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The Name Makes Me Wince a Little

The Isle of Thanet in Kent, England is doing a little terraforming. They’re placing an astonishing 220 acres of land under glass so they can grow vegetables year ’round. The 1.3 million plants will all be grown hydroponically, resulting in a relatively small carbon footprint. When the greenhouse is fully functional it will increase the U.K.’s crop of green vegetables by 15%.

Oh…and they’re calling the place “Thanet Earth.” Doesn’t that make you want to smack whomever thought it up for Extreme Tweeness?

Link (via io9)

Posted in News June 16th, 2008 by Chip
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