Agricultural Land Use

Geodesign Session 2 - Brazil

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Global Energy Network International
Global Classroom Summer Series 2015
GeoDesign
SESSION 2
- Thursday July 9, 2015 - "Sustainable Development and Resilient Systems. Why and How our world has changed."

Geodesign* - Engineering the Transition to
Renewable Energy and Clean Water for All
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Towers Of Vegetables Go Up As Singapore Builds First Vertical Farm

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Peter Murray
Sky Green hopes to see the prices of their vegetables go down as more vertical farms go up.
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Short on arable land? One solution would be to plant…up. Singapore, a small country that imports most of its food, has now begun selling vegetables from its first vertical farm. And even while they’re more expensive the vegetables are already selling faster than they can be grown. ... Read more about Towers Of Vegetables Go Up As Singapore Builds First Vertical Farm

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Global food crisis will worsen as heatwaves damage crops, research finds

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Damian Carrington
Sprinklers water crops in Bakersfield, California, during a heatwave. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images David McNew/Getty
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The world's food crisis, where 1 billion people are already going hungry and a further 2 billion people will be affected by 2050, is set to worsen as increasing heatwaves reverse the rising crop yields seen over the last 50 years, according to new research. ... Read more about Global food crisis will worsen as heatwaves damage crops, research finds

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Global Food - Waste Not, Want Not

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George Aggidis, Ian Arbon, Colin Brown, Charles Clarke, John Earp, Tim Fox, David Greenway, Alistair Smith, Bob Stannard, David Warriner, Simon Whatley, David Williams
Farmer tending rice paddy.
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Feeding the 9 Billion: The tragedy of waste

By 2075, the United Nations’ mid-range projection for global population growth predicts that human numbers will peak at about 9.5 billion people. This means that there could be an extra three billion mouths to feed by the end of the century, a period in which substantial changes are anticipated in the wealth, calorific intake and dietary preferences of people in developing countries across the world. ... Read more about Global Food - Waste Not, Want Not

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Michael Russell

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Karen Melvin

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Karen Melvin

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Deputy Agriculture Commissioner/Sealer - County of San Diego - Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Karen Melvin is a Deputy Agricultural Commission/Sealer with the San Diego County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Plant Science from the University of California, Riverside.  Karen manages the Plant Health and Pest Prevention division which is tasked with protecting and promoting our natural and agricultural resources while bolstering economic growth. ... Read more about Karen Melvin

Scott Murray

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Scott Murray

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President - Slow Food San Diego

Scott A. Murray, an organic farmer for 32 years, was a delegate to the 2004 and 2006 Terra Madre conferences in Turin, Italy. As agriculture program director and teacher at San Pasqual Academy for Foster Teens, he created the school’s Organic and Sustainable farm project with funding from Slow Food San Diego’s 2005 and 2006 annual Orfila fundraising events and other sources. Scott consults on the conversion of chemically managed farms to Organic and Sustainable agricultural practices. ... Read more about Scott Murray

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

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http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ghg/global-ghg-emissions.html

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"This figure shows worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by sector from 1990 to 2010. For consistency, emissions are expressed in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. These totals include emissions and sinks due to land-use change and forestry. ... Read more about Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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SustainableBusiness.com News
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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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