A Big Change Looming?

Positive Future #423 (Feature photo – Electric Car Chargers – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Recently, news portal Autoline Daily discussed how the development and building of new internal combustion engines has come to an almost complete halt among the major automakers. With the looming electrification of transportation, automakers are deciding to just stick with the…

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Saudi Arabia Announces World’s Largest Solar Farm

Positive Future #421 (Feature photo – Power from the Sun – By Jessie Eastland – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50735950) The world’s largest solar farm today is in China. The Tengger Desert Solar Park has a peak power output of 1.5 gigawatts. The Tengger solar panels cover an area equal to 10,600 acres. CleanTechnica…

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Is Urban Food the Next Mega-Trend for the World’s Cities?

Touch the Soil News #1287 (Feature photo – Local Farmers – Public Domain) An interesting article showed up in the U.S. News and World Report about growing food in cities. It is one of the most in-depth articles about food security for cities ever to hit mainstream media. What makes cities important is that there…

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Farmland Grab in 2019

Touch the Soil News #1286 (Feature photo – Farmland Grabbing Injustices – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Wild news about foreign corporations having 999 year leases on farmland that may have been taken illegally to violence against former peasant owners are not going away. In fact, activism is growing with increased illumination of wrongdoing by local…

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City of Philadelphia – Stepping Up Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1284 (Feature photo – Seal of Philadelphia – Public Domain) The Inquirer of Philadelphia reports that the city is looking to get involved in finding land for people to farm. Philadelphia has 28,500 vacant lots within the city and 14,800 properties with vacant or abandoned buildings. Philadelphia with a population of…

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