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Radical overhaul of agriculture can create farms that enhance rather than degrade the world’s ecosystems


New practices could double agricultural production, protect natural systems and be “game changer” for global food security STOCKHOLM (22 August 2011)—According to the authors of new research released today at the World Water Week in Stockholm, a radical transformation in … Continue reading

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Study estimates land available for biofuel crops


2011-01-10 University of Illinois CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Using detailed land analysis, Illinois researchers have found that biofuel crops cultivated on available land could produce up to half of the world’s current fuel consumption – without affecting food crops or pastureland. … Continue reading

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How does your green roof garden grow?


2010-12-29 American Society for Horticultural Science 5 common green roof plants tested for optimal substrate, drought conditions UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Growing plants on rooftops is an old concept that has evolved from simple sod roofing to roof gardens and … Continue reading

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