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Breakthroughs In Nutrition Via Entrepreneurial Conservation

Thanks to National Public Radio (USA)’s food-focused program, The Salt, for another story on unexpected breakthroughs in nutrition:

…”Insects are probably the most sustainable form of protein we have on Earth,” Bitty Foods founder Megan Miller, who…

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DOWNSTREAM FROM REGINA: Protecting and Restoring the Qu’Appelle Watershed*


For decades Regina’s poorly or untreated sewage has degraded eco-system health downstream in the Qu’Appelle Valley watershed. Regina’s refusal to prioritize modernizing its wastewater treatment means that people sometimes can’t swim, eat the fish, walk their pets or even boat. 10,027 more words

Government Policy

Effects of acorn mass production on populations

This interactive module, from NOVA Education, shows how the periodic mass production of acorns by oak trees has widespread effects on various animals in the ecosystem, as well as on nearby human populations. 47 more words

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Monkeys, music, ecology...

Research published today by the American Psychological Association has shown that chimpanzees prefer listening to West African akan and North Indian raga over listening to silence. 195 more words


Local seed library shut down

I’m quoting the Carlisle Sentinel newspaper here: an article about a local seed library being shut down.  Seed libraries are cropping up all over the country, in an effort to protect our food supply  and sustain heirloom varieties of seeds.   759 more words


Problematic Plants

This Tuesday volunteers spent the day at several different sites removing two problematic plants: ground elder (Aegopodium podagraria) and ragwort (Senecio jacobaea… 432 more words


Interesting article on how Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) divides conservationists and landowners, and the importance of the plant for insect diversity:

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