United Nations director proposes hydroponics to solve date palm oil problem

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The mention of palm oil is enough to make a serious environmentalist wince in shame of what this oil harvesting has been doing to local ecosystems. In a bid to make the industry more sustainable the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) director José Graziano da Silva is calling on innovators, including hydroponics specialists, to […]

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How Helpful is Technology When it Comes to Home Designing?

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Technology has always been a precursor of change. Many industries have benefited from having it penetrate their fabrics. By the same metrics, the interior design industry is just the latest industry to be rocked by the winds of technological change. Like other industries have, this industry stands to benefit immensely from the forays being made […]

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Pulling the plug on crypto payments

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Forward-thinking waste management firm, Business Waste, have said that they are ‘reluctantly’ no longer accepting cryptocurrencies – such as Bitcoin – as payment for their services. The company originally announced it had become the first refuse and recycling business to accept these virtual currencies as payment in 2017  in order to give flexibility to their customers […]

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NASA and FAO launch Collect Earth Online to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere

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Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government’s SilvaCarbon Program  – allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape […]

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Erratic weather toll on Syria’s agricultural output making conflict worse

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Seeds for farmers, sustained humanitarian assistance needed to consolidate food security gains Extreme weather conditions during Syria’s seventh year of conflict has caused domestic cereal production to decline sharply, two UN agencies announced today. Wheat production this year fell to a 29-year low of 1.2 million tons, about two-thirds of 2017 levels. This was due […]

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Crisis Averted: Gushing Over Israel’s Governmental Water Bailout 

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Beyond staking its claim as one of the most innovative countries in the world, Israel has made significant contributions in the realm of environmental conservation and protection.  Most notably, Israel has taken the lead in water conservation solutions. From drip irrigation to desalination plants, Israel has made waves in a largely stagnant field of research […]

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How big is your digital carbon footprint?

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Years ago, Green Prophet brought you a link to help calculate your carbon footprint, a free carbon calculator that summed up your carbon imprint in a matter of minutes, and benchmarked it against performances of the entire world. Back in 2012, nascent social media didn’t figure into the carbon equation. Come see how your digital life measures up. Your carbon footprint […]

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Hydropolis Aims to Restore the Nile Valley’s Natural Agricultural Rhythm

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Just about everyone learned in their early geography classes that the Nile Valley was once a fertile haven. Crops proliferated on the green banks due to natural flooding that deposited rich nutrients, although occasionally these floods inundated and destroyed crops as well, and the land of the Pharaohs was a mecca for agriculture. But when […]

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Date Palms, Palmaculture and Greening the Middle East (INTERVIEW)

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Palmaculture is a new name for an old concept – one which helped green the Middle East with traditional palm gardens called bustans For centuries now date palm groves have been present in the hot deserts of MENA stretching from Morocco in the west to Yemen in the south. Indeed these man-made ecosystems have been […]

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