PALO ALTO, CA (Feb. 21, 2012)—Bon Appétit Management Company, which operates more than 400 cafés for corporations, universities, museums and specialty venues in 31 states, announced the rollout of the food service industry’s most comprehensive farm animal welfare policy to date, to applause from The Humane Society of the United States.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AlertNet) - Rural areas of Bangladesh are to see an increase in solar electricity generation as part of an ambitious plan to boost the provision of power from renewable sources.
The government has set a target of generating 500 megawatts (MW) of green energy – almost ten times the current amount – by 2015, in an attempt to narrow the gap between current supplies of grid electricity and the needs of the country’s 160 million people.
“The humidity in the air we breathe is as important to life as the water we drink,” says Sharon Kleyne, social entrepreneur and Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, Inc. “My research is discovering that the air’s humidity (suspended water vapor) – our Breath of Life – is becoming threatened.
Think privacy issues are scary here in the states. Imagine walking up to a Bus Stop and having it recognize your face! Plan UK is trailblazing facial recognition in a new bus stop advert for its 'Because I’m a Girl' campaign. Celina Ribeiro applauds a charity on the bleeding edge.
Three years ago this week, on February 12, 2009, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commemorated President Lincoln’s 200th birthday by creating the first USDA People’s Garden at the “People’s Department.” USDA Blog (USDA Blog: The People’s...
Since 2005, the Future Agricultures Consortium has built a dynamic partnership between leading African and UK institutions, developed a strong evidence base for policy influencing around a set of themes and engaged with agricultural policy...
The byword these days is resilience -- preparing to withstand and adapt to the major shocks bedeviling our dysfunctional and brittle systems. One key to resilience is decentralization, and the national and global trend toward greater decentralization of our basic systems is among the most hopeful and dynamic shifts in the world today.
I was recently in Houston for a conference at the George Brown Convention Center. Biggest thing I've ever seen! The road out in front, Avenida De Las Americas, is 8 lanes of fast moving commuter and commercial traffic.
THIS WEEK: A Walkable Roller Coaster (COOL!), Why Alleys Deserve More Respect, Advice From a 70 Year Old Cyclist, North America's Most Expensive City (Hint: It ain't down here, eh.), And What's This About High Arsenic Levels in Organics????, and a lot more.
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