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The Indigenous Food Cafés Transforming Local Cuisine

The Indigenous Food Cafés Transforming Local Cuisine

By Anne Pinto-Rodrigues On a warm afternoon in March, Plantina Mujai busily cooks up a meal in the kitchen of her café in Khweng village, in the Indian state of Meghalaya. She’s dressed in a crisp white and green jain kyrshah, the traditional checkered cloth worn by women of the Khasi community, the largest ethnic group […]

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    U.S. Virgin Islands Protects Land From Development With New Parks System

    U.S. Virgin Islands Protects Land From Development With New Parks System

    The U.S. Virgin Islands have created a new system of parks within over 30 areas that will now be protected from commercial development, while being preserved for nature and outdoor recreation. Hundreds of acres across sites on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are now preserved within the new Territorial Park System, which includes […]

    New Online Database Helps Gardeners Plant to Attract Pollinators

    New Online Database Helps Gardeners Plant to Attract Pollinators

    Despite the importance of pollinators to the world’s food supply and ecosystem health, surprisingly little is known about which flowers many pollinator species prefer, which flowers are pollinated by which insects and how these interactions fluctuate over time. To help address this issue, University of Sussex researchers have developed a new online database that documents […]

    Global Forest Area Declined by 60% Since 1960, Study Finds

    Global Forest Area Declined by 60% Since 1960, Study Finds

    A new study has found an alarming loss in forest areas globally, including that global forest area per capita has dropped from 1.4 hectares in 1960 to just 0.5 hectares per person by 2019, a 60% decline. The research, lead by Ronald Estoque from the Center for Biodiversity and Climate Change, Forestry and Forest Products […]