Food & Agriculture

Green developments in the way grow, process and deliver foods and organic products.

Student’s Idea Fuels Innovative Biodiesel Production Facility at Embry-Riddle

 

Facility’s Feb. 22 Opening Highlighted School’s Focus on Engineering Solutions for Real Problems.

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Last year Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student engineer Michelle Rodio asked: Why not convert used cooking oil from the student cafeteria into biodiesel to run the lawn maintenance vehicles at the school’s Daytona Beach campus?

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New iPhone App - Offset4Poor

Green Lifestyles - New iPhone App - Offset4Poor a free carbon offset calculator that allows you to easily measure your carbon footprint from daily activities such as driving and electricity use. It also gives you the opportunity to offset your emissions by paying for carbon saving work projects, like tree planting, in some of the poorest countries in the world.Offset4Poor (website, app) is  a free carbon offset calculator that allows you to easily measure your carbon footprint from daily activities such as driving and electricity use. It also gives you the opportunity to offset your emissions by paying for carbon saving work projects, like tree planting, in some of the poorest countries in the world. Read More »

20 Stunning Infographics to Show How Climate Change Affects Ecosystems

According to one infographic in this list, many people believe that climate change is happening and that it is irreversible. The difference in opinion is in how climate change is occurring. On the other hand, another information graphic shows that fewer people are believing the climate change scenario despite evidence of glacier melt and an increase in dramatic weather patterns such as more rain and drought. A degree in environmental science may not affect what you believe, but evidence-based science is difficult to refute, especially when faced with over 20 graphic images that show how climate change is affecting ecosystems.

Getting to Climate Change

1. Climate Change: This special multimedia information graphic is staged in four steps: 1. Why it happens; 2. Predictions; 3. What are we doing? 4. Virtual tours. Basically, the increase in the concentration of gases responsible for climate change causes changes to rainfall patterns, increase in desertification, alteration of agricultural cycles, the melting of the poles and an increase in sea level flooding coastal areas. Read More »

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