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Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for susta..

Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case. “Organic is often proposed a holy grail solution to current environmental… read more

Grasslands, the lesson

The big ecosystems on Earth where people can live are mainly forests and grasslands. Grassland, savanna,  is where our species started and lived maybe 2 million years. Many natural grasslands are now agricultural areas (many forests too). Somehow people seem… read more

Can urban gardeners benefit ecosystems while keepi..

Do you live in a city? Do you have a garden? Or a balcony full of plants? Many people do not realize that it is possible to grow food in a city garden or even on a balcony. Urban gardens… read more

Africa’s Great Green Wall could halt youth m..

A project to plant a wall of trees stretching across Africa aims not only to halt desertification, but also to improve food security, create jobs, and offer young people an alternative to migration and extremism, environmental experts said on Thursday.… read more

Did early agriculture stave off global cooling?

This article is an update of : Early farming methods caused climate change. A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archeological evidence and ancient pollen samples strongly suggests that agriculture by humans 7,000 years ago likely slowed a natural cooling… read more