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Planting Wind Energy on Farms May Help Crops, Say Researchers

Wind energy may do more than improve farm income. When sited in agricultural fields, turbines may help crops to grow, new research indicates.

“Mining” Groundwater in India Reaches New Lows

Small-scale rainwater harvesting and new crops could fill the gap

Resilience links: Waste water, water storage, and cooperatives

Water storage could help during droughts and floods, and ….

Pakistan flooding because of farms?

The country’s current floods are far worse because of decades of river and floodplain mismanagement, experts say

Saving Fuel on the Farm by Making Hay

A new look at crop rotations show farms could cut their energy use and still stay in business

“I predict we will see global protein shortages within our own lifetime.”

—Peter Barr, Chairman of the Meat and Livestock Commission

Read: “A Time of Warming”

Chapter 1 (and preface) of Brian Fagan’s book “The Great Warming”

Read: “Organic farming boosts biodiversity” by James Randerson

New Scientist, 11 Oct 2004

Read: “Intensive farming good for forests” by Fred Pearce

New Scientist, 25 Aug 2009

Success story: Regreening Africa with forested farms

Farmers in West Africa are encouraging saplings to grow, making their land much more productive


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »