Health

Solar-Powered Irrigation Increases Vegetable Intake by 500% in Rural Africa

[social_buttons] According to a new study, solar-powered irrigation systems have significantly enhanced both the household incomes and the nutritional intake of villagers in sub-Saharan Africa. “Significant fractions of sub-Saharan Africa’s population are considered food insecure,” wrote Jennifer Burney, a scholar with the Program on Food Security and the Environment and … [continued]

DIY: How To Grow Your Own Fresh Air

According to GreenSpaces, these three plants not only lead to fresher indoor air…but also an increase in productivity! GreenSpaces has tested these plants for the past 15 years in a 20 year old, 50,000 ft2 building with over 300 occupants, and 1,200 plants! A study published on September 8, 2008 … [continued]

Wind Turbines and… Health?

Wind turbines are a fast, efficient way to produce renewable energy. They’re good for the environment, the power grid, and local communities. But some residents who live closest to the turbines complain about the noise, and limited data suggests it might be more than a nuisance. Wind turbines have grown … [continued]