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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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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More Bus Electrification News

Positive Future #636 (Feature photo – Inside a BYD Electric Bus – Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication, Spielvogel) InsideEVs journalist Mark Kane brings us the story of the largest-ever electric bus order for Europe. Chinese electric bus manufacturer BYD recently announced it sold 259 electric buses in a single order destined for…

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Free Public Transportation Means More Money for Food

Positive Future #635 (Feature photo – Kansas City, Missouri Public Bus – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, Ansacosf2010) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings us the story of how Kansas City, Missouri has decided to offer free public transportation. Free public transportation not only leaves more dollars for other necessities. It also offers a better…

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Students Take Gardening and Greening Seriously

Touch the Soil News #1500 (Feature photo – MIT Simmons Hall Showing the greenspaces students are eying for change – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Daderot) Students at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are wanting to help create a greener and more sustainable world by creating gardens on the campus grounds. The most recent…

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Vertical Farming – Gaining Mass

GreenBiz journalist Jean Haggerty brings us news about the growth and acceptance of vertical farming. Vertical farming is often synonymous with hydroponics and controlled indoor environment agriculture. Vertical farming is also closely associated with urban agriculture. The 2018 Farm Bill allocated $10 million to establish an office of urban agriculture and supporting projects. You can…

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