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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    Harvest & Mill, a clothing company with a design studio based in Berkeley — and sewing mills in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco — does just that by providing a product that is organic, locally grown and manufactured using sustainable practices from seed to seams.

  • Los Cedros Under Threat – Film

    Friends, the Los Cedros Biological Reserve is under serious threat. The Ecuadorean government has secretly signed a mining agreement covering Los Cedros and other “protected” areas with the Canadian company “Cornerstone Capital Resources inc”, a large speculative fund which doesn´t do any mining itself but employs local small time operators until the big sell off to some real mining company.

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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