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