What’s brown and magic? — Running wild

It is beneath your feet and grows the food you eat, but as a society we take it for granted. The good old brown stuff, soil, is one of our unsung heroes. Trees and bees get all the attention – they are, let’s face it, rather more active and endearing than soil. However, it is […]

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The World’s First Zero-Emissions Fossil-Fuel Power Plant is on The Way — EconScan

“Net Power, a North Carolina-based energy startup, is making a $150-million investment in a new approach to deploy carbon-capture technology that it believes could completely change the way we use natural gas to generate electricity. This new system uses carbon dioxide to achieve heat transfer and gets much higher efficiencies as a result. The Allam […]

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Our Bees are disappearing! — Beekeeping with Byron

In case the news hasn’t reached your ears yet Colony Collapse Disorder has been ripping through out the western world since 2006. It is when the majority of the bees from the hive have flown away, leaving the queen, a few nursing bees and a bunch of larvae. Even though there are many theories as […]

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What can we learn from farmer-led research? — sunao

Last week I attended Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario’s (EFAO’s) Farmer-led Research Workshop. As I entered the room on Day 1, I was pleased to see that participants were already deep in conversation – some were meeting for the first time, while others were catching up since the last time they met. This workshop provided […]

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