For generations, the Indigenous Samburu, Maasai, Borana and Rendille people of northern Kenya have been grazing cattle and other animals, following the rhythm of the rains and rules passed down from community elders. But in 2013, a conservation organization run by a white, formerly colonial family thought it could do better. It set up a […]
Since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began documenting an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for North Atlantic right whales in 2017, 36 of the endangered species are known to have died. Researchers are hoping an entangled female whale swimming in Cape Cod Bay won’t be one of them. Along with vessel strikes, fishing gear […]
Bees need a balanced diet of nectar, which gives them carbohydrates in the form of sugars, and pollen, which provides fat and protein, from a wide variety of plant sources. Different bee species have their own nutritional needs, but no healthy bee diet includes pesticides. According to new findings by scientists from Trinity College Dublin […]
A revolution is spreading across several states, where farmers and ranchers are adopting regenerative grazing methods that utilize the power of livestock to revitalize, restore and transform where they graze into thriving ecosystems. Regenerative grazing (also called rotational, managed, mob and prescribed grazing) is a holistic livestock management method that involves the practice of containing […]
If the Donlin Gold Mine is built as planned in Southwest Alaska, it would be the largest pure gold mine in the world. It would also lead to the filling of thousands of acres of wetlands, harm salmon and rainbow smelt and risk a catastrophic spill of 20 to 40 percent of the up to 568 million tons of toxic waste that could end up stored behind a 471-foot tailings dam.
If you are trying to stick with sustainable seafood, don’t buy mackerel. That’s the latest recommendation of the UK-based Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Good Fish Guide, which rates popular fish as “Best Choice” (green), “OK-Needs Improvement” (amber) or “Fish to Avoid” (red). “Unfortunately, Northeast Atlantic mackerel has moved on to the amber list, having been […]
A federal judge on Monday denied a motion by environmental groups challenging oil giant ConocoPhillips’ $7 billion Willow project in Alaska’s Western Arctic. The ruling allows the construction of roads and a gravel mine planned for the last three weeks of the construction season to move forward. The lawsuit initially filed by the groups asserted […]
In the dreary winter months, the spring feels a long way out — but warmer days are approaching fast! Pretty soon it’ll be time to dust off the gardening supplies and plan out your plots for the growing season. Vegetable gardens are already a money-saving venture, and the initial input costs lead to a season […]