Water and the Nile River – Flashpoint for the World

Touch the Soil News #1690 (Feature Photo – Nile River – Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=132837) Water is essential and overallocation of water resources is not just a problem for the 11 nations along the Nile river. Overallocation of water is at the heart of tensions for over half the United States from the Ogallala aquifer to…

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Food Gardens Popping up Everywhere

Touch the Soil News #1689 (Feature Photo – Building the Food Garden – courtesy of Purdue University and Healthnet Martindale) One trend that has been unmistakable is the growing proliferation of food gardens in every conceivable location. Now expertise from Purdue University, the lawns from a major healthcare campus and volunteers created a new food…

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Singapore Government Gets Behind High Tech Urban Food

Touch the Soil News #1687 (Feature Photo – Singapore Botanic Gardens – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Calving Teo) The island nation of Singapore with almost 6 million people has taken interest in urban food. So much so that the government is putting out $40 million to help 9 farms expand and enhance their production. While…

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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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