SchwartzReport: Fossil Subsidies vs. Wind Savings

Categories: 05 Energy,12 Water
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments

The U.S. Could Get a Third of Its Electricity From Wind Power—and Save Billions of Gallons of Water

A new report details the health and environmental benefits of ramping up wind energy.

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May 30

SchwartzReport: Farming in the (Singapore) Sky

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Just as non-carbon innovation is pushing carbon energy out of the picture, so new forms of agriculture, such as those described in this article, are going to change agriculture. A significant segment of society now understands that locally grown organic produce is the most life-affirming option. Note also the list of unanticipated benefits to these systems.

Farming in the Sky

Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields

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May 26

Bob Zimmerman: Water Transformation

Categories: 12 Water
Bob Zimmerman, Jr.

Bob Zimmerman, Jr.

In Charles River Watershed Association’s (CRWA) Water Transformation series, Executive Director Bob Zimmerman outlines CRWA’s new and innovative projects that work to fully restore the Charles River by examining and re-imagining water infrastructure.

11 Segments Below the Fold

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May 24

SchwartzReport: Harvesting Water from Fog

Categories: 12 Water
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is a lovely story of a creative low tech and inexpensive solution to certain kinds of drought. It wouldn’t work everywhere, but it will many places. It replicates a technology used by Egyptians 5,000 years ago.

Trapping humidity out of fog in Chile

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May 18