231115 tomatoes growing in desert
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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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091115 Graphene desalination
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Desalination gets a graphene boost

Source: news.mit.edu With the intensifying drought in California, the state has accelerated the construction of desalination plants. Yet due to high construction and operating costs, as well as environmental concerns, we’re not likely to see reclaimed seawater represent more than a small fraction of America’s clean water reserves for some time …

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061115 Seawater greenhouse Somalia
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Seawater greenhouses to bring cultivation to Somalia

Greenhouses that use seawater to cultivate crops in hot, arid climates are being introduced to help tackle food insecurity in Somaliland. In recent years, growing concerns over lack of fresh water, combined with an increasing population, has become a serious issue for global food production. Current population growth trajectories suggest that …

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