The greenhouses powered by sewage

Carbon-saving marvels of agricultural engineering have sprouted from the fields of southeast Britain - two of the largest greenhouses in the country. A pioneering design harnesses heat from nearby wastewater plants, cutting carbon footprints by up to 75 per cent. But the developer says more subsidies are needed to support emission-saving design.


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Brazil is an agricultural powerhouse, but up to 80 per cent of the farms are small, family-run businesses, and a significant number are struggling. High interest rates, an outdated, over-complicated credit system, and a lack of bank branches in rural areas have led to a loans crisis for those most in need. The private sector is filling some of the holes, but critics say much more needs to be done.

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