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Could agriculture bloom in the desert?

Petroleum-rich Qatar has welcomed innovators seeking solutions to the challenges facing desert areas worldwide – from renewable energy to fresh water to food production. One of the most ambitious experiments is the Sahara Forest Project, which looks to transform seawater, sunlight and carbon dioxide into fresh water, vegetables, trees, electricity, salt, biofuel and animal feed. […]

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Taking the climate fight to the table

Chefs Spike Gjerde and Ben Lambert created a main course with blue hubbard squash for their climate-friendly meal. Gjerde says the menu at Woodberry Kitchen, his popular Baltimore restaurant, can change several times a day, depending on what’s available. Jon Miller/Homelands Productions There are more than 7 billion people living on this planet right now – […]

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Greece’s diet crisis

A woman shops for her family at a weekly outdoor market in Chania, on the Greek island of Crete. Fresh produce is readily available, but it tends to be more expensive than processed food.Jon Miller/Homelands Productions TRANSCRIPT: Introduction: Almost exactly one year ago, the world population hit 7 billion. It looks like we can expect […]