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Seaweed Farming Tested as World Hunger Solution

July 7, 2011
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Dutch researchers running an experiment in the province of Zeeland, which they hope could be a solution to the world's hunger problem. Researchers have set up a seaweed farm in the Oosterschelde estuary, where officials hope it is the first of many.

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Reuters (Apr. 16, 2013) — Researchers from Georgia Tech University say a deadly seaweed is destroying coral reefs off Fiji because of over-fishing. After studying hours of video footage, the researchers found that the fish species which historically eat the seaweed have largely disappeared, allowing the toxic plant to spread and overwhelm the coral.
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AP (July 5, 2013) — Record amounts of green algae cover beaches in Qingdao in East China, forcing swimmers to navigate seaweed as the government works to clean up the area.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 7, 2014) — With recent studies showing the world's oceans acidifying at an accelerating rate, scientists say coral reefs are at risk of dying out. But a student at London's Royal College of Art has come up with a possible solution. She has designed an artificial coral that, when placed in a reef, slowly dissolves over time releasing an alkaline solution to counteract the acidity. Matt Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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How Cities of the Future Can Feed Themselves

How Cities of the Future Can Feed Themselves

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 13, 2011) — Population growth has led to increased demand for vegetables and fruit and ever rising prices. Additional cropland is needed to make sure everyone on the planet can be fed. One solution could be provided by vertical farming.
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