Water-Harvesting and Arid-Adapted Agrobiodiversity

Water-Harvesting and Arid-Adapted Agrobiodiversity

IDEA WATCH Water-Harvesting and Arid-Adapted Agrobiodiversity Buffering Desert Cities from Urban Heat Island Effects and Global Warming   By Gary Paul Nabhan Whenever I have a desire to be outside during the summer months as temperatures in Metro Tucson Arizona rise...
The Resurgence of Solar Agriculture

The Resurgence of Solar Agriculture

IDEA WATCH The Resurgence of Solar Agriculture Harvesting food and energy side by side By Sadie Babits Some ideas spring up overnight. Others take root more slowly, waiting for the right conditions to thrive.  Agrovoltaics, a system in which solar arrays and food...
Eyes on the High Seas

Eyes on the High Seas

©Blake Patterson OCEANS Eyes on the High Seas Illegal fishing is getting harder, thanks to public surveillance from space By W. Wayt Gibbs When the nonprofit groups Oceana and SkyTruth unveiled Global Fishing Watch (GFW) in 2014, their idea was to turn the power of...
Milk Without the Cow. Eggs Without the Chicken.

Milk Without the Cow. Eggs Without the Chicken.

IDEA WATCH Milk without the Cow. Eggs without the Chicken Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet   By Lindsey Doermann In 2008, the biotech industry had fallen on tough times: capital was drying up and businesses were...
This Is Roquette Science

This Is Roquette Science

FOOD This is Roquette Science How computerized arugula (aka roquette) farms take over the world   By Nathanael Johnson The latest world-changing idea for agriculture sprouted three years ago, not from a field but from a computer lab. In 2015, Caleb Harper, an MIT...

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