Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems.
Articles: biodiversity (70)
In Kodagu, India, a couple has created a biodiversity haven. Over two decades, the Malhotras bought abandoned farmland and planted a rainforest to invite all kinds of animals into their sanctuary.
Here’s a phrase that’s lately been haunting me: “the extinction of ecosystem interactions.”
Gary Nabhan has taken the fight to the corporate seed merchants through the local food movement and seed saving community.
Closed loop agriculture is farming practice that recycles all nutrients and organic matter material back to the soil that it grew in. This forms part of an agricultural practice that preserves the nutrient and carbon levels within the soil and allows farming to be carried out on a sustainable basis.
The fate of a tree planted at poet Emily Dickinson's home raises questions about whether gardeners can — or should — play a role in helping plant species migrate in the face of rising temperatures and swiftly changing botanical zones.
Noted Wisconsin prairie restoration expert, Neil Diboll, discusses the benefits and beauty of landscaping with Wisconsin native plants during a Spring, Sustain Jefferson workshop.
“Conservation means harmony between men and land,” said renowned American environmentalist Aldo Leopold, summarising his view of how nature and humans can co-exist in harmony if the delicate balance of land use and conservation is achieved.
Imagine a world without strawberries, apples, chocolate, coffee, squash, or almonds.
The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Mitigation and Food Security and Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.