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air pollutionIn the USA, Farms Now Cause More Air Pollution Than Coal and Natural Gas for Electricity

The quality of the air in the United States has improved substantially. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford have found that, US-economy-wide, gross external damage (GED) due to premature mortality has decreased by more than 20% from 2008 to …

brazilMost of the Brazil Fires are Controlled Slash and Burn Farming Fires

Most of the fires in Brazil were likely set by farmers preparing the land for next year’s planting. This is common farming method said the scientists from the University of Maryland. The fires are burning on agricultural land where the …

farmingSpace Radar Will Capture Millimeter Changes on Earth With Hourly Updates

Capella Space constellation of small but powerful satellites employ space-based radar, beaming through darkness and cloud cover to gather the information you need to make informed decisions. When fully deployed, Capella will offer hourly coverage of every point on Earth, …

agricultureThe US Farm Bill Has Made Hemp Legal and It Has Many Uses

Hemp is different from marijuana. They are both cannabis but Hemp does not have psychoactive compounds. Hemp is a cannabis plant that has less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp is used in textiles, plastics, livestock feed, and home cooking. …

agricultureWater management is complex and dynamic and requires better understanding and measurement

Crop irrigation uses 70% of global fresh water extractions. Irrigated crops make up 40% of globally available food calories. Advanced technologies that could provide irrigation efficiency (IE) are funded and supported to improve the crop per drop. This provides private …

agricultureFirst Ocean fish farm raising 1.5 million salmon three miles off Norway

Ocean Farm 1 is the world’s first deep-sea aquaculture farm. It is designed by leading salmon farmer SalMar ASA (of Norway). They paid China Shipbuilding Industry $300 million for six facilities. The first pilot system is 67 meters (220 feet …

artificial intelligenceAI used to track pigs and facial recognize cows

Alibaba has a deal worth tens of millions of dollar with pig farming corporation Dekon Group and pig feed manufacturer Tequ Group to develop and deploy AI-powered pig-tracking systems. They will use machine vision to tracking pigs using overhead cameras …

climate changeNo methane in cow farts would be a big step to less climate change

J.P. Brouwer, along with his father and two brothers at Sunalta Farms in central Alberta, runs the first commercial dairy farm contributing data to the Genome Canada project. One part of the project aims to increase feed efficiency—growing cows as …

climate changeRussia developing hypersonic weapons expects breakthroughs in combat laser and electromagneticweapons

Russia is developing hypersonic weapons by using new materials, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. “Coming next are hypersonic weapons, which require the use of principally new materials and control systems that operate in a completely different …