Wild and Free: Bees in Your Back Garden

If you grow top fruit, beans, almonds, copped hazel or willow, flowering crops of any kind, or just have plenty of wild flowers in your garden, you will already have bees as...

What Is Sustainability and How Does Fair Trade Fit In?

Sustainability is the term used to describe 'the capacity to endure''. It is a word you will hear used in all sorts of contexts including sustainable living, products, development and finance. The most common...

How Climate Change Is Affecting Our Environment

It is worth recalling that the warm period following the last ice age brought the destruction of the great mammals such as mammoths, woolly rhinos and cave bears. Scientists from...

Finding the Best Atlas of the World

Every home needs a good world atlas. While MapQuest, Yahoo Maps and Google Maps may have edged out traditional street maps for our directional needs, there will always be a place...

African Penguin: The Vanishing Act

Penguins are interesting birds. Even though they can not fly, they amaze us as they bullet through water at rocket speed, faster than any human swimmer. They have diets of...

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Applications in Smart Farming

The growing season of 2015 is already underway, when diligent farmers sow seeds that grow into fruits and vegetables that supply the population with nutritious calories. People come a long way...

The Hidden Costs Of Optimizing Yield Per Acre

One of the central metrics or focuses of much modern commercial agriculture has been yield per acre, the measure of the amount of a particular crop able to be produced by an acre of...

Protecting Ocean Regions With Robotics

1.1 INCREASING BURDEN OF CHRONIC ILLNESS AND EVER-AGING GLOBAL POPULATION With the ever-aging global population and the growing burden of chronic illness, there is an increased reliance on the healthcare...

The Climatic Bio Refinery: Adopting Micro-Algae to Re-Mediate Wastewater

1. Complementity between the Wastewater Treatment and the Microalgae Industries: Microalgae have different potential applications, of which the most encouraging future goal on a wide scale is their utilization as...

Global Desertification

Imagine a world of deserts...General Information about DesertificationDesertification is the breaking down of land by erosion. It most often occurs in dry areas, where human activity or climate change (or both) has greatly impacted...