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Get Ready to See One of the World's Biggest Salamanders
The Hellbender is a giant salamander, up to 29 inches long, but these creatures aren't easy to find.
They tend to spend daylight hours under rocks, and on top of that, their numbers—and their habitats—have severely dwindled.
In the above video from Brave Wilderness, Coyote Peterson and herpetologist Tim Brust travel to a secret location on a quest to encounter the super amphibian. Their mission is to collect field data and biometrics to help conservation efforts for the Hellbender, listed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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By David R. Montgomery
Would it sound too good to be true if I was to say that there was a simple, profitable and underused agricultural method to help feed everybody, cool the planet, and revitalize rural America? I used to think so, until I started visiting farmers who are restoring fertility to their land, stashing a lot of carbon in their soil, and returning healthy profitability to family farms. Now I've come to see how restoring soil health would prove as good for farmers and rural economies as it would for the environment.
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Many claim that a whole-food, plant-based diet easily meets all the daily nutrient requirements.