A New Open-Source Farming Robot Takes Shape

The world of automated farming may be an unglamorous one to those not invested in its attractions, but like the robots themselves that quietly get on in the background with tending crops, those who follow that path spend many seasons refining their designs. The Acorn is a newly-open-sourced robot from Twisted Fields, a Californian research farm, and it provides a fascinating look at the progress of a farming robot design from germination onwards. The Acorn is not a CNC gantry for small intensive gardens in the manner of designs such as the Farmbot, instead it’s an autonomous solar-powered rover intended for larger farms which will cruise the fields continuously tending to the plants in its patch. It’s a work in progress, so what we see is the completed rover with the tools and machine vision to follow. It pursues the course of a low-cost lightweight platform, an aluminium chassis surmounted by the solar panel, with mountain bike front fork derived wheels at each corner. It has four wheel drive and four wheel steering, meaning that it can traverse the roughest of farmland. We can see its progress since a 2019 prototype, and while it seems as slow as the seasons themselves to mature, we can see that the final version could be a significantly useful machine on a small farm. It’s not the first autonomous farming robot we’ve seen over the years, as for example this slightly more robust Australian model. We’re guessing that this is the direction autonomous farming is likely to take, with the more traditional tractor-based machinery projected by some manufacturers taking on repetitive loading and hauling roles.

A New Open-Source Farming Robot Takes Shape

Anxiety Strikes Signs – The Symptoms That Control Your Life!

Yoga exercise is a terrific way to stop anxiety problems, solve anxiety attack and loosened weight and also enhance your fitness and health. Yoga is a 5,000 years of age technique that includes reflective practices and also physical exercises and postures to accomplish a emotional as well as physical tranquility. This method has actually come […]

Anxiety Strikes Signs – The Symptoms That Control Your Life!

How to deal with Prodigies – The Upcoming Generation

If you’re like me then you weren’t born with a phone in your hand, a laptop at your desk and a Bluetooth speaker in your car. No. You were likely born with a tree branch sword and your mother told you to go outside to play. Things have changed and so have the devs. That’s […]

How to deal with Prodigies – The Upcoming Generation

May 7th-David was to begin using his gifts—writing and music, in this case— as God intended: to further His word.

1 Chronicles 28: 8“So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess the good land and bequeath it to your sons after you forever. David, being a […]

May 7th-David was to begin using his gifts—writing and music, in this case— as God intended: to further His word.

Zumba?

I clicked into the online class because the title said, “20 Minute ZUMBA Fitness.” I said to myself, “I can do anything for twenty minutes.” From the first downbeat, the instructor Ayhan Sulu is high energy. His sleevless shirt says, “EGO IS NOT YOUR AMIGO.” And his smile—well—you might just need to click play to […]

Zumba?

Do You Take Supplements for Your Health or Illness?

According to a Washington Post article, Americans spend $35 billion per year on vitamins and supplements. Unlike pharmaceuticals, which have to demonstrate effectiveness and safety to get approved, supplements only need to demonstrate safety. That’s a lot of money to spend on things that may or may not be helpful. Just because they’re “natural” doesn’t […]

Do You Take Supplements for Your Health or Illness?

Non-Acceptance, Suffering, and Mental Illness

Winter Dragonflies wrote quite a while back about creating your peace. It made me think about the relationship between non-acceptance and suffering in the context of mental illness, and I started this draft that I’ve finally gotten around to writing. Mental illness isn’t fun, that much is clear. How we relate to illness, wellness, and […]

Non-Acceptance, Suffering, and Mental Illness

Breaking! Alleged Poacher Is Trampled To Death By Elephants in Kruger National Park; Other Suspects Have Been Arrested

World Animal News Lauren Lewis 5 hours ago In what was an extremely busy weekend for apprehending poaching suspects in Kruger National Park (KNP), South African National Parks (SANParks) released information about two incidents that resulted in the arrests of numerous would-be poachers and the death of one poacher by a breeding herd of elephants. “It […]

Breaking! Alleged Poacher Is Trampled To Death By Elephants in Kruger National Park; Other Suspects Have Been Arrested

END Inhumane Farmed Animal Transport

actionnetwork.org END the suffering of farmed animals in mobile torture chambers No food, no water, no rest, no room to even move. For up to 28 straight hours, animals are packed into trucks and trailers so tight that millions die in transport every year! Others suffer terribly, they are injured, bruised, broken, and gored. Then […]

END Inhumane Farmed Animal Transport

petition: Pesticides are meant to help us grow food, but instead they are polluting our farmland and water sources beyond repair

by: Care2 Team recipient: The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Chemical pesticides were developed in order to support crop growth, keeping away potentially harmful “pests” from our vital food supply. But we have known for a long time now that pesticides can also be quite harmful to people and animals that ingest them, […]

petition: Pesticides are meant to help us grow food, but instead they are polluting our farmland and water sources beyond repair

Wild Lions are in Danger of Going Extinct And It’s Not Because Of Global Warming!

Just 20,000 lions remain in Africa according to multiple experts, meaning that hunting them, no matter how +/- impactful it is, shouldn’t be happening with such dangerously low populations. https://t.co/XuZQKg2TaC — Paul Tully (@paul__tully) April 29, 2021

Wild Lions are in Danger of Going Extinct And It’s Not Because Of Global Warming!

Planting Trees Is Not A No-Brainer

A plantation site for the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. BILLION TREE TSUNAMI PROGRAMME KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA We have committed to planting trees. And we know that getting to a trillion trees planted is not going to be easy. But the effort has obvious and less obvious upsides. Every […]

Planting Trees Is Not A No-Brainer

4 TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME MOTHERS

Becoming a mom for the first time is an experience that cannot be justified with words. It is special, it is magical, and it completely changes your life. However, a lot of first-time moms also have a lot of anxiety. What if I am doing this wrong? What if I make a mistake? This is only natural, but you have no reason to worry. We all make mistakes, and we all learn as we go. Here are some great tips to help you get started…

4 TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME MOTHERS

List: 5 High Fiber Foods to Help Keep You Feeling Full, Part 1

Fiber will fill you up and keep you full longer. I posted an article on the benefits of fiber.  This is going to be a multiple part series on high fiber foods you need to add to your diet on a regular basis.  I have found that if I get 30-50 grams of fiber in […]

List: 5 High Fiber Foods to Help Keep You Feeling Full, Part 1

Everything you must know of diet in Corona disease.

Everything you must know about, Do sand Don’ts  of diet in Corona disease. Diet for Covid patients This blog is dedicated to the all the front warriors, volunteers and people who are coming forward to help and sort the disaster of Covid 19 at their best level. Among them I want to mention and thanks […]

Everything you must know of diet in Corona disease.

The Unfortunate Persistence of Low-Carb Diets: An Explanation & Critique

People want to hear good things about their bad habits. Combine this fact with the power of industries that desperately want to keep people hooked on their products and you have a recipe for nutrition misinformation. Low carbohydrate diets have reared their heads again and again over the past few decades. Whether they are in […]

The Unfortunate Persistence of Low-Carb Diets: An Explanation & Critique

How To Store Lemons and Lime for 3 months

March 18, 2021 Lemons and limes have endless uses, not just for eating or flavoring! People store lemons and limes in a few different kind of ways. I have the perfect lemon and lime storage hack that will help keep your lemons fresh and wrinkle-free! Let me show you how to store lemon and lime […]

How To Store Lemons and Lime for 3 months

Five elephants are feared dead after Kenya fires ‘started by British soldiers cooking’

By Mark Nicol Defence Editor For The Daily Mail 22:00 25 Mar 2021, updated 22:43 25 Mar 2021 http://www.dailymail.co.uk Five elephants, including a calf, have reportedly been killed in the fires started by UK soldiers in Kenya The fires continued to rage over 8,000 acres of the Lolldaiga training area  The fire reportedly started when […]

Five elephants are feared dead after Kenya fires ‘started by British soldiers cooking’

Fossil Fuel Divestment Debate Settled

Protesters have argued that you shouldn’t try to profit off the end of the world. New analysis shows that, in any event, you won’t. Photograph by David Grossman / Alamy This is a short read with a big implication; as always we are grateful to Bill McKibben for his weekly newsletter: The Powerful New Financial […]

Fossil Fuel Divestment Debate Settled

The Locus Of Locust Control

A swarm of desert locusts in Meru, Kenya, in February. Yasuyoshi Chiba/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images We respect all things natural, but we acknowledge there are phenomena that test our principles. Historic swarms of locusts, for example, make us believe that getting control over their impact is essential for communities where they can lay waste […]

The Locus Of Locust Control

Planting Trees Is Not A No-Brainer

A plantation site for the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. BILLION TREE TSUNAMI PROGRAMME KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA We have committed to planting trees. And we know that getting to a trillion trees planted is not going to be easy. But the effort has obvious and less obvious upsides. Every […]

Planting Trees Is Not A No-Brainer

Clean Is As Creative Does

Fossil fuel divestment is easier said than done. Some in the creative sector have fostered skepticism about climate change. A message from some creative folks that we are inclined to believe: OUR PLEDGE: — Clean Creatives is bringing together leading agencies, their employees, and clients to address the ad and PR industry’s work with fossil […]

Clean Is As Creative Does

Benthic Biodiversity: A silver lining to microplastic accumulation in oceans

Giant floating islands of plastic pollution are a common topic in the news, but the ocean surface is not the only location that plastic is accumulating. Due to differences in densities between the different types of plastics, some plastic floats and some plastic sinks. This distribution of plastics at different depths means that wildlife swimming […]

Benthic Biodiversity: A silver lining to microplastic accumulation in oceans

Dead and Gone? – The loss of decaying wood communities in urban forests

Forests are beautiful. From flourishing plants to tranquil wildlife to decaying logs, all parts are beautiful, vital, and connected. Dead logs are responsible for maintaining a healthy forest thanks to teams of fungi and wood-dependent insects inside. These organisms break down plant material to add nutrients back to the ecosystem. Forests are essential for human health and well-being, but human disturbance could threaten these ecosystems. To keep our forests healthy and beautiful, we depend on these decomposers, but can they rely on us?

Increasing Temperatures and Decreasing Insect Populations

Without insects, we wouldn’t have all of the edible plants that we rely on as important parts of our diets and entire ecosystems would be in trouble. Despite their importance, insects face many threats, including climate change. Through a literature review, a group of scientists found that increasing temperatures due to climate change and the resulting ecosystem changes are a leading cause of insect population declines globally. Some species have disappeared completely. However, different species respond to climate change differently. Monitoring and understanding their responses can help us prevent their loss.

Increasing Temperatures and Decreasing Insect Populations

Deforestation-related warming reduces productivity of rural workers

Global warming is often accompanied and related to deforestation. Deforestation amplifies many effects of global warming. Recent research has highlighted the effects of deforestation and warmer temperatures on workers in rural areas.

Deforestation-related warming reduces productivity of rural workers

SOME SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.

Reduce emissions, save energy… what lifestyle can implement to combat global warming?

Six actions preventing Climate change.

Climate change is a proven fact. Global warming has caused serious changes to the planet, such as rising sea levels, extreme weather events, deforestation, disappearance of species… But, as individuals we can slowdown global warming by implementing small more sustainable actions within our communities.

Let’s tell you about daily habits that can be adopted to fight global warming locally, through six (6) simple actions that can result in big changes.

1. Reduce emissions: Use your car less, whenever possible, instead use sustainable transportation more often.

2. Save energy: Take a look at the labels on your appliances, and never leave them on standby. By being careful how we use home appliances, we can save energy and, of course, money at the end of the month.

3. Put the 3R’s of sustainability into practice.

– Reduce: consume less, more efficiently.

– Reuse: take advantage of second hand markets, to give new life to items that you don’t use anymore or find something that someone else has gotten rid of that you need. Bartering is also a practical solution.

– Recycle: packaging, waste from electronics, e.t.c.

4. What about your diet? Eat low carbon.

A low carbon diet results in smarter consumption:

– Reduce your meat consumption: it is said that livestock is one of the biggest contaminators of the atmosphere.

– Eat food that is local and in season.

– Avoid excessive packaging and processed foods as much as possible.

5. Act against forest loss. As far as possible, avoid anything that may be a fire hazard.

If you want to buy wood, choose wood with a certification or seal showing its sustainable origin.

Plant a tree! Throughout its life, it can absorb upto a ton of carbon dioxide.

6. Make demands from the government: demand that they take measures toward a more sustainable life, any way that you can.

Think globally, act locally. Your actions are needed in the fight against climate change.

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