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Vertical Farming: A path toward a sustainable future? Not quite yet

BY CONNOR D. OSGOOD

Popularized by Dickson Despommier, an emeritus professor of microbiology at Colombia University, vertical farming is a concept steadily gaining attention in the urban farming scene. It proposes that food production take place in cities instead of on expansive agricultural fields. In this utopian future of Farming 2.0, it seems the sky is the limit. Farmers will grow fruits, vegetable, grains and even livestock and fish on every level of their skyscraper farms. Continue reading “Vertical Farming: A path toward a sustainable future? Not quite yet”

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Wanting a Better Future for the Children I Might Not Have

BY MIKAYLA MACE

I am three months shy of the age my mom was when she had me—23 years and two months.

While my mom and I sat alone in the living room recently, I told her that I was concerned about bringing children into a world facing the impending threats of climate change.

Continue reading “Wanting a Better Future for the Children I Might Not Have”

Bike Safety in the Old Pueblo

BY RACHEL WEHR

In 2013, 743 cyclists lost their lives in collisions with motor vehicles nationwide, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s about two people per day. Continue reading “Bike Safety in the Old Pueblo”

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