Urban Farming 101: How To Start An Urban Farm

May 2, 2016 by  
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Urban farming is a trend that appears to be here to stay, and is even catching on at airports, shipping containers and rooftops. I recently attended a lively session at the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference in Lexington,…

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Green Power, Meet Fiddler (On The Roof)

April 1, 2016 by  
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Wind energy is green power. On that we can agree. Where there hasn’t been widespread agreement however is in how to best harness the potential of wind energy – on a mass scale.  Five Southern Methodist University seniors believe they have harnessed…

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Has Solar Energy Technology Evolved?

April 1, 2016 by  
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Installed solar energy capacity in the U.S. is growing dramatically, with numerous record-shattering years in a row. There is now enough installed solar energy to power over 4.6 million U.S. homes and a new solar project is installed every two…

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Massive Los Angeles methane leak declared permanently sealed

February 19, 2016 by  
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Since October, an underground natural gas storage well in Aliso Canyon , California has been belching up thousands of pounds of methane into the atmosphere every hour while the Southern California Gas Company desperately scrambled to close up the leaky pipe casing. Last week, it seemed the leak had finally been plugged , and today SoCal Gas confirmed that the leak has been permanently sealed . Read the rest of Massive Los Angeles methane leak declared permanently sealed

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Nearby Earth-like planet could be the ‘most important’ find in modern astronomy

November 12, 2015 by  
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Scientists are studying a rocky Earth-like planet closely orbiting another star in our solar system, and they say it could be “the most important planet ever found outside the solar system,” the Guardian reports . Located in the Vela constellation in our southern skies, GJ 1132b may not have a very exciting name, but measurements detailing its atmosphere, surface winds and chemical composition could lead to groundbreaking new insights. Read the rest of Nearby Earth-like planet could be the ‘most important’ find in modern astronomy

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Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

July 1, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , concrete house , courtyard , daylit home , glass facade , green architecture , hillside house , luxurious villa , Oak Pass House , southern california , Underground House , Walker Workshop

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The World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery is Coming to Southern California Edison

November 26, 2014 by  
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Battery developer AES Southland just announced that it will deliver the world’s largest lithium ion battery to Southern California Edison. The massive 400MW battery can provide 100MW of power for a total of four hours, which eclipses the previous record held by the State Grid Corporation of China with a 36MWh battery less than 1/10 the size of the Southern California Edison device. Read the rest of The World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery is Coming to Southern California Edison Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 400MW lithium ion battery , Advanced Energy Storage , AES , energy storage facility , lithium ion battery , SCE , southern california edison , world’s largest lithium ion battery

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Africa’s Western Black Rhino is Now Officially Extinct

November 2, 2014 by  
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Africa’s Western black rhino was officially declared extinct in 2011, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The subspecies was last seen in 2006. The Northern white rhino is also “ teetering on the edge of extinction ,” and Asia’s Javan Rhino may not be far behind if strong measures are not taken to stem poaching and improve conservation measures. This news came after the IUCN conducted a review of 60,000 species of animals and plants in order to update the Red List of Threatened Species . Read the rest of Africa’s Western Black Rhino is Now Officially Extinct Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amphibian , fauna and flora , habitat destruction , IUCN , nature conservation , Northern white rhino , poaching , red list of threatened species , Southern white rhino , Western black rhino , Wildlife conservation

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Kenya’s Northern White Rhino Faces Imminent Extinction After One of Two Remaining Males Dies

October 20, 2014 by  
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Last year, the  International Union for the Conservation of Nature  (IUCN) declared that Africa’s Western black rhino was officially extinct . At the time, they also noted that the Northern white rhino was also “ teetering on the edge of extinction .” Unfortunately, today it was announced that extinction for the Northern White Rhino may be inevitable after one of two remaining male rhinos died suddenly at a wildlife conservancy. Read the rest of Kenya’s Northern White Rhino Faces Imminent Extinction After One of Two Remaining Males Dies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa’s Western rhino , extinction , ivory , nairobi , Northern white rhino , Ol Pejeta Conservancy , Southern white rhino

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International Court of Justice Orders Temporary Halt on Japanese Antarctic Whaling

March 31, 2014 by  
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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) this week declared that Japan’s Southern Ocean whale hunt was illegal under international law. After a three week hearing, the court said that Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program in the Antarctic failed to meet the conditions for scientific whaling under regulations set by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and ordered a temporary halt. Read the rest of International Court of Justice Orders Temporary Halt on Japanese Antarctic Whaling Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: illegal whaling , International Court of Justice , international fund for animal welfare , International Whaling Commission , japanese whaling , Southern Ocean , Southern Ocean Sanctuary , whaling        

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