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