Farming in the Arctic: It Can Be Done

On a misty fjord in Greenland, just miles from the planet’s second largest body of ice, Sten Pedersen is growing strawberries. Yellowknife, a Canadian city 320 miles below the Arctic Circle, hosted a farmers market this summer. And a greenhouse in Iqaluit, the capital of the vast Canadian Inuit territory of Nunavut, is producing spinach, kale, peppers and tomatoes. The frozen tundra of the Arctic is experiencing something of an agriculture boom.

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Photo 2: Pangnirtung Greenhouse Corporation

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Hmmm. Photo number two is The Eden Project in the UK.

As far as I read, those are also the types of greenhouses they are building with the Pangnirtung project (though they are only building two). It hasn’t started yet, so presumably that is why they are using the Eden Project photos.

Oh, awesome! It will be interesting to see them used as greenhouses. The Eden Project use them as controlled biomes. They even have wildlife living in them that can’t live outside the biomes!

Having been behind the scenes and done some work for them I’m fully behind seeing research projects like the ones they have at The Eden Project take off in other countries.

I’ve seen a number of pictures from the Eden Project and I am absolutely in awe. When I was a kid, I read about Biosphere 2 in a dusty old encyclopaedia, and since then, it has more or less obsessed me. I was even thinking of applying for Mars One because I knew they would do a biosphere project, but then I found out it was a 1-way trip!

I’d love to tour Project Eden one day! It’s amazing you worked on it!




Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One

Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.

In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.

One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.

Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?

B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.

The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.

That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:

“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.

(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

these are the defining moments of our generation. either we bow to this or we rise against it.


Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis Eddvangelion is truly the best anime ever produced.


i was just posing sensually when the camera turned on by itself i am not a model


I want to wear all black and hang out with plants


Whoops I made a Tragic Shinji to go with my Tragic Kaworu.