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Energy and agriculture from seawater

“seawaterJordan has signed an agreement with Norway to produce an ambitious hybrid project to promote agriculture and produce renewable energy, reports SciDev.Net.. The seawater will be pumped inland where it will be purified for use in greenhouse agriculture. A nearby concentrated solar power plant will provide the power for the desalination process. Some of the water produced will, in turn, be used to cool down solar power plant. This cycle will then continue supplying energy and pure water.  Read more

Untangling Cancun through compromises

“banGovernment representatives from around the world have been in Cancun for the UN Climate Change summit for nine days to butt heads on every single issue of climate change. Now, the so-called high profile phase starts, with ministers and heads of states flying in to untangle the messy issues on the table.  Read more