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  • CLEAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS LIMITED SIGNS UP TO DESIGN A HALF MILLION HECTARE BIOENERGY PLANTATION IN TUNISIA

    CLEAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS LIMITED HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH A TUNISIAN CEMENT COMPANY TO DEVELOP A 500,000 HECTARE (1.2MILLION ACRES) BIOENERGY PLANTATION.  THE OIL FROM THAT PLANTATION WILL BE USED TO POWER CEMENT PLANTS IN TUNISIA, REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS BY MORE THAN 2,000,000* TONNES OF CO2 PER YEAR OVER THE NEXT 40 YEARS.  FURTHER, THE 574,500,000 TREES WILL SEQUESTER MORE ...

  • Healthy soil is essential for a biobased & circular economy

    The soil is the ground beneath our feet and the growth place for biomass. For a biobased & circular economy it is crucial to preserve this ‘pantry’ storage function of the soil. This is why Wageningen University & Research is performing dedicated research into various aspects of the soil, such as nutrients and organic material, smarter cultivation systems of a larger diversity ...

  • EPA administrator Jackson and agriculture secretary Vilsack meet with farmers, ranchers, and renewable energy leaders in Iowa

    Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with farmers and ranchers in Iowa to discuss EPA and USDA’s joint efforts to ensure that American agriculture continues to be productive. Jackson and Vilsack highlighted the cutting-edge conservation measures producers have pioneered over the past decades and met with renewable energy ...

  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company offers grants for community gardens and green spaces

    The goal: to plant 1,000 gardens and green spaces across the U.S., Canada and Europe by 2018. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company wants to make that happen and today launched a new program called GRO1000, offering $1,500 grants to deserving communities and organizations in the hopes it will get people involved in creating more community gardens and green spaces where they call home. "Something happens ...

  • American society of Agronomy presents 2010 fellows

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) will recognize the following individuals as 2010 ASA Fellows at a special Awards Ceremony during their Annual Meeting on Oct. 31-Nov.3 in Long Beach, CA, www.acsmeetings.org. ASA has been selecting outstanding members as Fellows since 1924. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional ...

  • New John Deere CS690 Cotton Stripper Maximizes Harvest Efficiency

    Cotton harvest on the High Plains is often a race against the elements. Fall weather can deteriorate quickly, reducing cotton yields, grades and grower profits. The revolutionary new CS690 Cotton Stripper from John Deere features an onboard module-building system that protects lint quality and enables growers to harvest faster, with less labor and other costs. In addition, the non-stop ...


    By John Deere

  • Challenges in soil and water conservation

    Productive soils and clean water are essential elements for economic and social prosperity and environmental sustainability. Throughout history, civilizations have thrived or collapsed based on the availability of these vital resources. The lack of arable land and evidence of soil degradation have been identified as causes for the fall of many ancient civilizations, such as those in Mesopotamia, ...

  • Study probes sources of Mississippi river phosphorus

    In their eagerness to cut nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico, people have often sought simple explanations for the problem: too many large animal operations, for instance, or farmers who apply too much fertilizer, which then flows into waterways. But according to new modeling research that examined phosphorus loading from all 1768 counties in the ...

  • Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

     The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle - it's fish. Specifically, thousands of an Australian freshwater species called barramundi - often dubbed Asian sea bass because of its similar sweet, white flaky flesh - in large tanks inside a warehouse. With global consumption of seafood ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pentair and Water Sector Groups Collaborate to Advance Sustainable Water Reuse in Agriculture

    The WateReuse Association, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and Pentair, a global leader in creating sustainable water solutions, have come together to help advance the development of sustainable agricultural practices by highlighting innovative farming approaches using water reuse technologies in a new video released in conjunction with the 20th Annual WateReuse Research Conference in ...


    By WateReuse

  • Monsanto´s Integrated Yield Pipeline Advances A Record 18 Projects Across Multiple Research Areas

    Monsanto's annual research and development update highlighted record project advancement across the company's breeding, biotechnology, and improved agronomics platforms, all aimed at sustainably maximizing farmer productivity while conserving resources like water and land. Through integrated research in breeding, biotechnology, and new technology areas such as Integrated Farming Systems? and ...


    By Monsanto Company

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 10–23 February 2011

    Below is a roundup of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 February 2011 New soybean varieties changing farmers' fortunes in Kenya More than 3,000 farmers in western Kenya have had their incomes tripled through a new project delivering superior soybean varieties. The Mumias Soybean Project, part of a bigger continental initiative, has developed drought and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Algae: 10 superstars with strategies for success

    From the low points like the closure of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Aquatic Species Program to highs like 2009′s “Summer of Algae”, aquatic organisms from cyanobacteria to macroalgae have maintained a hold over the imagination of a large cheering section of the biofuels industry, and indeed, the world. Lately, relentless television advertising from ...


    By Green Power Conferences

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