In Better News – 13.07.17

Endlich mal wieder gute Nachrichten. Heute u.a. mit CO2-neutraler Wasserentsalzung, CO2-neutralem Kraftstoff, vielen neuen Bäumen und der Unvermeidlichkeit des Siegeszuges erneuerbarer Energien.

Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy: Modular, off-grid desalination technology

Direct solar desalination could be a game changer for some of the estimated 1 billion people who lack access to clean drinking water

New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel

Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a ‘clean’ process using solar energy.

India plants 66 million trees in 12 hours as part of record-breaking environmental campaign

About 1.5 million people were involved in the huge plantation campaign, in which saplings were placed along the Narmada river in the state of Madhya Pradesh throughout Sunday.

Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws

By our forecasts, in most cases favorable renewables economics rather than government policy will be the primary driver of changes to utilities’ carbon emissions levels.

40-foot shipping container farm can grow 5 acres of food with 97% less water

Local Roots’ 40-foot shipping container farms, called TerraFarms, grow produce twice as fast as a traditional farm, all while using 97 percent less water and zero pesticides or herbicides.

 

In Better News… – 09.03.17

Die besseren Neuigkeiten der Woche. Heute mal was kürzer. Unter anderem mit KI gegen Leukämie und dem Wachstumsmarkt des Urban Farming.

Leukämie-Labor setzt auf künstliche Intelligenz

Ziel der Zusammenarbeit ist es, einen technologischen Prototyp auf Basis des Supercomputers Watson von IBM zu entwickeln, der die Forscher bei der Behandlung von Leukämie-Patienten unterstützten soll.


Water-Powered Lighting For All

Ideal for areas close to the sea, the design utilizes a galvanic cell battery system and only requires refilling with salt water.

Urban Farms Continue To Be On The Rise

The main principles behind urban farming is providing local residents with fresh food, creating community around growing food, reducing concrete heat in urban areas, and encouraging people to reconnect with the earth.


One of the world’s best restaurants has made its backroom staff co-owners — including the immigrant dishwasher

Chef Rene Redzepi this week (Feb. 28) announced Noma had selected three members of its staff to become co-owners, including Ali Sonko, a Gambian immigrant with 12 children who has worked as one of its dishwashers.

Zwei Aspekte urbaner Entwicklung

Zwei Artikel sind mir kürzlich aufgefallen. Der eine ist diese Dokumentation der gemeinschaftliche Erschaffung eines Ladens und Informationszentrums für Urban Farming in Hackney, London. Das Projekt ‚Sill to Sill‘ wurde im Sinne der Wiederverwendung bereits vorhandener Materialien, also nachhaltig, und in Abstimmung mit der Nachbarschaft und in Einklang mit dem Viertel, durchgeführt. Dabei ist ein interessantes architektonisches Experiment gelungen, wie man den Bildern entnehmen kann. Weiterlesen