Over the last two millennia wine growers in Europe faced considerable climate changes. But wine is still produced, will the culture of wine continue in the face of climate change? Will the cultivated areas be the same?
Earth Day 2014 is upon us, and the theme for the year is Green Cities. The theme was selected by the Earth Day Network in recognition of the fact that more people now live in urban than rural areas and that the challenges of achieving a desirable quality of life in the face of growing populations will be compounded by the effects of climate change.
Originally Published by ScienceDaily- Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilized as a biomass residue and waste material. Research shows that a total of 30 million tons of cereal straw is produced annually in Germany and between 8 and 13 million tons of it could be used sustainably for energy or fuel production. This potential could for example provide 1.7 to 2.8 million average households with electricity and at the same time 2.8 to 4.5 million households with heating.