(Fish) farm to table

That innovation is the small-scale Oasis Aquaponic Food Production System. It’s a practical method to grow fish and vegetables, using “aquaponics,” a little-known form of integrated aquaculture.

Read more: http://michigantoday.umich.edu/fish-farm-to-table/

The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle

An 81-year-old who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon now has a stream of visitors asking how she did it.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-40191270

How Libraries Won Over The Hearts Of Millennials

That’s the main finding of a new report from Pew Research Center, which reveals that more millennials use their local libraries than other adult generations. Pew’s data, collected in a survey administered during fall 2016, found that 53% of millennials said they’d used a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months.

Read more:  https://education.good.is/articles/this-is-generation-uses-libraries-most?utm_source=thedailygood&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailygood

China Turns On the World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

Built by the company Sungrow Power Supply, the power plant will produce enough energy to power 15,000 homes, Zheng reports.
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Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/china-launches-largest-floating-solar-farm-180963587/#gsWEPZQ56kwzmf4q.99

California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

The listing is the latest legal setback for the company, which has faced increasing litigation over glyphosate since WHO said that it was “probably carcinogenic.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-glyphosate-cancer-causing-chemical-list_us_5951ed4ae4b05c37bb78fc20?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Two More Rescued Orangutans Return to Their Forest Home

Two more critically endangered orangutans, Amin and Shila, have finally been returned to their home in the rainforest.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/two-more-rescued-orangutans-return-to-their-forest-home.html

The small Scottish isle leading the world in electricity

 

Solar panels provide a boost to Eigg’s other sources of power

In 2008, Eigg became the world’s first community to launch an off-grid electric system powered by wind, water and solar – and this group of residents largely taught themselves how to do it. Before that, without access to a national grid, residents relied on noisy, expensive diesel generators that only ran for a few hours a day. The electrification scheme made 24-hour power available to residents for the first time.

Read more:   http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170329-the-extraordinary-electricity-of-the-scottish-island-of-eigg

European utilities commit to no new coal plants after 2020

As part of meeting its commitment under the Paris Agreement, the European Union announced it will build no more coal plants after 2020.

Read more:  https://thinkprogress.org/europe-no-coal-after-2020-pledge-12d06e49a986

First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution

Britain has gone a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the 1880s, National Grid says.

Read more:  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39675418

Germany Breaks A Solar Record — Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables

On April 30, Germany established a new national record for renewable energy use. Part of that day (during the long May 1 weekend), 85% of all the electricity consumed in Germany was being produced from renewables such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. Patrick Graichen of Agora Energiewende Initiative says a combination of breezy and sunny weather in the north and warm weather in the south saw Germany’s May 1 holiday weekend powered almost exclusively by renewable resources.

Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/08/germany-breaks-solar-record-gets-85-electricity-renewables/