Spiky Blue Wendy Pavilion Travels Abroad to Clean the Air During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

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With Rise of Biofuels, Price of Tortillas Doubles in Guatemala

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As the  crop-based biofuels industry continues to grow, pressures on agricultural land are increasing all over the world. In some developing countries, diverting the use of valuable farmland for biofuel production is proving to be detrimental to the food supply. The latest example is in Guatemala, where soaring food prices, driven partly by biofuel demand, have doubled the cost of tortillas . Read the rest of With Rise of Biofuels, Price of Tortillas Doubles in Guatemala Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: African palm biofuel , agricultural land , bioethanol , biofuel production , biofuels industry , car industry , corn crops Guatemala , food or biofuels , food prices Guatemala , sugar cane biofuel , world economy

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Nice Architects Win First Prize for Lush Parkhill Development in Bratislava

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Flower Power: A Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Sensor That Monitors the Needs of Your Plants

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Now and again, even the best green thumb could use a little help taking care of their plants. French electronics company Parrot just unveiled a new gizmo at CES 2013 called the Flower Power that makes it easy to monitor the health of your leafy friends. The small branch-shaped device can be inserted into the soil of your houseplants or lawn and used to monitor moisture, sunlight, humidity, temperature, and fertilizer conditions via your smartphone. Their corresponding application holds a database of up to 6,000 species, helping you care for your specific plant. It is a busy world, and there are times when even the most diligent gardener could use a reminder on when to water their house plants. Parrot’s Flower Power sends you notifications and updates on your plants’ health via their Bluetooth-enabled sensor. A library of over 6,000 plants developed by botanists allows users to tailor their own care regiments. The AAA battery remains charged for six months, and the models come in both Emerald and Wood finishes. Parrot has yet to provide pricing and release information, but the Flower Power should be available soon. + Parrot Via Engadget

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