August 7th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás
Imagine a future of foods free of harmful chemicals -- a future where crops still grow strong and dense in the absence of choking weeds, but bees and other pollinators buzz and frolic among the crops. Over at Clint Brauer's farm outside of Cheney, Kansas, that future is very nearly a reality, thanks to a swarm of autonomous robots
May 5th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at the University of Sussex have devised a way to use naturally occurring bacteria to target a specific agricultural pest. It could signal the end of pesticide use as we know it.
April 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Conservation agriculture is changing how farmers in many countries grow crops. It costs less and restores the soil at the same time.
February 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Voters in Toledo have approved a Bill of Rights for Lake Erie, giving it legally protected status. What happens next?
May 15th, 2018 | by Derek Markham
In this edition of the cleantech news roundup, we have news about the 2018 LEAF safety score, Paul Elio's new cryptocurrency, first delivery of an Electra Meccanica Solo, an electric Aston Martin Lagonda, death by chocolate, EU plastic recycling and pesticide ban, environmental conservatism, and more.
March 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the University of Arkansas, in cooperation with Glennoe Farms, is devising new methods for enhancing the amount of active carbon in farm lands. More active carbon means higher yields with less fertilizer and fewer pesticides.
February 27th, 2018 | by James Ayre
Common consumer products such as paint, pesticides, cosmetic products, and cleaning products, are now the primary source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions in cities -- taking the lead from vehicle exhaust -- according to a new study published in the journal Science.
February 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at the University of Sheffield and around the world are exploring whether adding crushed basaltic rock to fields can increase yields, lower costs, and absorb some of the excess carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere.
December 13th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Industrial agriculture and genetic engineering of crops is degrading farmland and making it less able to absorb carbon dioxide. A lot of people aren't going to like the answer that scientists recommend.
October 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers in Germany report a stunning decline in the insect population over the past quarter century. Loss of insects could be lead to what one scientist calls an "ecological Armageddon."
October 2nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Two scientists in the UK have written a treatise criticizing the government for not having a program in place to assess the impact of pesticide usage over the long term.
August 18th, 2009 | by Bryan Nelson
Herbs and spices like thyme, rosemary and mint, usually used to flavor food, can also offer a green alternative to [&hellip
June 2nd, 2008 | by Joe Mohr
I’ve long had a theory that many people enjoy golf because of the picturesque surroundings of the typical golf course. [&hellip