also be trialled, according to the policy document “Agroforestry in …

Rotary Clubs Find Innovative Ways to Fund Haiti Reforestation and Agroforestry

The Rotary Club is joining with Haiti’s Smallholder Farmers Alliance to reforest and boost agricultural productivity in rural areas of the Caribbean …

Cooling forest rainbow water vital contributor to farmer livelihoods

This blog was first published on the website of Landscape News Forests are widely recognized as critical to essential ecosystem services like clean …

Agroforestry crucial in tackling climate change

Agroforestry crucial in tackling climate change<p>Never has it been so pressing to address climate change. So let’s hurry to embrace a proven part of …

French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles

PARIS (Reuters) - A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.<p>Pragma Industries, which is based in Biarritz, France and makes fuel cells for military use, has sold some 60 hydrogen-powered bikes to …

Commercial aquaponics production and profitability: Findings from an international survey

•<p>This is the first peer-reviewed, published survey of commercial aquaponics operations, a niche field of aquaculture.<p>•<p>We report factors that were …

Aquaponics

Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) - A northern Japanese city’s efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country’s old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.<p>Higashi-Matsushima city major …

Boulder prepares long-term strategy for dramatic rise in local solar generation

Among the aspirational climate-related goals Boulder has set for itself are targets of 50 megawatts of local renewable energy generation by 2020, and …

Obama shut down Scaramucci so hard in 2010 he's probably still shook

It's been less than a week since Anthony Scaramucci was announced as President Donald Trump's new White House Communications Director, but curious …

Solar capacity has increased 99% since last quarter

The industry is booming, and President Trump will be hard-pressed to stop it.<p>The U.S. solar industry just experienced a quarter of record-breaking …

The U.S. solar industry is booming — and it isn’t afraid of Trump

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The U.S. solar industry experienced its biggest boom yet this year, with a record-breaking 4,143 megawatts (or million watts) of solar generating capacity added in the third quarter of 2016, according to a new report. And the fourth quarter is on track …

Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch of Tesla Model 3

The unveiling of Tesla's Model 3 electric car was no less than the lifting of the final curtain on a game-changing energy revolution. And if we follow that revolution to its core, we arrive at lithium -- our new gasoline for which the feeding frenzy has only just begun.<p>Unveiled just on 31 March and …

Ericsson puts the TV consumer at center of agenda for NAB show 2016

Presents the ultimate software and managed services portfolio to enable its customers to continually innovate and delight consumers. New product and …

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success<p>As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one …

Renewable Energy

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Paris climate deal to ignite a $90 trillion energy revolution

The old fossil order is on borrowed time as China and even India join the drive for dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions<p>The fossil fuel industry has taken a very cavalier bet that China, India and the developing world will continue to block any serious effort to curb greenhouse emissions, and that there …

Australia enacted one of the largest gun reforms ever nearly 2 decades ago — and gun deaths plummeted

Forced to react to yet another mass shooting, President Barack Obama reiterated points he's made before: That the US is the "only advanced country in the world that sees these mass shootings every few months" and "this type of mass violence does not happen in other developed countries."<p>That wasn't …

Ericsson Mobility Report - June 2015

Ericsson Mobility Report is one of the leading analyses of data traffic available, providing in-depth measurements from the world’s largest selection of live networks spread all around the globe.<p>The report uses those measurements and analysis, together with internal forecasts and other relevant …

France gets its own 'Patriot Act' in wake of 'Charlie Hebdo' attack

<i>Liberté, égalité, fraternité</i>? Maybe strike the first one off that list. While some US lawmakers are trying to pare down the Patriot Act, the French constitutional court has just allowed police to monitor pretty much anyone they want without a warrant. The "<i>Loi Renseignement</i>," or Surveillance Act …

Human Rights

Portland Bans Insecticide to Protect Declining Honey Bees

Environment<p>Oregon's biggest city on Wednesday banned the use of an insecticide on city lands blamed by conservationists as a factor in the decline of honey bees in recent years. Despite protests from farmers who argued the insecticide was crucial for crop production, the Portland City Commission …

Honey Bees

Digitizing The World Through The Internet of Things Could Be Worth $11 Trillion By 2025

Creating the "Internet of Things" by connecting everyday objects like factory machines, vehicles and buildings to the web could be worth between $3.9 trillion and $11.1 trillion by 2025, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute.<p>McKinsey's research suggests that connecting many …

Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050 | Stanford News Release

June 8, 2015<p>Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050<p>Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues …

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Google unveils Project Soli, a radar-based wearable to control anything

Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.<p>Project Soli is that wearable, …

“The missing piece” in the transition to a sustainable energy world

Elon Musk claims two billion of the batteries could provide all of world’s energy needs<p>The electric car company Tesla has announced its entry into …

Emergency Co-ordination Center of the Future

Dish brings over 200 international channels to Sling TV

As of today, Dish Network's on-demand international service has a new name: Sling International. Formerly known as DishWorld, it consists of more than 200 international channels spanning 18 languages. Packages start at $15, and not surprisingly, you'll be able to access it through the Sling TV …

All the Ways a New Apple TV Could Dominate Your Living Room

The next Apple TV will rule your living room in ways that go far beyond the over-the-top streaming TV service everyone's hyped about. This bit of kit …

Set-Top Boxes

Why I create pop-up farms in my city | Roman Gaus | TEDxZurich

Here's Proof That It Still Pays More To Develop Apps For The iPhone Over Android

When an app launches, you'll sometimes see it arrive on iPhone before Android.<p>That can be frustrating for Android owners, and while more and more apps are releasing simultaneously for both platforms, a staggered launch is still the norm.<p>London-based developer ustwo, creators of the popular Monument …