Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested.
Researchers, using satellite data, found that agricultural activities within 20km of urban areas occupy an area equivalent to the 28-nation EU.
The international team of scientists says the results should challenge the focus on rural areas of agricultural research and development work.
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Soil conditions across China are grim, with some regions seeing serious contamination, according to a nationwide soil pollution survey conducted by the country’s environmental watchdog.
Pollution of land abandoned by industrial and mineral enterprises is especially severe, the survey said.
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LONDON — Harvesting energy from the tides is hard to do, and the development of a new generation of sea-based power arrays lags far behind more widely used renewable technologies like wind and solar.
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Corporate Social Responsibility – Executive Salad
Businesses are no longer focusing on the single bottom line and shareholders are no longer the only entity with a vested interest in how the business operates. In this day and age an organisation’s reputation is critical to its survival. As such, greater focus is being placed on positive engagement with communities and consideration for the environment.
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The UK’s wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
The energy network operator said it was caused by a combination of high winds and faults in nuclear plants.
Wind farms are causing controversy in rural areas and the government is choking off planning permission for new sites.
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