Scientists have found a way to pull water from the air using only energy from the sun

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. New Technology Brings Star Wars–Style Desert Moisture Farming a Step Closer Luke Skywalker wasn’t just a farmer. In the original 1977 Star Wars film, the lead character was desperate to leave his home planet of Tatooine, where his family […]

Winter gardening things you should not overlook

In the gardening world, winter is not considered the most exciting time of the year. In many places, snow covers the ground and gardeners stay indoors thumbing through seed catalogs dreaming about spring. However, in USDA zones 9 and higher, some plants are blooming and not all of the trees have lost their leaves. There […]

Vegetables Under Glass: Greenhouses Could Bring Us Better Winter Produce

In America, our food options are remarkably unaffected by the changing seasons. We just keep eating salad greens and tomatoes without regard to the onset of winter. In most of the country, there’s little chance that the greens we eat in the late fall and winter are locally grown. But if there were greenhouses nearby, […]