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Journal Archive


3.16.11
Fish Farming in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
This article is of particular interest to Biosphere Farms ...


12.29.10
The High Price We Pay For Cheap Food
Arthur Potts Dawson discusses the disconnect between healthy food and affordability and explores visions for sustainability


4.13.10
The Biology and Business of Biofuels
A 50 minute video presentation From the University of California San Diego


4.13.10
Algae Fuel - Some Basic Facts
Algae fuel, also called algal fuel, algaeoleum or second-generation biofuel, is a biofuel which is derived from algae.


4.5.10
Major Energy CompanyTalks about Algae
Is this just a big oil marketing ploy?


3.23.10
Did PR trump Science at MIT ?
Perhaps there is more (or less) to this discovery than meets the eye, so let's review...


10.3.09
About Microturbines - What they Are and How They Work
Microturbines are becoming widespread for distributed power and combined heat and power applications.


10.7.08
Hard Science Links - Catalytic Electrolysis and Nocera
Three fine sources of the science behind this.


10.7.08
MIT develops way to bank solar energy at home
From Reuters International


10.7.08
Hydrogen Hopes Revived....NYTimes August 1, 2008
2 Reports Raise Hopes on Energy


10.7.08
How Daniel Nocera's Hydrogen Catalyst Was Discovered
How this discovery came about.


10.7.08
Cheap fuel from Synthetic Photosynthesis - The First Steps
we are looking at a future where we grow our own food, make our own electricity, fresh water, and transportation fuel, in our home....



Creating Photosynthesis-like Hydrogen Storage
Revolutionary discovery could make solar energy an economically viable alternative.


9.29
Daniel Nocera Video - storing solar energy
This could be the most important scientific discovery of the 21rst Century!!!


3.6.2008
Peak Oil? Peak Soil!
by Roger Doiron


5/16/2007
Our Niche in the Northeastern United States
A closer look...


5/10/07
Where Are We?
First and foremost we are on this fragile little planet


11/16/2006
The Collapse of Aquatic Ecologies
A new study reports a perilous future for the world's oceans


10/22/2006
Six Strategies for Conserving Water
Agriculture consumes more than two thirds of all water used each year. What can we do to limit our consumption and still produce enough food?


10/1/2006
Eco-art: An examination of the earth-bound life
Ecological art, or eco-art, addresses the inherent beauty of nature, its aesthetic, the relationship between humans and nature...


9/12/2006
Aquifers and Salinification, Pt. 1
Increased use of well water leads to increased soil salinity


9/9/2006
Japan Rejects US Rice Exports
Global markets are increasingly refusing genetically modified foods


8/17/2006
The Power of Localized Currency
An interview with Susan Witt, the Executive Director of the E.F. Schumacher Society


8/11/2006
The Fall of the Bee
As bee populations decline, so does our food growing capacity


7/17/2006
Distributed Generation
Looking for cost and energy efficient alternatives


7/4/2006
E. F. Schumacher
Man is small, and, therefore, small is beautiful


6/26/2006
Taking Care of Communities
Finding a balance between profit and stewardship


6/19/2006
Poisoned Soil
Replacing nutrients with toxins


6/13/2006
The Risks of Factory Farming
There is nothing more crucial to our survival than what and how much we eat


6/5/2006
American Food
Unsustainable, inefficient & vulnerable...


5/27/2006
Sustainable Agriculture
The ability of a farm to produce perpetually...


5/27/06
Welcome to Biosphere Farms Journal
The earth is what we all have in common...