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Regenerative Agriculture 101: Everything You Need to Know

Regenerative Agriculture 101: Everything You Need to Know

Quick Key Facts In regenerative agriculture, the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the soil is preserved through minimal disturbance. Indigenous cultures maintain and have maintained a regenerative relationship with their natural environments, including the soil, for thousands of years. Regenerative farming helps build healthy soil and increases plant diversity. Through regenerative agricultural practices like […]

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    Palm Oil 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Palm Oil 101: Everything You Need to Know

    What is Palm Oil?  If you use cosmetics, take showers or even just eat processed foods, chances are you put quite a bit of palm oil onto or into your body. Made from the fruit of an oil palm plant, palm oil is the most commonly used vegetable oil on the planet, and manufacturers have […]

    5 Big Threats to Rivers

    5 Big Threats to Rivers

    By Tara Lohan If we needed any more motivation to help save our ailing rivers, it should have come with the findings of a recent study, which revealed that “Nowhere is the biodiversity crisis more acute than in freshwater ecosystems.” Rivers, lakes and inland wetlands cover 1% of the Earth but provide homes for 10% of […]

    Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

    Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

    A former industrial wasteland in Manchester, England, has officially been designated an 1,824-acre nature reserve that will provide 300,000 locals with access to nature, a press release from Natural England and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said. The Flashes of Wigan and Leigh will become one of England’s most extensive urban nature […]

    More Than Half of Palm Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Finds

    More Than Half of Palm Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Finds

    It’s hard to imagine a world without palm trees. Members of the recognizable Arecaceae family drop coconuts onto white-sand beaches, pierce their fronds through the greenery of rainforests and line glamorous boulevards from Los Angeles to Miami.  But a new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution Monday warns that we might have to. A […]

    Nearly 2,000 Environmental Defenders Killed in Last 10 Years

    Nearly 2,000 Environmental Defenders Killed in Last 10 Years

    At a rate of every other day for the past 10 years, an environmental defender has lost their life protecting their home. That’s one sobering statistic from the latest Global Witness report “Decade of Defiance: Ten Years of Reporting Land and Environmental Activism Worldwide.” For every year since 2012, the environmental and human rights organization […]