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If PG&E Can’t Stop Fires or Supply Power – Then It Must Move Aside

Positive Future #640 (Feature photo – California Wildfire – Public Domain ) The dramatic electricity blackouts in California are unprecedented for a first-world nation. If keeping the lights on for millions of people cannot be assured, what’s next? The state of California is making hundreds of millions of dollars available to build solar and battery…

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Deteriorating Trust of Big Oil

Positive Future #638 (Feature photo – Typhoon Haiyan Destruction – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic, Trocaire) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley uncovers a rather disconcerting study. The Philippine Commission on Human Rights did a study on those responsible for climate change and the devastation wrought on the country by Tyhpoon Haiyan. Typhoon Haiyan was the deadliest…

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What is a “Ghost” Kitchen?

Touch the Soil News #1506 (Feature photo – Commercial Kitchen – Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication, Raysonho) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the story of ghost kitchens and ghost supermarkets. Ghost kitchens are a remote-location food kitchen built solely for preparing food to be delivered – no customers here. You can see…

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Gotham Greens – Re-Inventing Urban Agriculture

Touch the Soil News #1505 (Feature photo – Gotham Greens – courtesy of Gotham Greens) FoodBev media brings us the news of Gotham Greens’ expansion into urban agriculture and controlled environment farming. Gotham Greens just opened up its 7th indoor greenhouse (100,000 square feet) in Rhode Island. This brings the company’s operations to about 500,000…

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A Solar Robot That Weeds

Touch the Soil News #1504 (Feature photo – Solar Weeding Robot – courtesy of ecoRobotix https://www.ecorobotix.com/en/) Swiss tech company ecoRobotix has developed a weed-eating platform that discovers weeds and sprays only the weed. This can reduce herbicide use by 20-fold. You can read the full story here: https://houseofswitzerland.org/swissstories/science-education/swiss-start-ups-forefront-green-tech

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Asia’s Largest Rooftop Garden in Thailand

Touch the Soil News #1502 (Feature photo – Satellite Picture of Bangkok, Thailand – Public Domain, Leon Brooks) Thomason Reuters Foundation News brings is the story of Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. The university can now boast over how it has Asia’s largest rooftop garden – 75,000 square feet. Established in 1934, the university has…

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