Where is New U.S. Power Capacity Coming From?

Positive Future #816 (Feature photo – California Solar Power Farm – BLM Public Domain) CleanTechnica journalist Zachary Shahan brings us an encouraging story. New power from renewable sources (wind and solar) accounted for 63 percent of all new energy additions in the first half of 2020. There have been no new coal power additions since…

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What Foods Are We Ordering for Home Delivery?

Touch the Soil News #1686 (Feature Photo – Grubhub Hat – courtesy of Grubhub) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us news of what foods are popular that people have been ordering for home delivery. Grubhub disclosed the trends from their actual sales, which are large enough to represent national trends. Grub Hub claims to have almost…

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More Food for Uncertain Times – Rooftop Gardens

Positive Future #807 (Feature photo – The Seal of Bangkok – public domain) Global economic sanctions against non-essential workers does not protect the lives of non-essential workers. Those without jobs, healthcare or housing are a risk to health crisis from insufficient calories due to insufficient purchasing power. Complicating the issues is the retraction of global…

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Is the Work at iFarm Important?

Positive Future #805 (Feature photo – Strawberries By Vintagenie – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=85819971) Horti Daily brings us information about the company called iFarm. iFarm researches technology for growing food in indoor vertical gardens and is now working on over 50 projects in Europe and the Middle East. iFarm is like a research…

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U.S. Botanic Garden Coordinates Food Production at Public Gardens Across the Nation

Positive Future #804 (Feature photo – U.S. Botanic Garden  – CCA 3.0 Unported, Alma mater) To shore up food gardening in the U.S., The U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. is reaching out across the nation to help promote urban food gardening. So far, they have made awards to 28 public gardens across the nation.…

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More Food for Uncertain Times – Rooftop Gardens

Positive Future #803 (Feature photo – The Seal of Bangkok – public domain) Global economic sanctions against non-essential workers does not protect the lives of non-essential workers. In fact, it can lead them to health crisis from insufficient calories due to insufficient purchasing power. Complicating the issues is the retraction of global trade – compromising…

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