High Tech Farms

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 19th, 2013

High Tech Farms

Farming has become a huge problem in the United States. With less than 1% of the population identifying themselves as farmers, it becomes necessary to find innovative solutions. Eric Maundu, founder of Kijani Grows, believes he’s found a solution through alternative farming and educating the next generation.

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How Better-Trained Farmers Are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Global Envision   
June 24th, 2013

How Better-Trained Farmers Are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Brazil faces an environmental disaster with the Amazon quickly diminishing. Thanks to efforts from groups like Imazon, the deforestation has been drastically hindered.

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Indigenous Resistance Grows Strong In Keystone XL Battle

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
May 9th, 2013

Indigenous Resistance Grows Strong In Keystone XL Battle

Opposition against the Keystone XL pipeline is connecting communities through a massive stand of resistance and common values.

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One Woman’s Heroic Efforts To Restore More Than Just Rwanda’s Forests

allAfrica   
April 15th, 2013

One Woman’s Heroic Efforts To Restore More Than Just Rwanda’s Forests

After the Rwandan genocide, Rose Mukankomeje took the initiative to bring people together to protect their natural resources and, in the process, restore communities devastated by conflict.

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Underwater Robots Listen For Call Of Endangered Right Whales

treehugger   
January 16th, 2013

Underwater Robots Listen For Call Of Endangered Right Whales

With fewer than 500 right whales remaining in the wild, the species has been devastated. Shipping accidents account for many deaths, but now, new technology uses underwater robots that pick up calls from the whales and alerts nearby researchers of their location, who can then take action to protect them.

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How Two Plant Geeks Grew A ‘Paradise’ In A Blighted Backyard

YES! Magazine   
June 25th, 2013

How Two Plant Geeks Grew A ‘Paradise’ In A Blighted Backyard

In Holyoke, Massachusetts, two friends decided to turn their front yard into more than just a lawn. The two highlight the ingenuity any individual can have in having a healthier and cheaper diet while making use of commonly disregarded land.

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Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

allAfrica   
June 4th, 2013

Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

In Nigeria, education in the usage of pesticides is virtually non-existent. John Gushit, a researcher from the University of Jos, personally experienced the dangers of pesticide misuse and decided to teach farmers how to reduce exposure through the use of a common cell phone.

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Meet The Iraqi Who Started His Country’s Only Environmental Organization

Co.EXIST   
April 20th, 2013

Meet The Iraqi Who Started His Country’s Only Environmental Organization

Azzam Alwash returned to Iraq determined to reverse the environmental degradation that occurred in the country’s marshes from years of neglect, violence, and conflict. The revival of these marshes will not only help the land, but also aid irrigation efforts and farm production.

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North Of England Gym Becomes First To Turn Exercise Into Energy

PositiveNews   
January 22nd, 2013

North Of England Gym Becomes First To Turn Exercise Into Energy

A gym in England is putting a new spin on exercise- health enthusiasts not only get a work out, but also generate power through the energy produced during exercise sessions on the gym’s machines.

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A Sustainable Garbage Bag That Reveals Its Contents Before It’s Thrown Out

GOOD   
January 11th, 2013

A Sustainable Garbage Bag That Reveals Its Contents Before It’s Thrown Out

Dutch designers Waarmakers have created sustainable, transparent garbage bags for discarding unwanted items that are still in good condition. The hope is that the bags will be left out in the street and seen by passerby, who will then pick them up and make use of the contents.

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