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Can Agroecology Save Us From “Scorched-Earth” Agriculture?

By Henrietta Moore, The Ecologist | Op-Ed http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30777-can-agroecology-save-us-from-scorched-earth-agriculture How do we meet the challenge of providing enough food for everyone while protecting biodiversity and reducing agriculture's...

Building and Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder

http://blog.rmi.org/blog_2015_05_12_building_and_climbing_the_solar_energy_ladder Laurie Guevara-​Stone Writer / Editor Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to...

Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields

Training Pakistani cotton farmers in pest management. (Photo: IPRI) By Jules Pretty and Zareen Pervez Bharucha, The Conversation | Report Pesticides are intended to be harmful. They kill pests, diseases and weeds. But some also harm humans and wildlife. Pesticides are...

Four surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

By Michael T. Klare on 16 Apr 2015 Cross-posted from Tom Dispatch Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on...

One heck of a high-tech hothouse

Ashley Joannou Glenn Scott has a dream of cultivating the Yukon’s first homegrown banana. He says it with a smile, like he knows it’s a long shot, but when you look around where he’s standing, the idea doesn’t seem completely outside the realm of possibility. Scott is...

Greenhouse Crops

Greenhouse Double-polyethylene-covered greenhouse (courtesy Isis Gagnon-Grenier). http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/greenhouse-crops/ Today's greenhouse industry uses the most modern technologies, which allow it to reduce their negative effects on the...