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Port Augusta farm shows how to grow food in the desert

Source: foodworldnews.com Sundrop Farms, a privately owned enterprise, uses existing technology to grow tomatoes in the desert. Powered by solar panels, the company uses sunlight and seawater to heat and cool plants all year-round. This has caught the attention of partners Coles supermarket, that gave out a 10-year contract to …

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A Spirobid worm feeding. Photo: Leyre Vilota-Nieva
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The winners and losers of ocean acidification

The population balance of some marine ‘pests’ could be drastically changed as the world’s oceans become increasingly acidic. Source: University of Cambridge Research Populations of certain types of marine organisms known collectively as the ‘biofouling community’ – tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships’ hulls and rocks – may quadruple …

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