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22 Organizations Working to Restore Soils in 2016

Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017

According to the recent United Nations report, Status of the World’s Soil Resources, the world can ameliorate soil degradation if more sustainable practices are promptly implemented. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines soil degradation as “a change in the soil health status resulting in a diminished capacity of the …

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A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment

Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017

By BETH GARDINER MAY 17, 2016 When Gabe Brown and his wife bought their farm near Bismarck, North Dakota, from her parents in 1991, testing found the soil badly depleted, its carbon down to just a quarter of levels once considered natural in the area. Today the Brown farm and ranch …

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Can conservation agriculture combat climate change in tropical regions?

Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Conservation agriculture (often termed CA) is often claimed to lock up (“sequester”) carbon in soil and thus contribute to the “mitigation” of climate change. Scientists at Rothamsted Research, which is strategically funded by the BBSRC, and colleagues at The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), in the U.K., Delhi …

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Dell Packaging Made From Recycled Ocean Plastics, an IT Industry First

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017

Dell is the latest company to turn ocean plastics into new products and packaging as businesses increasingly address the problem of plastic waste — and see potential in creating circular supply chains and using recycled materials. Dell today said it has developed the technology industry’s first packaging trays made with …

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Watch this truck roll out solar panels like a carpet

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

A company patented technology that can roll solar panels out like a carpet — and it’s amazing. Called Roll-Array, the technology can be towed by any 4X4 car, like a Range Rover or Land Rover. It was developed by Renovagen, a company formed in 2012 specifically to develop the rollable solar array. …

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Engineer creates a device capable of producing drinking water in the desert

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Spanish inventor, Enrique Veiga, has created a machine that condenses water from the atmosphere into drinkable, filtered water. The machine runs on the same amount of electricity a domestic washing machine would use and condenses the water to 30 degrees Celcius at a relative humidity of 17%.  The water is …

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The Living Machine Laboratory

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

At  Antonia Bava Landscape Architects we have had the privilege of designing and overseeing ongoing maintenance for the landscaping within the Living Machine at the LEED Platinum SFPUC Administrative Office Building at 525 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco. This experience has given us a unique insight and understanding of the growing conditions, constraints and …

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FAO introduces conservation agriculture to mitigate climate impacts

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Soe, South Central Timor | Mon, October 17, 2016 Agriculture breakthrough – Teachers from state vocational school SMK Negeri 1 Soe show their students how to clear land using a conservation agriculture system introduced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Indonesia in Soe, South Central Timor, East Nusa Tenggara, …

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Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

When we harvest maize, we leave the stalks in the field. Parts of these stalks are eaten by the livestock. The fibrous part which is not eaten by the animals adds nutrients to the soil but, at the same time, when it rains, the stalks, used as mulch,help the soil …

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The Positive Impact of Conservation Agriculture

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Jenya Shandina takes to podium to share One Acre Fund stories, goals and successes. Photo by Sarah Goellner Kathryn Cawdrey wrote this as a guest editor for AgWeb.com. Conservation agriculture is critical for modern farming. With pressures from climate change and the need for sustainability, smallholder farmers and large corporations …

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