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… spend a lot of time and had to overcome many difficulties to make the bicycle. The most difficult work he had to do was to find the right material for the bicycle and design bodywork. “I could only create perfect bodywork after three times,” he said. Why bamboo, and not another type of material? According to Tri, bamboo has an isotropic fiber structure and therefore, has high bearing capacity. Bamboo can be treated in different ways to improve the rigidity and resistance to termites: it can …

Lakewinds announces grants to local farm groups – Chanhassen Villager: Business

… farming practices and to provide high-quality, natural food to our local communities is considerable,” says Dale Woodbeck, General Manager of Lakewinds Food Co-Op. “We hope that by easing this burden we are able to help them diversify their offerings and improve food quality and accessibility for our customers and communities.” Recipients of the grant use the funds to purchase new equipment, expand or upgrade their spaces, increase growing and storing capacity and more. Many groups also …

Should the UK be subsidising the world’s first tidal lagoons? | Environment | The Guardian

… begin by 2018 and power generation by 2022. The second lagoon will cover an area seven times larger than Swansea’s and will have a capacity of between 1,800-2,800MW, enough to power 1.5m homes (compared with 150,000 for the first lagoon). Most importantly, the company says, the larger scale will allow them to produce power at £90-95/MWh, which will make the project cheaper than offshore wind and competitive with nuclear. Mark Shorrock, TLP’s chief executive says the fall in cost will occur …

Call for “equal rights” for landholders dealing with miners | Fraser Coast Chronicle

… landowners and communities are not being recognised, not compensated for or no priority given over resource activity when there is no current solution to unrepairable damage to things of fundamental value such as the very small percentage of high quality soils,” Mr Stiller said. “The ability of the productive capacity of the land should not be impaired nor impacts to enjoy prior amenity of life residing on that land be left not resolved. “All parties and candidates must commit …