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Tropical House Frutigen Opens its Doors

At Frutigen, Switzerland, a new tropical house opens its doors on November 21, 2009. The facility is running on warm water (100 Liters per second) flowing out of the Lötschberg Base Railway Tunnel. This heat energy is used for the cultivation of fish and a variety of tropical fruit. See...

EAWAG’s Novaquatis wins transdisciplinary award

The Swiss Novaquatis project, focussing on research and development on the concept of NoMix toilets (urine separating toilets) won the award "td-net for transdisciplinary research" 2008 from the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences – carrying a prize of CHF 75,000. EAWAG writes: "The award is made...

Schuhmacher College, UK – New Programme out

Schumacher College, in its own words, "offers transformative learning for sustainable living. Courses at the College aim to empower and equip people who wish to make changes to the world situation they see developing around them." The new programme for the period from Sep. 2008 to April 2009...

BBC report on fish farming in Malawi

BBC reported about a successfull fish farming project in Malawi - one of the poorest countries in Africa.  The project combines Tilapia and Catfish farming in rain-fed ponds with raising chicken and goat crop farming (e.g., maize), thus recycling the nutrients very efficiently. A nice example for...