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ROSE GEORGE, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explains the untapped power of sewage.
Publicó ayer en Milenio. Lee el articulo aqui: Investigadores de la UNAM proponen la implantación de un sistema de captación de agua de lluvia en edificios públicos e industrias par ahorrar hasta un tercio de la extraída del subsuelo de … Continue reading
EARTH DAY: HELENE COOPER reports from Washinton DC: The Obama administration is proposing to add $408 million to a global fund to boost food production and encourage good farming practices in the developing world, the Treasury Department announced on Thursday. … Continue reading
Estimates show Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano is producing less CO2 emissions than the huge number of airline flights grounded from the volcano’s ash cloud. See full story in the UK Guardian here. The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano is unlikely to … Continue reading
Photo from Boston Globe’s Earth Day 2010 Slideshow.
How much water do you use every day? Your household water meter only tells part of the story — what was directly used for washing, cooking and other tasks. But what about the water that was used to grow the … Continue reading
(…) The first comprehensive assessment of the impact of genetically modified crops on American farmers, who have rapidly adopted them since their introduction in 1996, (…) was issued by the National Research Council, which is affiliated with the National Academy … Continue reading
See related article here.
Taller Práctico: Captación de Agua Pluvial a Nivel Casero: sábado 24 de abril, 2010, Col. Roma, México DF
On March 25th, US Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] introduced H.R. 4971: Greening Food Deserts Act to the House of Representatives. The legislation is documented by the federal government and can be accessed here : To increase the emphasis on urban … Continue reading
While the Government slumbers through spring break, President Obama: (…) bypass(ed) a vacationing senate to make recess appointments of 15 nominees, including an Indian American; agricultural scientist (Dr. Islam A. Siddiqui,) as chief agricultural negotiator in trade talks. (Economic Times, … Continue reading
From today’s NYTimes Opinionator– Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson on the amazing nature of trees: read it here.