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Nonprofit Grows Important New Crop: Farmers

Written by Clint Williams, Mother Nature Network Before you can grow food, you need to grow farmers. Growing farmers — like seedlings in a greenhouse — is the mission of Dirt Works Incubator Farm near Charleston, S.C. The 10-acre parcel …

The Best Place for Solar Power is… New Jersey?

A new study suggests that adding solar power capacity to the Garden State would result in the greatest reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and dangerous pollutants.

Atlanta Airport Gets Water Bottle Filling Stations

The filling stations will be located throughout the concourses and terminals at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which averages more than 250,000 passengers a day.

Old Wine Bottles Become New Art

Refresh Glass collects more than 15,000 wine bottles a month from more than a dozen hotels and bars.

Pavement Technology Makes Streets Eat Air Pollution

Dutch scientists have found that using specially treated pavement on city streets can cut air pollution nearly in half

Dunkin Donuts to Phase Out Foam Cups

Written by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, Mother Nature Network Over the course of the next few years, fans of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee won’t have to feel guilty about having their morning cup of Joe in an environmentally damaging foam cup. In its …

Scientists Look to Plants as Source of Clean Energy

Rather than chasing finite fossils like oil and coal, new tech focuses on Earth’s original power plants: plants.

Corn Silos Reimagined as Bed and Breakfast in Oregon

Famers are known for making do with what they have. But this – this is simply amazing.

Electric-Assist Tricycle Ready to Hit the Streets

Written by Sami Grover, Mother Nature Network Walking into the headquarters of Organic Transit, a North Carolina-based developer of what it calls “the most efficient vehicles on the planet,” I was struck by a decidedly disorienting feeling. At…

Farm Uses Manure to Power its Dairy Trucks

The manure makes enough compressed natural gas (CNG) to keep a fleet of 42 tractor-trailers on the road every day