Thin Lei Win

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Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

World Nov 30, 2018

Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely makes an appearance. Yet the heat and light in his greenhouses allow Olafsson to grow his juicy tomatoes and cucumbers even in the depths ...

Business | FOCUS Jan 2, 2018

Can agriculture stem its effects on climate in 2018?

After Rene Castro-Salazar attended the first U.N.-led climate talks in Berlin in 1985 as Costa Rica's environment and energy minister, he tried to talk about agriculture and climate change — but few wanted to join the conversation. "There was always opposition — and we couldn't ...