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Trees grow on salmon

October’s Pacific rains in British Columbia create prime spawning conditions for wild Pacific salmon. It’s also a banner month for the towering trees of British Columbia’s coastal temperate rainforests. However, you might be surprised that it’s the salmon, not the… read more

Declines in whales, fish, seabirds and large anima..

A new study shows that whales and outsized land mammals–as well as seabirds and migrating fish–played a vital role in keeping the planet fertile by transporting nutrients from ocean depths and spreading them across seas, up rivers, and deep inland,… read more

Help the Monarch recover

Jode Roberts has spent a lot of the summer checking out ditches and fields along the sides of roads, railways and trails. At first, he didn’t like what he was seeing. Roberts, who is leading the David Suzuki Foundation’s effort… read more

You’re Worrying About the Wrong Bees

“Save the Bees!” is a common refrain these days, and it’s great to see people interested in the little animals critical for our food supply around the globe. But I have one quibble: you’re talking about the wrong bees. Honey… read more

History and/of the environment

It belongs to our time in history to be worried about environment, climate change, ‘plastic islands’ in the oceans, extreme weather, etc. Of course, never before so many people lived on this planet, never before people used so much fossil… read more
Slash and burn agriculture in Amazonian rainforest