11 May 2023
From California to Siberia, forest fires are becoming more common and widespread. The carbon spiral - where CO2 is released from global warming induced events, contributing further to the greenhouse effect that contributed to the fires starting initially.
04 May 2023
Farming the Sun
The old phrase “make hay while the sun shines” may take on a new meaning with the increased use of agricultural land for solar farming. In our previous article, we discussed the new initiatives that the UK government announced as part of ‘Energy Security Day’. In this article, we will discuss the impact of the use of agricultural land for solar energy generation.
08 Mar 2023
The Future of Forestry
Globally, about 300 million hectares of plantation forests, and 900 million hectares of natural forests are used for wood production. Combined, they supply nearly two billion cubic meters of industrial wood (for example, for construction, paper, and packaging) and another two billion cubic meters of fuelwood for household heating and cooking.
03 Dec 2022
Climate Change - Are there causes for optimism?
As we have described in previous articles, the challenges posed by climate change are immense. The rising global temperatures and changes to weather patterns are impacting us in a host of ways. However, unlike the 1970s, we are both fully aware of the challenges we are facing, and critically, are making fundamental changes to our infrastructure.
28 Nov 2022
How our cities are creating a sustainable and healthy human environment.
Our cities have always been in a constant state of transition. The recent environmental and climate challenges have given a new impetus to examine the urban infrastructure and environment from a human perspective. The city dweller’s health, both mental and physical, is being placed at the forefront of city design and adaptation.
14 Nov 2022
The Growing World of Urban Agriculture
“Farming is a profession of hope.” - Brian Brett.
In our previous article we examined the challenges facing the adoption of a sustainable transportation system using electric vehicles, and some of the technical challenges that were being addressed. In the next series of articles we turn our attention to the urban environment, including its infrastructure and transportation.
30 Oct 2022
The Race to Create Super-Crops
As part of our series of articles on the effect of climate change, we look at the recent push by the UK government to allow gene-edited crops to be grown in both England and Scotland that has met some resistance from the Scottish government.
19 Jun 2022
Rolling back the years with a new style of farming
How regenerative agriculture and new technological advances are helping farming adapt to climate change.