Tag Archives: Agriculture

China encourages citizens to eat less meat

Australian meat sales to China surged six-fold in three years to a record $917 million in 2015..volume of beef rose more than 4 times … while the price 37% in the past 12 months..meat consumption alone comes to about 62 kg per capita annually, while … Continue reading

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Global water shortfall ‘to severely affect power generation’

A 40% shortfall of water across the globe by 2030 could severely affect power generation. That’s the prediction of the World Energy Council (WEC), which is calling for immediate action in order to secure resilient energy infrastructure. The energy industry is the … Continue reading

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80% of America’s drones may soon be toiling for farms – and the environment

3. Drones monitor fertilizer runoff… up to 50% is never absorbed by crops, leading to air and water pollution. It also affects a farmer’s pocket book; fertilizers account for about half of what farmers spend on fields….Drone sensors can create imagery indicating … Continue reading

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Investors chip in as renewables rise towards record level

“Once again in 2014, renewable made up nearly half the power capacity added worldwide,” said Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP.  University of California Berkeley, reported in Nature Climate Change that solar energy alone could meet the demands of the state of California in … Continue reading

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