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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Finding the balance - energy, food, housing, jobs...

Finding the balance. - 9 billion by 2050, this brings many challenges to us and future generations, the main topics have ...

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The wealth and potential of solar energy

David Bresch, Swiss Re's Global Head Sustainability, talks about the wealth of solar energy and a future that doesn't rely ...

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The next generation of (urban) farmers

A while back I posted about an organization called NY Sun Works which provides New York students an opportunity to ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works: The Greenhouse Project
http://nysunworks.org/thegreenhouseproject

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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What it will take to become a Type 1 civilization

I've recently watched a very thought-provoking TED Talk by Neill Blomkamp, the young South-African filmmaker who brought us "District 9" ...

STORY URL: TEDxVancouver - Neill Blomkamp - 11/21/09
About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people toget...

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Interesting article on how "Big Data" is changing farming

...is data key to ensuring global food security?

STORY URL: On America's Farms, Data Is the New Cash Crop
Today's farmers are using all of the technology at their disposal to increase yields, critical if we hope to feed a rapidly growing population.

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Solar ~ Hut(s)

The story is simple - There are very hot sunny days in many parts of the Earth. The question is simple ...

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What if we never run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Launch of agricultural subsidy program in Machakos, Kenya

Speech by H.E. Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, EBS during the launch of the agricultural subsidy program in Machakos County ...

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We are cheap - at least with food!

Today is Word Food day and the slogan is "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition". Currently we have ...

STORY URL: Cheap food is an addiction we must break
Tobias Jones: It's easy to make Tesco a pantomime villain, but shoppers and farmers must share the blame

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Happy world food day!

Happy world food day! Today we celebrate global food production, but maybe "celebration" is the wrong word. The world food ...

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Solar Impulse - un moyen extraordinaire...

Bertrand Piccard, initiateur et président du projet Solar Impulse, a trouvé un moyen extraordinaire pour démontrer ce que le courage ...

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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions around the topic ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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How to feed 9 billion people: an insurance approach!

With global population expected to top 9 billion by 2050, ensuring food security for the world poses a major challenge ...

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