Since taking over management of the family’s California dairy farm, in 1977, Albert Straus has used it as a force for change, becoming the first 100% certified organic, zero-waste, non-GMO creamery in North America, processing milk from about a dozen partner farms. Since 2004, Straus Family Creamery has been using bio “digesters” to convert methane produced from manure into biogas, which fuels an on-farm generator cranking out 350,000 kilowatt-hours of certified renewable electricity annually—enough for him to sell the excess back to the local utility. Last November, Straus entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement with carmaker BMW Group to supply cow-to-car electricity for BMW’s electric vehicles in California. The agreement helps BMW qualify for state carbon credits and pays farmers up to 10 times what they’d earn through regular power-purchase agreements with a public utility. (Any dairy farmer in the state can participate.) “Animals … [Read more...] about This dairy farmer figured out how to power your BMW with cow manure
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Aja Barber, an American social-media influencer and activist born in Reston, Virginia, who now lives in London, UK, has used her voice to raise these issues and others, from women’s rights to ethical fashion. Having studied communication and journalism, she worked in television production before becoming a full-time blogger focusing on race and intersectional feminism. … [Read more...] about Black Americans never got their share of the American Dream, says US activist Aja Barber
The communist Chinese regime has been known to use consumer and enterprise technology companies for espionage. As a friend, China and their tech firms got the benefit of doubt so far. Now that China has shown its hand openly by attempting to seize Indian territory, the government is clear that it wants a Chinese-tech-mukt-Bharat.What message is the government sending with this ban?That India will safeguard its digital security and hit China where it hurts—in the pocketbook. Chinese apps, which are worth hundreds of billions of dollars, have been counting on India as a lucrative market. No longer. Money talks.Under which law did the government announce this ban?The Ministry of Information Technology has invoked its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009.Is it only TikTok being banned?This ban is not limited to … [Read more...] about Why has the clock run out on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in India?
It is worth noting that it is not illegal to have any one of these banned Chinese apps on your smartphone. You do not have to delete them, but they will not receive further developer support and updates. The government will also block internet access to them in the future. … [Read more...] about India bans 59 Chinese apps: How does the ban impact pre-installed apps?
Though EcoBuilder doesn’t depict real animals—all the plants and animals are made up, like Pokémon—the idea is the same: players add in predators in order to keep every species alive. The species in the game differ only in size, which still affects their interactions. When plants are smaller or lighter, they grow faster, feeding more animals. If you make the plants large like an oak tree, they take too long to grow for the animals to survive off of. When the animals change in size in the game, it affects how they eat. “If you imagine a herd of cows eating a field of grass, they’re going to eat it a lot lower than a swarm of locusts,” Zheng says. … [Read more...] about This mobile game lets you build ecosystems that will help solve real-world ecological problems