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

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

World’s Biggest Indoor Vertical Farm Near NYC to Use 95% Less Water

Article by Kurt, filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category AeroFarms is on track to produce 2 million pounds of food per year in its 70,000-square-foot facility in Newark, under construction less than an hour outside of Manhattan. Their efficient operation, based on previous experience at similar but smaller facilities, can accomplish this astonishing… Continue reading World’s Biggest Indoor Vertical Farm Near NYC to Use 95% Less Water

We’re on track to lose a huge chunk of the world’s animal populations

By Lindsey Pulse Oct 27th 2016 11:59AM The world’s animal species are dying, and humans are a big reason why. The World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report shows global populations of wild mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles declined 58 percent on average between 1970 and 2012. Broken down, those numbers look like this: Land… Continue reading We’re on track to lose a huge chunk of the world’s animal populations

Climate Science: Revolution is Here

A host of innovations in energy technology is transforming the climate-change outlook – one of the world’s three required paradigm shifts. by Paul Rogers A wind farm in Elan Valley, Wales. (Photo: Richard Walker/flickr/cc) Heatwaves of more than 50⁰C in Iraq and India in recent weeks are yet further indications that climate disruption is a… Continue reading Climate Science: Revolution is Here

Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment

The EPA hasn’t released a study on ethanol or any other biofuel in years. By Erin Marquis  Aug 25th 2016 A new study released by the University of Michigan on Thursday found the assumption that biofuels are better for the environment than gasoline is just that – an assumption. The new research shows that plant-based… Continue reading Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment