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See How Algae Could Change Our World

<i>Correction: This post has been updated since it was published on June 15,</i> 2018<i>, to reflect how Royal Dutch Shell and Department of Energy grant was used, the attributes of algae and the uses of algae through those studies.</i><p>Charles Greene is a climate scientist who looks at the impact of climate on …

Biofuel

Carbon Farming Works. Can It Scale up in Time to Make a Difference?

Lani Estill is serious about wool. And not just in a knitting-people-sweaters kind of way. Estill and her husband John own thousands of sweeping …

Farming

'World first' development in Melbourne's east has farm on shopping centre roof

In what used to be a brickworks in Melbourne’s east, a huge and environmentally-conscious development is springing up.<p>Frasers Property has created …

Urban Agriculture

How Andhra Pradesh is taking to ‘natural farming’

ZBNF is considered ‘zero budget’ because costs of raising the main crop are offset by the income that farmers earn from intercrops

Farming

This Farmer Turns Manure Into Clean Water and It May Be the Future of Farming

Austin Allred is so devoted to dairy farming that he switched over to it after growing up as a crop farmer. He now runs Royal Dairy, located in …

Farming

Farming in the City

Vertical farming in the heart of a city may sound like the stuff of science fiction but the sky-high ambitions of one engineering revolutionary have …

Farming

Growing California Rice and Almonds Against the Grain

<i>These two crops are often treated like commodities in the state, but Greg Massa and Raquel Krach have prioritized a high-functioning ecosystem on</i> …

Farming

Closing the loop on sustainable aquaculture

On a farm just outside of Sacramento, hundreds of prehistoric-looking fish swim around in 50-foot diameter tanks. These are white sturgeon, the …

A New Farming Technique Using Drastically Less Water Is Catching On

But not everyone is on board.<p>Amit Dave/Reuters<p>A farmworker in a rice paddy field in Ahmedabed, India. An unconventional method for growing rice has …

Bless This Mess: Syntropic Coffee Farming Takes Root In Brazil

When I first saw João Pedro David’s farm, it was hard to understand. For me, having grown up the daughter of a monoculture-conventional coffee farmer …

Cover crops and cattle go together for these producers

A few decades ago, the practice of growing both crops and cattle on the same farm was far more common than it is now. Today’s no-till, organic, and …

Can sludge from dams turn deserts into farmland?

Afforest for the Future is one of a series of projects trying to create arable land from sand. It’s method: use the muck that collects behind dams to create new soil.<p>Al Qudra Lake, a reservoir in Dubai, sits in the middle of the desert. But in September, a stretch of sand near the lake will become …

California is turning farms into carbon-sucking factories

In a grand experiment, California switched on a fleet of high-tech greenhouse gas removal machines last month. Funded by the state’s cap-and-trade …

You'll Never Believe This Farm Is in the Middle of Manhattan

Manhattan may be more urban than jungle, but that doesn’t stop New Yorkers from getting in touch with nature. One city farm in particular is changing …

The miracle of Finland: What a tiny northern Minnesota town can teach America

There’s manure to pile and compost to spread. Seedlings must be transplanted from trays to pots before eventually making their way into the ground. …

Organic agriculture is going mainstream, but not the way you think it is

One of the biggest knocks against the organics movement is that it has begun to ape conventional agriculture, adopting the latter’s monocultures, …

Successful Eco-Friendly Farmers Highlight Need for Policy Changes

<i>This is the second in a two-part series of reports on sustainable agriculture. Read part one here.</i><p>If a two-acre farm brings prosperity to a family, …

Farmer’s Notebook: How Integrated Farming Can Help Ensure a Sustainable Income

Agriculture is not just about growing crops, nor is it about the physical drudgery involved or about the vagaries of monsoon playing with the lives …

Cleaning up at Poopapalooza in Lunenburg

LUNENBURG -- One hour into Saturday's inaugural "Poopapalooza," Elizabeth Boudreau hauled two 5-gallon buckets of premium alpaca manure into her …

This Kerala student startup has found a way to make livestock feed rich in nutrients

The ability of Azolla to grow at lightning speed across the water and provide wholesome nutrients inspired Nikhil to use it as a form of livestock …

Farming

Local Farmers Will Replace Oil And Electric Companies, If A Purdue Prof Gets His Way

A Purdue University professor is developing a way for farmers to capture solar energy without blocking the sunlight their crops need.<p>The solar collectors being developed by Chemical Engineering Professor Rakesh Agrawal and his colleagues would capture infrared radiation for energy production while …

Clean Energy

Monsanto taps ag data sensors created by Madison-based Understory

Madison-based weather technology startup Understory has teamed up with agriculture giant Monsanto to bring localized weather reports to remote parts …

Integrated Prairie Farming Systems - Homesteading and Livestock

Staple crop production techniques are always evolving, but few strategies promise to change the game as much as Prairie STRIPS (Science-based Trials …

Intensive method to remove Asian carp finds early success at Creve Coeur Lake

Federal and Missouri state wildlife officials have successfully used a new technique to remove the majority of Asian carp from Creve Coeur Lake in …

'Fish oil' GM plant trial application submitted

<b>An application to conduct field trials of a genetically modified crop containing Omega-3 fatty acids normally found in oily fish has been submitted.</b><p>If approved by the government, the trials could begin at Rothamsted Research agricultural institute in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, this year.<p>The initial …

DNA Testing, Biocarbon And Custom Microbes: How These Startups Are Improving Soil Health

There’s increased pressure being placed on farmers to improve crop yields in order to feed a booming global population. But increasing those yields has become harder in the past few decades, which have seen increasing degradation of the health of an essential component of agriculture: the soil …

Farming

Construction of Rotterdam's Floating Farm Underway

Construction of Rotterdam's floating farm is underway with the construction of the three concrete floats that will form the foundations for the …

Farming

How flies and maggots are being bred to eat your food waste and keep Singapore clean

SINGAPORE: Imagine a packet of char kway teow which has seen better days. It’s a gloomy colour and is literally crawling. There are maggots devouring …

This Georgia rancher might be our best hope for a sustainable future

Ride shotgun on this game-changing farm in “One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts,” streaming now on Salon Premium<p>Will Harris, a good ol’ boy Georgia rancher, may well be our nation’s best bet for a better, more sustainable future. He's the subject of a documentary by Peter Byck, “One Hundred …

Gene editing: don’t bet the farm on this pig in a poke

It is very worrying not only to read about yet another blunder by the industrial farming sector (Pigs in the pink: gene editing is set to revolutionise the farming industry, 17 March) but also that the article didn’t attempt to counterbalance with a different viewpoint. We know that healthy, …

Farming