Posts tagged: Agriculture

Here’s What Happens When Floating Farms Meet Solar Power

By: Robert Harrington Have you heard of ‘floating farms’ that can harvest sunlight and rainwater to grow 20 tons of vegetables every day – amounting to thousands of tons of vegetables every year? Floating farms have been getting a big boost of late. With the extremes of drought and deluge occurring more frequently on every continent, […]

10 Sustainability Trends for Eco-Lux Hotels in 2015

It is always risky to make predictions for the future, but based on our observations and conversations with guests at our sustainable luxury hotels and lodges in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, we feel very confident that we will see the following trends and developments evolve for 2015. 1.  Off the beaten path beats tourism clusters […]

Newly-invented plastic from biomass degrades after use

  Researchers from North Dakota State University (NDSU) have discovered a way to make a new type of plastic that breaks down and degrades when exposed to a specific kind of light, which reduces it back to molecules. The scientists, whose work has been published in Angewandte Chemie, used fructose to create a molecular solution, […]

Juwi Group develops solar and agricultural park in the French Pyrenees

By Robin Whitlock Renewable energy company Juwi Group has constructed a unique solar and agricultural park in the French Pyrenees consisting of nearly 30,000 panels and which maintains the ecological heritage of the area. The solar and agricultural park covers a total size of 87 hectares at Ortaffa in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, […]

“Drift Catchers” Protect Organic Food

Organic farmers get angry when the chemicals they try so hard to avoid end up drifting over from neighboring farms…. But now a weapon no bigger than a vacuum cleaner will help them fight back. Courtesy: Tweet