Aquaculture and the Growth of Land-Based Fisheries

CONTRIBUTORSChris VersaceLenore Elle HawkinsMark AbssyPUBLISHEDJUN 25, 2021 2:25PM EDT What is something that humans have been doing for almost as long as peoplehave been putting food on the table? While hunting comes to mind, certainly,there is something else that isn’t nearly as intensive and benefits fromeconomies of scale. It is, of course, fishing. Whether it’s used as a metaphorfor the value of…

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Question and Answers With Energime University Ambassador from Cameroon Patu Ndango Fen

Energime University- Patu tell us a bit about yourself. How did you decide to become an advocate for the environment and women specifically? I believe in the ability of youths to create opportunities for themselves and for others as a means of fighting unemployment. This pushed me to create my own social enterprise known as Closed-Loop System Ventures (CLSV) in 2016. This was…

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Competitiveness comes at scale for RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems) operations

Land-based systems play important roles for salmon aquaculture, but can RAS production ever catch up to net pens? Kuterra workers harvest farmed salmon at the company’s land-based RAS facility in British Columbia. By Tim Sprinkle In 2010, the SOS (Save Our Salmon) Marine Conservation Foundation entered into a unique partnership with the ‘Namgis First Nation in British Columbia. Their goal? To plan,…

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The Relation between Permaculture, Human Health & Holistic Well-being. How Body, Mind and Spirit Can Heal through the Application of Systems Design

Bill Mollison, the Australian researcher, scientist and “father of Permaculture” stated that Permaculture itself is the positivistic response to our environmental crisis. With this, Mollison means that people must observe their surroundings and formulate their knowledge around what their senses allow them to take in. Based on the interpretation of this sensory experience, humanity can derive information through reason and logic. Instead…

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Are Agricultural Farms the Main Polluters in Viet Nam?

By Paul A. Olivier PhD The Vietnamese people get upset when they see industrial pollution. Think back on the pollution generated by the Formosa Steel Plant and how people were thoroughly outraged. But one might argue that industrial pollution is only a small part of the pollution problem in Vietnam. One might argue that many of the same Vietnamese people who denounce industrial…

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World-changing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air

By Professor Ted Cocking. A major new technology enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilizers. Nitrogen fixation, the process by which nitrogen is converted to ammonia, is vital for plants to survive and grow. However, only a very small number of plants, most notably legumes (such as peas, beans and…

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Using Raw Earth and Waste Plastic to Construct Buildings is One Way to Combat Climate Change

By Dr. Paul Olivier We have seen so far that compressed earth blocks can be used to build animal pens, to make larval and red worm pods, to elevate aquaponic sand beds, to construct duckweed ponds, and so forth (Pork, Fish and Vegetables). They can also be used, of course, to construct houses. Social enterprises can engage small farmers to construct their…

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There’s a 95 percent chance the world will warm beyond a crucial tipping point — here’s what that means

By Kevin Loria By 2100, the world will be different. A newly published study estimates that there's a 95% chance global temperatures will rise more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. That's the level that's frequently considered the tipping point beyond which the consequences of climate change become catastrophic. The goal of the Paris Agreement was to set…

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