News tagged with urban agriculture

Finding Chicago's food gardens with Google Earth

Urban agriculture is promoted as a strategy for dealing with food insecurity, stimulating economic development, and combating diet-related health problems in cities. However, up to now, no one has known how much gardening ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Other
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The Everglades still threatened by excess nutrients

Since 1985, a state agency has constructed and continues to maintain hundreds of square kilometers of wetlands built to regulate the amount of nutrients reaching the Everglades in southern Florida. But this is proving to ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Environment
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Turning hot air into energy savings

A team of students from the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside have been selected for a $15,000 grant from the EPA to develop a system could cut electricity bills up to 16 percent by ...

dateJun 16, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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'Vertical Farm' envisions tall future for farming

(AP) -- A new book by an urban agriculture visionary aims to change the way people think about farming, offering a look into a future where city skyscrapers - not rural fields - produce the world's food.

dateOct 28, 2010 in Other
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