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  • Environment  

    FARMERS CONVERTING FARMS TO "FARM THE SUN" INSTEAD OF CROPS

    New trends in farming. We at BootheGlobalPerspectives are seeing more and more farmers, in the USA and around the world, converting their farmlands from traditional crops to "FARMING THE SUN"  with solar panels. Solar Power has expanded the money-making power and brought in new opportunities for farm, ranch and land owners.

    Farmers are finding the risks of fluctuating crop prices, drought, insects, floods, and the costs of fertilizer, tractors, harvesting and shipping more expensive every year. So, many are putting their crops into solar panels and either leasing the land to large energy companies or selling the electric power produced directly to the companies. Some are converting "marginally productive" farm and ranch land into solar farming with extensive arrays of solar panels.

    Last week I got a letter from India, a nation habitually short of electric energy, from farmers there who are now "growing electricity" more profitably than they formerly were growing crops. Instead of the labor-intensive issues of planting, plowing, weed control, irrigating, cultivating, insect control, harvesting, storage, transportation, packaging and processing, they are simply leasing their land out for solar panels. Some are buying solar panels instead of new tractors and gradually expanding their electrical production. 

    We at BootheGlobalPerspectives have noticed more farmers in the USA are converting use of their land from cotton, wheat, grains and traditional crops to harvesting sunlight into electricity. Part of the key to their success has been an over production of solar panels in China that has pushed the price of solar panels very low. Now many producers report that they can produce power for a cost of 5-6 cents per Kwh, which is very near the price that coal and natural gas can produce electricity in traditional power plants.…

     

  • Sep 14, 2016 | Environment  

    Sunflowers have a circadian clock. How they follow the sun.

    Credit and thanks go out to Christina Beck of The Christian Science Monitor for posting this article online. We at have long studied Sunflowers, grown them on our family farm in West Texas, and even grew a greenhouse lab plant that was huge, nearly 16 feet tall. They are amazing plants. Thus with this article we share just a little "Sunlight" with you...

     

  • Jun 17, 2016 | Environment  

    Atmosphere hits Highest Carbon Rates, A Milestone in History

    The atmosphere has hit a grim milestone — and scientists say we'll never go back 'within our lifetimes' PHOTO ABOVE: Domes housing solar sensors at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, where the longest global record of atmospheric carbon dioxide has been compiled. [University Corp...

     

  • May 7, 2016 | Environment  

    Ghosts of the Sangre De Christos

    GHOSTS OF THE SANGRE DE CHRISTOS By Ben B. Boothe, Sr. I think the sign intrigued me, motivated me to try harder. “DO NOT ENTER. VIOLATORS WILL BE SHOT,” the hand painted sign said. There was a gate, wired closed, daring me to come through. “This is a marked forest trail.” I thought. “Why would anyone be so intent on keeping people out?” I made inquiries...

     

  • Mar 30, 2016 | Environment  

    ENVIRONMENTAL NEWSPAPER, GREEN FIRE TIMES, FOR SALE

    THE GREEN FIRE STILL BURNING? WHO WILL CARRY THE TORCH AND BUY SKIP WHITSON'S MASTERPIECE I first met Skip Whitson, in 2010, in a cafe on Cerrillos Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico. In walked this tall man with a western hat, jeans, a vest and a western style cotton shirt, carrying a bundle of Green Fire Times newspapers. He had a pony-tail...

     

  • Sep 19, 2015 | Environment  

    Elephants Shot Travel to Humans for Help. What Happened Next?

    We at give our compliments and credit to the author for writing this report. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Desperate Elephants Shot With Poison Arrows Travel To Humans For Help By 17 September 2015 Last month, a wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked by poachers...

     

  • Aug 6, 2015 | Environment  

    How Dirty Is Your Air?

    Credit to Angel Hsu and Alisa Zomer for this article, and Grist for first putting it out there. We at notice that the concentration of power plants along the Mississippi and other great waterways, shows a huge increase in pollution "downwind" (wind west to east)...

     

  • Feb 17, 2015 | Environment  

    NASA SAYS "MEGA DROUGHT" PROJECTED BY COMPUTER STUDIES

    Comment from : We give credit to Science.Mic for this article written by Jordan Valinsky. This goes well with several reports we have made on the drought environment. BBB NASA: The US Faces a "Mega-Drought" Not Seen in 1,000 Years By Scientists have bad news for West Coasters in the grips of the worst drought in decades: The worst is yet to come...

     

  • Nov 11, 2014 | Environment  

    Water Theft in the American West

    Our credit and appreciation to Clare Foran for writing this article. When we saw it, it confirmed many of our writings on future conflicts relating to water shortage issues. Drought Is Taking California Back to the Wild, Wild West BY
    November 10, 2014 Mary Madden feels paranoid. Last fall Madden noticed something suspicious...

     

  • Nov 6, 2014 | Environment  

    SUPER TYPHOON NURI, WATCH ALERT. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS REPORT


    We don't normally send out weather alerts, but this one appears to be a significant storm. Our note is, "be alert" and watch as this hits Alaska and particularly watch the Jet Stream, because this mixture of high winds, low pressure, high humidity and cold temperatures could bring winter in with a vengeance...

     

  • Nov 3, 2014 | Environment  

    "Water the Battle Comes" Over 100 Protests Across Ireland, because of Fees for Water

    This is another of the predictions "Come True" from , as we have written numerous times suggesting that water will become the source of more and more conflict and even wars...

     

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