08 Jun '11, 4pm

Vertical Farms: Not Just Green Eye Candy, They Can Actually Work

Vertical Farms: Not Just Green Eye Candy, They Can Actually Work

Conventional greenhouses and other indoor agriculture facilities currently avoid reclaiming transpired water, electing to simply expel it to the outside world and consume more water to replenish irrigation levels....the incidence of water stress is widely projected to increase throughout much of the world in the coming decades. One study has calculated that if present trends continue, 1.8 billion people will be living in absolute water scarcity by 2025, while a full two thirds of the human population will face water stress.With agriculture currently accounting for some 72% of human water use it seems likely that such steps to reduce water consumption will become a desirable provision of vertical farming in the future.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/vertical-farms-no...

Tweets

Vertical Farms: Not Just Green Eye Candy, They Can Actually Work : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Vertical Farms: Not Just Green Eye Candy, They ...

treehugger.com 08 Jun '11, 4pm

Conventional greenhouses and other indoor agriculture facilities currently avoid reclaiming transpired water, electing to ...

Small Can Be Beautiful – Use these principles t...

buildinggreen.com 07 Jun '11, 10am

It is also becoming more widely understood, within the progressive design community, that we must now shift once again--to...

Biking to Work 101 | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Biking to Work 101 | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

care2.com 08 Jun '11, 5pm

Like many of my peers, I regularly shell out $60 to fill up my car’s gas tank and sadly realized that I spend the majority...

Live Green: Learn how your small business can work with the biggest buyer in the world

Live Green: Learn how your small business can w...

greenforall.org 03 Jun '11, 6pm

No matter what – no matter the size of the government, no matter who controls the White House or the Congress – the Federa...

Van Gogh Painting is a Vertical Green Wall

treehugger.com 07 Jun '11, 1am

It's the first living painting in London's Trafalgar Square, and maybe the first anywhere. A Van Gogh picture has been tur...