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...
Is the grass greener on the other side?

Is the grass greener on the other side?

SCIENCE SHORTS Is the grass greener on the other side? Drug legalization could both help and hurt the environment   By Hillary Rosner Social transformations that once took generations to cement now seem to cover the globe in a matter of years. The legalization of...