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Ireland to Divest From Fossil Fuels

Positive Future #205 (Feature photo – Coat of Arms of Ireland – CCA 3.0 Unported) Ireland, a modest-sized nation of 6.5 million people, is the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. Called the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, all public monies that have been invested in fossil fuel companies will be sold and pulled out. The sell-off is estimated to be around $500 million across some 150 different companies. Passed by Ireland’s Lower House, the bill still needs to be passed by its Upper House. Broad political support for the divestment from Ireland’s political parties means that the bill is expected to pass and become law by…

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Following the Sun

Touch the Soil News #1070 (Feature photo – Plants in Window – CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication) Plants need sun. Now there is a robot, on top of which you can grow a plant. The robot then moves around the house to wherever there is sun for the plant. One wonders if the robot could accommodate a tomato plant? The cost of the spider-like robot is only $949. The robot is equipped with infrared sensors and a 71op camera with night vision. You can read the full story here: https://www.curbed.com/2018/7/13/17569350/sun-chasing-robot-plant-vincross Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Are Electric Skateboards a Solution for Urban Congestion?

Positive Future #204 (Feature photo – Electric Skateboards – Public Domain) The evolution of the electric skateboard has been materially defined and developed by a company called Boosted. The CEO – Jeff Russakow – is a Stanford PhD that ended up embracing the development of electric skateboards. Clean Technica writer Kyle Field recently interviewed Russakow. It is interesting to see how a person with passion and vision finds the way to contribute to something useful in our culture. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/07/17/the-future-of-light-electric-vehicles-an-interview-with-ceo-of-boosted-jeff-russakow/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Science versus the Money Trail

Touch the Soil News #1069 (Feature photo – Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) wrote a disconcerting book called the Jungle, which was an expose of the meat and livestock industry) – public domain) Upton Sinclair once said: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends upon his not understanding it.” Today, especially in the food chain, bewilderment is often the situation. What can one believe when the science put forth is funded by interests that want the world to accept a biased position? Phil Lempert alerts us in the following video of a new book coming to market that seeks to shed light on where the…

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The Big Food Bill

Touch the Soil News #1068 (Feature photo – bulk carriers are the foundation of global food trade – public domain) While Americans feel their nation can produce a lot of food, much of the food American’s like must be imported. Imported foods like fruit, vegetables, nuts, livestock, dairy and poultry now amount to around $120 billion a year – and that is before some of the other costs such as distribution and retailing are added on. Almost 90 percent of America’s croplands are planted into four crops – corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. It is doubtful that a diet of these genetically constrained mega-crops can provide all the nutrition Americans…

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May the Egg Be With You

Touch the Soil News #1067 (Feature photo – The Egg – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Finding that perfect banana, strain of wheat, dairy cow or egg-laying hen is couched in the human mind as finding highest-yielding and lowest cost solution. Generally this path leads to a decline in genetic diversity and a building-up of drugs and chemicals to combat disease. The world’s largest chicken genetics and seller of commercial laying chickens is a private company called Hy-Line International. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, the company has over 60 distributors in more than 50 countries world-wide. Hy-line recently made news when it announced the opening of the world’s largest layer…

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Wind Turbines – Growing in Size

Positive Future #203 (Feature photo – Offshore Wind Turbines – Courtesy of L-BBE CCA 3.0 Unported) As it stands, General Electric builds the world’s largest wind turbine. Called the Haliade X, this monster has a rotor diameter of 721 feet. The rotor sits atop a tower that is almost 500 feet tall. The Halaide X has a power generating capacity of 12 MW (megawatts). At conservative use, 1 megawatt could power 1,330 homes. In theory a Halaide X could power 16,000 homes. Wind turbine manufacturers now have even larger wind turbines on the drawing board – up to 15 megawatts and with rotors that have diameters of over 850 feet…

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The Copenhagen Wheel – Underpinning a Better World

Positive Future #202 (Feature photo – The Copenhagen Wheel – courtesy of the Copenhagen Wheel Project) While the Copenhagen Wheel has been around a while, its entry into the commercial markets has taken some time. It is a wheel that electrifies your bike. You simply put it on as the back wheel. Cost of the bike ranges between $1,500 and $2,000. Clean Technica just published a review of the Copehagen Wheel. You can read the full report here that includes specs and impressions. https://cleantechnica.com/2018/07/16/the-copenhagen-wheel-was-worth-the-wait-my-first-ride/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29   Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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The FDA Tackles Lab-Grown Meat

Touch the Soil News #1066 (Feature photo – The first cultured meat sample produced in 2013 – CCA 3.0 Unported) Often called “cultured meat”, lab-grown meat has attracted millions of venture capital dollars to bring the process to commercialization. The production of animal meat amidst growing demand has pushed environmental and resource limitations to the forefront of public debate. Land to graze and feed meat animals has been at the forefront of global rainforest decimation. The growing interest for meat grown from animal cells in a laboratory environment raises questions about safety, cleanliness and manufacturing processes. Recently, AgFunder News published a news piece on the issues as the FDA is…

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