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  • Recession and renewables cut greenhouse emissions in 2009

    Greenhouse gas emissions decreased very sharply in 2009, by 7.1 % in the EU-27 and 6.9 % in the EU-15. These most recent results, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), confirm estimates made by the EEA last year. This decrease was largely the result of the economic recession of 2009, but also sustained strong growth in renewable energy. Professor Jacqueline McGlade, ...

  • Rapeseed-based animal feed cuts greenhouse gases by up to 13 per cent

    The use of rapeseed cake in the production of livestock feed cuts methane and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 13%, according to the initial results of the research carried out by Neiker-Tecnalia within the framework of the Life-Seed Capital project. Specifically, the incorporation of this oilseed plant into animal food cuts methane emissions by between 6% and 13% and carbon dioxide emissions by ...

  • Research and Markets: Global Greenhouse Horticulture Market 2012-2016: Market to grow at a CAGR of 10.1 percent over the period 2012-2016

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9rrhf6/global_greenhouse) has announced the addition of the "Global Greenhouse Horticulture Market 2012-2016" report to their offering. TechNavio's analysts ...


  • Dried mushrooms slow climate warming in northern forests

    The fight against climate warming has an unexpected ally in mushrooms growing in dry spruce forests covering Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia and other northern regions, a new UC Irvine study finds. When soil in these forests is warmed, fungi that feed on dead plant material dry out and produce significantly less climate-warming carbon dioxide than fungi in cooler, wetter soil. This came as a surprise ...

  • Geo-thermal Heating Projects

    Verbakel-Bomkas is aware that the availability of fossile fuels is finite. The use of available natural resources contributes to the development of green businesses. Geo-thermal heat offers many possibilities for horticulture. Geo-thermal heat originates from depths of 500 meter or deeper and comes from earth's core. The heat is useful for heating in both residential as in several industrial ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • New Energy Star Tool Offers Warm Homes and Cool Savings

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 24, 2007) With winter just around the corner, consumers now have access to a tool that can help them reduce their energy bills up to 25 percent by making some simple improvements around their home. The new tool from EPA, the Energy Star Home Advisor, provides consumers with customized recommendations for improving energy efficiency and comfort at home. Using energy more ...

  • VRTX prevails in side by side comparison with chemicals

    By adding environmentally-friendly cooling to ASDA’s list of green goals: to reduce waste, minimise packaging nd save energy, the ASDA distribution center in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, is helping the group live up to the title of ‘Multiple Environmental Retailer of the Year.” VRTX Technologies’ installation at this distribution center is contributing to ASDA's green credentials by saving ...


    By VRTX Technologies

  • Global temperature 2008: another top-ten year

    2008 is set to be cooler globally than recent years say Met Office and University of East Anglia climate scientists, but is still forecast to be one of the top-ten warmest years. Each January the Met Office, in conjunction with the University of East Anglia, issues a forecast of the global surface temperature for the coming year. The forecast takes into account known contributing factors, such as ...


    By The Met Office

  • Don`t miss a chance to book your stand at AgroLogistics Uzbekistan 2015

    International Trade Exhibition company ITE Uzbekistan and its partner I.T.E. Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd. (United Kingdom) are glad to invite Your company to participate in AgroLogistics Uzbekistan 2015 The exhibition covers every segment of the fresh produce business, features players from all the world's markets, and offers a complete overview of the market for all products and ...


    By ITE Uzbekistan

  • How to prevent the Xanthomonas bacterium from spreading

    Growers of strawberries and strawberry planting material are terrified of the quarantine organism Xanthomonas fragariae. If the bacterium is found, the affected parcel of land has to be partially or even fully cleared. Commissioned by trade association Plantum and the Strawberry Research Foundation, Wageningen UR performed research into how the pathogen is spread in order to prevent spreading. ...

  • Northeast Family Farmers Squeezed By Climate Change

    ITHACA, New York, July 13, 2007 (ENS) - While a warmer climate will trigger a longer growing season and the opportunity to experiment with new crops in the Northeast, 'it will also open the door to invasion by new and aggressive crop pests, damaging summer heat stress and serious challenges with water management,' warns David Wolfe, a Cornell University expert on the effects of climate change on ...

  • Crop Insurance Approved for Pivot-Irrigated Rice

    It has taken a lot of time and work (mostly by other people), but last week we finally got some good news in the pivot rice world. The USDA’s Risk Management Agency board of directors approved the application to provide crop insurance coverage for producers who want to grow rice with pivots. This means that by as early as next spring producers will be able to insure their pivot-irrigated ...


  • Scotland’s climate change targets are ambitious but achievable with new policies

    The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today advised the Scottish Government that the climate change targets set out in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act are ambitious, but would be achievable following a tightening of the EU framework in response to a global deal to cut emissions. Delivering the targets will require that steps are taken to significantly strengthen and to add to existing policies ...

  • Supporting climate-friendly food production

    This summer, record temperatures and limited rainfall parched vast areas of U.S. cropland, and with Earth’s surface air temperature projected to rise 0.69 degrees Celsius by 2030, global food production will be even more unpredictable, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). Although agriculture is a major driver of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • USDA Awards Research Grants to Address the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Agriculture Production

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today (April 22, 2014) that USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $6 million to 10 universities to study the effects of climate on agriculture production and develop strategies to provide farmers and ranchers with the solutions they need to supply the nation with quality food. Vilsack made the announcement during remarks at ...

  • High Tunnels Extend Alaska`s Growing Season

    Stephanie and Jim Gaiser take their cues for living from the Bible and say that when God created man, he put him in a garden. "That was his first line of work," Stephanie Gaiser said. "We believe man is really in his element when he's in the garden. And since it's Alaska, you need a little help." The Gaiser's Eden is a 72-foot seasonal high tunnel, a tall hoop house used to cover crops and extend ...


    By Associated Press

  • Colorado forest fires and the climate connection

    While many Americans set up camp to watch fireworks on July 4th, those in the Western U.S. were not as lucky. Firefighters didn’t get a holiday reprieve as they battled ongoing forest fires in Colorado. Plus, at least 40 cities in the state as well as many in neighboring states cancelled their fireworks shows due to the high risk of sparking new fires. Disappointed fireworks fans were the ...

  • World Governments Adopt Sustainable Fisheries Resolution

    NEW YORK, New York, (ENS) - Concerned that overfishing, illegal catches, wasteful methods and destructive techniques are depleting fish stocks and ruining fragile marine habitats in many parts of the world, the UN General Assembly Friday called on all nations to take 'immediate action,' to sustainably manage fish stocks, and protect vulnerable deep sea ecosystems from harmful fishing ...

  • Message from the Drought Crisis: Don’t put all your eggs in America’s breadbasket

    For those who spent this year’s mild winter worrying about how incredibly hot the summer would be, recent damages to crops and homes should come as little surprise. Although the abnormally early spring delivered some benefits—such as one of the best blue crab seasons in a long ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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