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  • Selecting a Precision Ag Crop Scouting Solution: Use Near Real Time Data On and Off the Field

    Introducing the Ag Industry to Near Real Time Data When we discuss the benefits of near real-time data as it relates to agricultural applications, we are really talking about the ability of crop consultants to advise growers, of agronomists to recommend inputs, of seed dealers to analyze growth performance, and of growers to identify areas of stress — all while standing at the ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Invasive alien species: a growing problem for environment and health

    Invasive alien species pose greater risks than previously thought for biodiversity, human health and economies, according to two new reports from the European Environment Agency (EEA). An alien or non-native species is an organism which humans have introduced –intentionally or accidentally -outside its previous range. It is deemed ‘invasive’ if it has negative ...

  • PV plants under construction in Chile grow 184% from last year

    The photovoltaic industry in Chile has seen a considerable change from 2013 to 2014 with a growth of 184% in plants under construction. PV Insider published a free roadmap that includes maps of plants in operation and construction as well as profiles of each developer with activities in the country. Last October 2013 Chile approved the Law to Encourage the Generation of Non-Conventional Renewable ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • The First of a Million Trees Grows in the Bronx

    NEW YORK, New York, October 11, 2007 (ENS) - Working together, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Restoration Project founder Bette Midler planted a tree in the Bronx on Tuesday as the first of one million trees to be placed throughout the five boroughs in the next decade. The mayor and the entertainer-environmentalist planted a Carolina Silverbell tree in the Morrisania section of ...

  • Mongolia, one of the world`s fastest-growing economies, named as global host of World Environment Day 2013

    Mongolia, which is prioritizing a Green Economy shift across its big economic sectors such as mining and promoting environmental awareness among youth, is to host this year’s World Environment Day (WED) celebrations on June 5, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. The 2013 theme for the event, the single biggest day for positive action on the environment worldwide, is ...

  • Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

    More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, ...

  • Scientists Develop Fast-Growing Sorghum for Biofuel

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - American cars and trucks may soon be fueled with sorghum. Not used widely as a food grain in the United States, sorghum is one of the five top cereal crops in the world, along with wheat, oats, corn, and barley. It was cultivated in Egypt in ancient times, and Africa still is the largest producer of sorghum today. Now, energy crop ...

  • 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

  • Calls grow for action on stalled Amazon reserve proposals

    WWF and 33 other NGOs delivered a letter on Tuesday to Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva asking him to take decisive action to create new protected areas in the Amazon and Para regions. The letter followed a meeting earlier this month between top government officials and 12 forest residents – also known as extractivists -- whose lives depend on local natural resources in those ...


    By WWF International

  • Paying farmers to protect the environment?

    Carefully targeted payments to farmers could serve as an approach to protect the environment and to address growing concerns about climate change, biodiversity loss and water supply, FAO said today in its annual publication The State of Food and Agriculture. The report however cautions that payments for environmental services are not the best solution in all situations, and that significant ...

  • Knox Nursery Earns Veriflora® Certification for its Sustainable Growing Practices

    Knox Nursery, a top 100 young plant producer and finished annual grower, recently received Veriflora Certification for its sustainable growing practices. The 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals the company produces each ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • New Campaign Chops Down Growing Trend of Burning American Forests for Energy

    Southern forests are being burned for electricity, and a new campaign announced today aims to put an end to it. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Dogwood Alliance have launched “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” to raise awareness of an alarming and rapidly-growing practice of logging forests and burning the trees as fuel to generate electricity At the forefront of burning ...

  • Heineken N.V. grows net profit (beia) by 19.7% organically in a transformational year

    Amsterdam, 16 February 2011 - Heineken N.V. today announced:On an organic basis, a net profit (beia)[1] increase of 19.7%, driven by solid EBIT (beia) growth and lower interest expense; Net profit was up 41% to €1,436 million partly due to changes in consolidation ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts North´s Growing Seasons

    Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study based on a 30-year record of land surface and newly improved satellite data sets. An international team of university and NASA scientists examined the relationship between changes in surface ...

  • NRDC and Berkeley Food Institute Announce Winners of the 2014 Growing Green Awards

    Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) celebrate four remarkable leaders who are advancing sustainable food and agriculture at the sixth annual Growing Green Awards. Chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted across the country by a renowned panel of judges, the 2014 ...

  • Mexico to host World Environment Day 2009

    Mexico, a country at the crossroads of the Green Economy and one increasingly in the centre of regional and global affairs will host the international 2009 World Environment Day celebrations. The theme chosen by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which coordinates the day on 5 June on behalf of the UN system and the peoples of the world, will be 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate ...

  • Maryland, Michigan Farmers Keep Soil, Environment Healthy

    As farming practices increasingly attract interest from the general public, two farmers are ensuring they meet public approval. They use proven management practices that focus on improving soil quality and maintaining a quality natural environment. In fact, getting the right nutrients to where they belong and in the right amounts when they’re needed enables them to improve yields while ...

  • Bekaert realigns activities with new business environment

    In response to fast but structural changes in the global solar energy market, to growing uncertainty in other markets and to longer term overall instability, Bekaert has announced today a major realignment program, consisting of two lines of action: actions directly related to the changed market environment include the measures and plans to rightsize Bekaert’s global sawing wire operations ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • Billion tree campaign grows past 3 billion mark, says UN agency

    An effort to fight climate change through reforestation, seeded at the grassroots level, has now blossomed into a woodland of over 3 billion trees, with the confirmation that over 300 million were planted in Turkey in 2008, the United Nations announced today. In response to its success, the Billion Tree Campaign, which is under the patronage of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Kenyan Green Belt ...


    By United Nations

  • Papyrus plant detox for slaughterhouses

    Humans have used the papyrus sedge for millennia. The Ancient Egyptians wrote on it, it can be made into highly buoyant boats, it is grown for ornamentation and parts can even be eaten. Now, writing in the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, researchers in Uganda have demonstrated that growing papyrus can be used to soak up toxins and other noxious residues from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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