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24 December 2020
Montana, United States
After a fungus has nearly wiped out the whitebark pine species in North America, scientists and conservationists are coming together to restore the species. The trees offer food to various animal species and are impor...
23 December 2020
Washington, United States
A unique partnership between scientists, state agencies, and coastal communities in Washington state allows these different entities to monitor and manage toxic algal blooms. Known as the Olympic Region Harmful Algal ...
6 September 2020
Hawaii, United States
Landowners, state employees, environmental groups, and local hunters are working together to protect Hawaii’s forests and drinking water by eradicating invasive plants from the state’s protected forests. By allowing n...
19 May 2020
New Jersey, United States
Meadows + More is a farm in New Jersey that specializes in edible wild plants and its owner, Tama Matsuoka Wong, seeks to educate people about the important role wild plants could play in future food systems if disast...
22 April 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
In partnership with the company Urchinomics, a lab in California is developing a type of feed that helps sea urchins captured in the wild grow so they can sell them for commercial purposes. Sea urchins have been ravag...
18 November 2019
Western Australia, Australia
Revegetation and fire management practices are helping to preserve Australia’s biodiversity. In Western Australia, collaborative efforts between Environs Kimberley, an environmental NGO, and local rangers from the Fir...
20 May 2019
New York, New York, United States
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It turns out goats may be the answer to addressing invasive species. In Manhattan’s Riverside Park, a herd of goats were hired to to eat weeds, ivy, and nonnative species in an attempt to restore the balance of the ec...
23 March 2019
Mawphlang, Meghalaya, India
In 2007 a program in Meghalaya, India called The Khasi Hills Community REDD+ Project was created to bring together the community members in an agreement to protect the sacred groves there. This was part of the larger ...
19 March 2019
Chaves County, New Mexico, United States
Freshwater springs are an indicator of the health and quality of our groundwater (drinking water), but their conservation is often overlooked in government funding. This article offers a few examples of ongoing effort...
18 September 2018
For years, farmers in Nairobi were at the mercy of weeds and then armyworms that both destroyed large amounts of cropland that was dedicated to growing maize. Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physio...
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5 September 2018
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During the Industrial Revolution, farmers began harvesting monoculture crops which produced promising profits but proved harmful to the soil and weakened the immune capabilities of native plants. Lately, however, perm...
15 August 2018
Kāne'ohe Bay, Hawaii, United States
In Hawaii's Kāne'ohe Bay, an invasive algae introduced by a scientist in the 1970s was still wreaking havoc for coral reefs. After attempting human-driven solutions to rid the area of the species, scientists have inst...
7 July 2018
Algas Organics, a biotech company in St. Lucia, is collecting sargassum seaweed and is turning it into fertilizer that is used in other parts of the Caribbean and North America. While sargassum can be beneficial to an...
11 April 2018
Durango, Colorado, United States
As the name implies, Russian olive trees are not native to the United States, but have taken over many regions due to their ability to outgrow and outcompete native plant species. Organizations are working together in...
1 February 2018
Nainital distric, Uttarakhand, India
Agroforestry, is the practice of planting trees around crops, which can yield many benefits to farmers and the environment. In India, agroforestry is helping tigers stay alive.
11 December 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
As wildfires become increasingly more prevalent and powerful, researchers in New Mexico are turning their attention to mitigation successes from ancestral generations. By implementing some of these methods such as sel...
8 November 2017
Michigan, United States
More golf courses are closing than are opening, allowing the rare opportunity to have open space in an urban environment. Restorations are becoming popular to allow wildlife and humans to make use of the natural space...
27 September 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo
As a response to a growing population, farmers have begun encroaching into Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to expand their crop yield. This creates a problem for the endangered great...
2 May 2016
Portland, Oregon, United States
Throughout the city of Portland, there is moss growing in urban trees. When scientists began studying its growth, they were able to not only detect a citywide air pollution problem, but also pinpoint the origin of it ...
28 April 2016
Texas, United States
The Rio Grande River runs between the border of the United States and Mexico and supplies water to 5 million people across the nations. With wildfires continuously threatening the health of the river, an international...
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