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Electricity from grass

Electricity from grass

Green plants like grass could generate electricity according to researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It might be some way off before we run our televisions and microwaves off lawn clippings, but within a few years villagers in remote, off-grid...
We mustn’t lose our lawns

We mustn’t lose our lawns

Last summer Colin Crosbie, curator of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, defended lawns in a radio debate, saying he believes having dedicated areas for grass is important for recreational and environmental reasons. For instance, green spaces are...
Grass good for the environment

Grass good for the environment

Soil beneath grassland stores up to 70t/ha of carbon (25t/ha more than arable crops), and acts as a valuable sink for carbon dioxide, one of the gases on the climate change blacklist. This was confirmed by Northern Ireland farmer Dr John Gilliland OBE last week, at...

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