Friday, February 21st, 2014
A new online tool called Global Forest Watch employs a trove of high-resolution NASA satellite imagery and large amounts of computing power to help governments, conservation organizations, and concerned citizens monitor deforestation in “near-real time.”
Organized by the World Resources Institute (WRI), (more…)
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Compost is a popular way to dispose of household organic waste, at least during the summer. Composting your household waste helps to speed up the natural process of its decay through the growth of aerobic bacteria. These aerobic bacteria eat away within your compost, and while doing so the bacteria become a type of natural heating force within the (more…)
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Water is perhaps the most essential part of any agricultural setup – whether it’s rearing cattle or producing crops, it’s what makes the wheels go round and keeps both individual businesses as well as the agricultural industry as a whole going.
It comes as no surprise, then, to learn that agriculture accounts for 70% of fresh (more…)
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Kenya is no stranger to adaptation when it comes to food production. Kenya’s cultural and political underpinnings are reliant upon adaptation to current climatic conditions. Present predictions are that drastic adaptation will be necessary once again. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Association for Strengthening (more…)
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
“2013 was a turning point year for Tal-Ya,” says Founder and CEO Avi Tamir, “And 2014 will be even more so.” After years spent in research, perfecting the Tal-Ya trays and gaining patents in 69 different countries, in 2013 the Company went into commercial production mode and began selling the trays internationally. (more…)
Friday, June 7th, 2013
Traditional indoor greenhouses typically use white light, which is a combination of all colors in a spectrum. A Pinkhouse, on the other hand, is a vertical indoor farm that uses only red and blue light, which give the place a nice pink glow.
Proper lighting is crucial in indoor farms. In order to (more…)
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
First global study of the impacts of climate change on wine and conservation reveals loss of majority of current area suitable for grape growing by 2050 and expansion of vineyards into wildlife habitats.
Could your merlot be growing alongside the moose of Yellowstone National Park soon or in prime panda habitat in China? A new study by a team of (more…)
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
In a world where billions of people go hungry every day, the very idea that a good chunk of our global food production goes to waste sounds outrageous. But this is what happens. The problem is so serious that it has prompted the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to launch a campaign to reduce food (more…)
Friday, February 15th, 2013
Israel’s agritech sector is experiencing very positive momentum, with three major shows of confidence in the past week: the sale of Algatechnologies to GrovePoint Capital for an estimated value of $50 Million, the sale of engineered seeds company Rosetta Green to Monsanto for $35 Million, and the announcement of (more…)
Friday, April 27th, 2012
A new study warns that the continued expansion of large-scale oil palm plantations in Indonesian Borneo, particularly on the island’s peatlands, will became a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions without stricter forest protections.
According to researchers from Yale and Stanford (more…)