Carbon farming: How agriculture can both feed people and fight climate change

Richard Lindsay  Head of Environmental and Conservation Research, Sustainability Research Institute, University of East London   Imagine “carbon emissions”, and what springs to mind? Most people tend to think of power stations belching out clouds of carbon dioxide or queues of vehicles burning up fossil fuels as they crawl, bumper-to-bumper, along congested urban roads. But in Britain and many other countries, carbon emissions have another source, one that is almost completely invisible. In the UK, these overlooked emissions come from our most extensive semi-natural habitat, yet it is a habitat…

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VW creates entry-level JETTA brand to capture first-time buyers

INTERNATIONAL -Volkswagen on Tuesday said it will launch an entry-level JETTA brand in China in the third quarter this year, as a way to capture first-time buyers in the world’s largest car market which has started to sputter. Car sales in China fell for a seventh straight month in January, the country’s top auto industry association said earlier this month. A third of the Chinese car market is in a segment which is positioned below the main volume segment, where the Volkswagen brand is market leader, VW said. To capture…

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R13bn to be spent on road infrastructure

  PRETORIA – Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has unveiled a R13 billion road infrastructure programme, comprising a number of packages in several provinces, in response to the Presidential Stimulus Package that will create an estimated 20 000 jobs. Nzimande said yesterday that the R3.5bn budget from the stimulus package, which would be supplemented by the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) budget allocations, would unlock an investment of R13.1bn in critical and strategic road infrastructure. He said that a number of stimulus projects were in place on the Sanral network, some…

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R33m to train 200 plumbers and electricians in eThekwini

Durban – Two hundred unemployed young people will receive training through an artisan development programme over three years, the eThekwini executive committee (Exco) agreed on Tuesday. They will attend plumbing and electrical courses during the programme, set to start on Friday. This will be made possible through grant funding of R33 million from the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority. A report tabled at Exco granted authority for the city to enter into a service level agreement with a training provider to deliver the courses, and monitor and…

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Christian Pedersen, IFS Chief Product Officer

AI and IoT will begin merging to produce a new kind of automation

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