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Agropolis: The Future of Urban Agriculture?

Posted on September 16th, 2010

Last week at the Nordic Exceptional Trendshop 2010, held in Denmark, one presentation took urban agriculture to the next level. A collaboration with NASA, you might even say it launched urban agriculture out of this world, and into the future.The idea is called Agropolis, a combination grocery store, restaurant, and farm all in one building, employing the most advanced technologies in hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic farming.

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U.K. unprepared for climate change, must do more to adapt — report

Posted on September 16th, 2010

The United Kingdom is woefully unprepared for the inevitable impacts of climate change, despite efforts to curb carbon emissions. It must quickly do far more to prepare for impacts on water, weather, resources and health, a key government advisory body said today.The adaptation subcommittee of the independent Committee on Climate Change, created by the 2008 Climate Change Act, said a lot of preparatory work has already been done, but there are scant signs of concrete actions actually being taken, despite the fact that there is clear evidence Britain’s climate is already changing.

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Clean energy trade dispute with China is amplified in political season

Posted on September 15th, 2010

Small business coalitions are blaming the Senate for American job losses resulting from a failure to embrace climate legislation that would build up U.S. markets for clean energy technology. Further, the political stalemate opens the door to costly U.S.-China trade disputes as China steams ahead to expand its green technology manufacturing base.

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NEWS IN FOCUS

Plan to control spreading marsh at Cleethorpes beach

September 10th, 2010

A management plan is being drawn up to control the spread of salt marsh at Cleethorpes beach, North East Lincolnshire Council has said.

More insight into radioactive salt marshes

September 10th, 2010

The development of salt marshes, vegetated areas periodically flooded by the sea, occurs differently than was previously thought. This is apparent from measurements conducted by Dutch researcher Alma de Groot.

Work carried out to protect Severn Estuary salt marshes

September 10th, 2010

Work has been taking place to protect tidal salt marshes on the banks of the Severn Estuary from the impact of climate change.