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Posts Tagged ‘horticulture’

The Thermal Greenhouse Town of Hveragerði: Iceland’s Offbeat Hotbed

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 29 April 2013

The town of Hveragerði, Iceland, just 45 minutes outside the capital city of Reykjavik, was built over a volcanic magma chamber, capitalising on the abundance of steam and hot water rising from the ground. Here, superheated groundwater can reach temperatures of 392°F. Resourcefully, Hveragerði residents have put their thermal endowments to use in a number of creative ways.

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Photo of the Week: Sustainable Hydration in Bodrum, Turkey

  • Gerard Oude Hergelink (Photo and Text)
  • 5 September 2010

One of the wonders of a sub-tropical climate, such as that found in Bodrum, Turkey, is its almost invisible hydration system on the ground. Generally no drop of rain falls from May until November, but flowers and plants in nature nevertheless thrive well.

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