Sustainable living

The solar power forecast to account for one third of new electricity generation by 2040: China becoming the global leader

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 China announced it's plan to reduce the usage of fossil fuels over the next 15 years, and further increase it's investments in solar power. This project is in agreement with UN's new pledge to cut carbon emissions around the globe.

August 07, 2015

Northern China facing soil drying issues: Increased farming activities a leading cause

Newly published research, investigating the relationship between increased food production and soil drying issues in northern China, suggest the increase in agricultural activities may be responsible for the strong decreasing trends of soil moisture. The research sugges

July 23, 2015

Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humankind in jeopardy

If humans continue destroying plants at the current pace, the lack of irreplaceable biomass may soon endanger present human civilization and make it unsustainable - according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the Na

July 17, 2015

United Nations urged to ensure open plant genomes

A plant scientist from The Australian National University (ANU) has called for the United Nations to guarantee free and open access to plant DNA sequences to enable scientists to continue work to sustainably intensify world food production. Dr Norman Warthmann, a plant

March 23, 2015

U.S. food prices rising 367% faster than inflation; chemical agriculture headed for catastrophic failure

Food prices are now skyrocketing across the USA, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their most recent report (1) reveals that prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs leaped 7.7 percent over the last year. That's nearly 367% higher than the official 2.1%

June 18, 2014

Airathon OR Heirathon

Loving My Future Ancestors Overtly In Nashville, TN I would like to open this with a quote from “The Cowardly Lion” in “The Wizard of Oz”  “Unusual weather were havin’, aint it!” One morning, about

March 09, 2014

New miracle material poised to alleviate the global water and energy crisis

Daunting observations made in the Population Institute report, "2030: The 'Perfect Storm' Scenario," clearly illustrate the dire need for innovative solutions concerning the pending worldwide energy and water crisis. According to Science Daily,

November 04, 2013

$300 underground greenhouse grows produce year-round, even in severe climates

With staggering food prices and shortages looming, there's no better time to grow your own produce. Sadly, most greenhouses are expensive to build and impractical to heat during cold, wintery conditions. Thankfully, a solution is found with the Walipini.

September 01, 2013

Food MythBusters: Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

The biggest players in the food industry - from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers - spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really

June 24, 2013

Solar-powered airplane to embark on cross-country tour in May

Swiss team Solar Impulse has announced on March 29, 2013 that they will fly from US west coast to the east coast in May '2013 using their solar-powered airplane HB-SIA. It will be a public awareness trip from California to New York ending early July. By 2015, the

April 03, 2013

How can cattle help us fight back desertification?

In this informative TED talk, biologist and environmentalist Allan Savory talks about the need to mimic nature - by using livestock. Challenging the belief that cattle grazing causes desertification, he claims we can even reduce atmospheric carbon levels to that of

March 10, 2013

Hiware bazar - 'the miracle water village'

Here's the inspirational tale of Hiware bazar, a drought-prone Indian village which became self-sufficient in water after facing acute water shortage. Under the leadership of Popatrao Baguji Pawar, water conservation programs and irrigation systems were

November 10, 2012

Denmark achieves solar energy goal eight years in advance

Earlier this year, Denmark's parliament resolved to increase share of renewable energy to 35% among Danish energy supply by 2020, making it to 100% by 2050. Denmark recently announced that the nation will achieve its 2020-goal of 200 MW solar cell capacity this year,

October 11, 2012

Glass orb that concentrates sunlight up to 10000 times!

A spherical glass solar energy generator, which even has potential to harvest lunar energy for producing electricity is center of attraction these days. This innovation by Barcelona-based German Architect André Broessel is called  ß.torics system. This device

September 20, 2012

Millions against Monsanto: The food fight of our lives

"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the

April 16, 2012

California high-speed rail: environmental friend or foe

California is currently faced with an opportunity to change the face of mass transportation by pioneering and leading the way to a cleaner and faster mode of transportation that could realistically use less air pollutants, less land, have a minimal impact on

March 25, 2012

Poland's 'Festival of Nature and Culture' takes unified stand against GMOs

It is sometimes easy to forget that people from nations all over the world, and not just from here in the US, are having to fight against the forces of evil that seek to overtake their agricultural systems in favor of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). And citizens

December 17, 2011

Biotech's dirty tricks exposed in new documentary: 'Scientists Under Attack'

"One question means one career." This was the harsh warning of UC Berkeley Professor Ignacio Chapela for those daring to conduct independent research on genetically engineered foods and crops. "You ask one question, you get the answer and you might or might not be able

October 08, 2011

About 600,000 square miles of land globally gobbled up by cities in the next 20 years

In the next 20 years, more than 590,000 square miles of land globally - more than twice the size of Texas - will be gobbled up by cities, a trend that shows no signs of stopping and one that could pose threats on several levels, says a Texas A and M University

September 20, 2011

Big Spring, Texas to recycle urine

The drought in Texas has gotten so severe municipal water managers have turned to a once untenable idea: recycling sewage water. Water for the town's 27,000 residents comes through the Colorado River Municipal Water District, which has broken ground on a plant to

August 05, 2011

1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year

According to staggering new statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to some 1.3 billion tons per year. In the developing world, over

July 04, 2011

Peru implements ten-year ban on GMOs

A rarity in the world today, the South American nation of Peru has yet to be contaminated by the import, cultivation, or breeding of any genetically-modified (GM) crops -- at least not openly -- unlike some of its nearby neighbors like Brazil that have openly and

June 24, 2011

African land grab could lead to future water conflicts

China, India and Saudi Arabia have lately leased vast tracts of land in sub-Saharan Africa at knockdown prices. Their primary aim is to grow food abroad using the water that African countries don't have the infrastructure to exploit. Doing so is cheaper and easier than

May 30, 2011

The false claims of GMOs

For years, biotechnology companies have been making lofty, unsubstantiated claims that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are the cure for world hunger, and that without them, people will starve to death. But according to many agricultural scientists and

May 24, 2011

EU agriculture chief slams GMOs, expresses strong support for natural agriculture

In a bold move that goes against the mainstream flow, European Union (EU) Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos recently denounced genetically-modified (GM) food crops, citing the fact that they fail to meet various "quality and diversity criteria" that consumers have

May 17, 2011

Hemp Oil Cures Cancer - "Run From The Cure" - The Rick Simpson Story (Video)

The cure for cancer, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, burns, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, diarea, glaucoma, scar tissue, skin alleriges, ulcers, snoring and many more...After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition

May 16, 2011

1/3 of all food goes to waste while billions people starving

About one third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, according to a study commissioned by the United Nations food agency. That amounts to more than one billion tonnes of waste around the world every year.The study recommends that developing

May 12, 2011

Could crop ancestors feed the world?

The world is facing starvation as climate change disrupts food production and the population booms and science’s last hope may be locked inside Syria's forgotten wild plants.The race is on to develop and test improved crop varieties to feed the world's growing

May 02, 2011

Major energy discovery - the light field can generate magnetic effects that are 100 million times stronger than thought possible

Stephen Rand, a researcher and proffessor at the University of Michigan, and his colleagues discovered a dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light that could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells.The researchers found a way

May 02, 2011

Growing threat of wheat rust epidemics worldwide

ICARDA and  GlobalRust researchers meeting at a scientific conference in Aleppo this week reported that aggressive new strains of wheat rust diseases - called stem rust and stripe rust - have decimated up to 40% of farmers' wheat fields in recent harvests. Areas

April 30, 2011

Clean and green alternatives to uranium and gasoline

In light of latest nuclear disasters and remembering Chernobyl disaster we bring our attention to the unfair use of uranium as a fuel to create nuclear energy for mass energy and gasoline as ultimate source power for cars, ships and planes. Some of not so latest

April 26, 2011

Libya warns of disaster if 'Great Man-Made River' hit

Libya warned on Sunday that NATO-led air strikes could cause a "human and environmental disaster" if they damaged the country's massive Great Man-Made River (GMMR) project.Built at a cost of 33 billion dollars, the GMMR extracts water from deep beneath the Sahara

April 06, 2011

Merkel calls for nuclear power changes

BRUSSELS (AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday nuclear energy policy across the European Union has to fundamentally change to take the fallout of Japan's nuclear accident into account.Merkel has already ordered the temporary closure of seven of Germany's

March 24, 2011

Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good

Germany stands alone among the world's leading industrialized nations in its determination to abandon nuclear energy for good because of the technology's inherent risks.Europe's biggest economy is betting billions on expanding the use of renewable energy to meet its

March 24, 2011