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The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Algae Biomass Production Moves toward Commercial Scale in Western Australia

October 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

Demonstrating its ability to reliably cultivate sufficient quantities of biomass from algae growing in saltwater ponds in Western Australia's desert, Aurora Algae's preparing to scale its pilot system to commercial production. Aurora's means of harnessing algal photosynthesis to sustainably produce a wide range of essential goods, including food, fuel, bio-pharmaceuticals and fertilizer, could have profound impacts on people living in arid and dryland areas around the world


2% of Global GDP Invested in 10 Sectors — Result: A ‘Green Global Economy’

November 18th, 2011 | by Andrew

Directing "just 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors would kick-start" the global transition to a more sustainable, 'Green Economy,' according to a UN Environmental Program report. All the elements to enact a transition to a "low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive global economic model" are here now, and businesses and governments are already promoting and fostering greater investments in 10 key sectors UNEP has singled out: agriculture, energy, buildings, water, forestry, fisheries, manufacturing, waste, tourism and transport


Rooftop Farms by Cityscape Farms

May 23rd, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

No matter how great the idea, making a business from an urban garden is no easy task. Just ask Mike Yohay, founder of San Francisco-based Cityscape Farms, which provides urban greenhouse systems for agricultural production with low water use.



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