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What is Needed to Help Precision Agriculture To Grow?

February 10, 2016 by Mark Boyd

Precision agriculture has a huge potential in helping reduce farming inefficiencies, and creating a new relationship between urban areas and their food bowl. Here's how three emerging startups are speeding up their growth by making their systems connectable and accessible to farmers.[read more]

Rainmaker Population Helping Remedy California Drought Woes

January 5, 2016 by Mark LeChevallier

With California in the midst of its worst drought in 1,200 years, the state is finding hope from an influx of rainmakers determined to provide much needed relief for the over-taxed water supply.[read more]

Enervee Score Provides Daily Energy Efficiency Reporting For Home Appliances

January 5, 2016 by Glenn Meyers

Many consumers today purchase home appliances based on one primary factor – purchase price. While features and energy efficiency are important, they certainly don’t take top billing when it comes to paying at the cash register. The Enervee Marketplace, a web site that utilities can use to allow consumers to research appliance purchases, attempts to educate consumers so they know the cost of the appliance over its life span, including energy.[read more]

The Difference Between Micro Gardening & Sprouting

January 4, 2016 by Kay hebbourn

As I contemplate the plan for the garden this year I’m remembering how difficult it was last year to grow lots of things. We had a mild winter followed by a cool, wet and windy summer with very little sunshine and warmth.[read more]

5 Reasons to Know Your Farmer & Food Maker

January 1, 2016 by Barnraiser. Us

The Practical Reason: As humans, we can be a little particular about how we do things. It’s good to have people you trust providing you with the things you need. Food is one of those things you need.[read more]

Choosing the Right Waste Stationary Compactor for Your Industry

December 29, 2015 by erichlawson

Today, landfills as well as other waste disposal facilities are filled to capacity giving rise to new waste management challenges. Different industry players are now charged with the responsibility of finding new alternatives to waste management among them the use of waste stationary compactors and containers for effective waste management.[read more]

A Look Back at the Food Trends of 2015

December 28, 2015 by Barnraiser. Us

Looks like the way to be trendy is to get a little traditional.[read more]

Looking Ahead: Food Trends of 2016

December 23, 2015 by Barnraiser. Us

The vegetable of the sea, seaweed is a member of the algae family and comes in a few varieties (easily divided by color). It’s alluringly sustainable; it doesn’t require fresh water or land to grow. It’s a good, but not primary, source for protein, Omega-3s, calcium, and minerals and it’s the best for iodine. Eating seaweed will also help you expand into a new flavor profile: umami.[read more]

Cycling to the Boro-ichi Market in Setagaya, Tokyo

December 18, 2015 by Byron Kidd

Setagaya Boro-ichi has been officially recognised as one of Tokyo's intangible cultural assets dating back over 430 years. Beginning in he 1570s as a "free market" where taxes were removed to boost the ailing economy Boro-ichi flourished as a place to buy and sell old fabric scraps. Later Boro-ichi became a year-end market adding farming equipment and New Years goods to the list if items on sale and was held on December 15th each year.[read more]

Leapfrog or Lock-in? Exploring the Potential Impact of Carsharing

December 17, 2015 by TheCityFix - produced by WRICities

Growing from 6 operators in 2012 to 41 by mid-2015, carsharing is rapidly expanding in emerging markets worldwide. What is the future of carsharing? What impact will this innovation have on cities?[read more]

Project Aims to Uncover Hundreds of Buried Rivers in São Paulo, Brazil

December 10, 2015 by The Global Grid

The map that illustrates the blue city shows an expansive mesh of rivers that run under the city; something that is impossible to “un-see.” Once you are aware that water is always present, well below your feet and with a maximum depth of 300 meters, it is not possible to look at the artificial environment we have created, aboveground, in the same way.[read more]

In São Paulo, School Children Work to Build a Neighborhood of Mobility for All

December 8, 2015 by The Global Grid

The project began during the World Cup (2014), with students mapping out locations they thought tourists would like, and creating and distributing brochures in three languages. They were able to get 50 supporters on Catarse (a crowdfunding site) providing R$ 3,670 (USD $1,178) in just 23 days, which financed the production of 2,000 brochures and 200 banners. In 2015, Caio was joined by another educator, Renata, to coordinate activities with the students.[read more]