Spread says it will open the fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process Source: Japanese firm to open world’s first robot-run farm | Environment | The Guardian Advertisements
Climate change is reshaping land and lives in India’s Sundarbans region, where paddies are being overrun by saltwater. But resilient varieties of rice may let vulnerable families stay a while longer. Source: Salt-Resistant Rice Offers Hope For Farmers Clinging To Disappearing Islands : The Salt : NPR
Farming in California is getting more efficient — but still has some big problems – A guide to California’s drought and water crisis – Vox.
Study: Vegetables Irrigated With Human Wastewater Can Absorb Drugs · Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News · Environmental Leader.
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These two are pretty useful: A teenager uses coding to fight corruption: http://www.vice.com/read/greenhouse-app-hannah-ewens-nick-rubin-201?utm_source=vicefbus http://thisbigcity.net/infographic-cheating-your-way-to-successful-urban-farming/ Utilities working against distributed solar: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/08/florida-utilities-working-crush-nascent-solar-industry/
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