Environment

How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred.

Ruminants & Methane

Ever wondered if livestock are really contributing to rising atmospheric methane levels and climate change? Australian soil scientist Dr. Christine Jones busts this myth.

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  • Fast-Fashion’s Environmentally Destructive Habits

    A recent study from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation illuminates the incomprehensible toll fashion takes on the climate. Done in collaboration with animal-welfare advocate and high-end clothing designer Stella McCartney, the Macarthur study tracks the environmental devastations incurred through the production of next season’s wares.

  • Are Your Favorite Jeans Part of the Climate Problem?

    Denim and clothing companies will do all that they can to fudge the link between their brands and the realities of greenhouse gas emissions. According to reports from the Carbon Disclosure Project, companies within the fashion sector might be ignoring as much as 90 percent of the climate pollution they generate.

  • How Does Organic Mitigate Climate Change? Webinar

    New research by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) shows that organic agriculture can help mitigate climate change. The study examined 19 studies from around the world to determine levels of greenhouse gasses emitted by organic versus conventional farms.

  • Nigeria Pledges to Restore Nearly 10 Million Acres of Degraded Land

    The government of Nigeria has announced its plans to restore four million hectares, or nearly 10 million acres, of degraded lands within its borders. The restoration of degraded forests and other landscapes was found to have the most climate mitigation potential of 20 natural climate strategies examined for a recent study.

  • Dirt Shirts and SITO: Promoting Organic Apparel and Eco-Friendly Fashion

    The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification is the platinum standard for organic apparel, tracking the cotton from farm to final packaging through every step of the supply chain.

Restoration of China's Loess Plateau

In hindsight, it is possible to see what happened to this region: deforestation on a large scale. Few seemed to actually believe that serious rehabilitation was possible.  However, a fundamental lesson was learned through the Loess Plateau rehabilitation: It is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems including those that have been degraded over the course of centuries or even millennia.

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