- If Nature And Biodiversity Were Enough, Amazonians Wouldn't Routinely Starve
If we want to get a snapshot about what the ancient ways really meant for food, we need look no further than the Amazon, where despite living in the most biodiverse place on Earth, people go hungry. The reason is simple; they don't harness nature, the ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2020 - 10:46am
- Australian Wildfires Caused By Not Enough Trees, Say Environmentalists
Fire breaks and responsible logging are overwhelmingly considered positives for forest management. Every native culture practiced removal of trees and controlled burns to mitigate risk of uncontrolled ones. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 6 2020 - 2:36pm
- The Army Corps Of Engineers Wanted To Prevent Hurricane Katrina Devastation, Environmentalists Sued, Now They 're Doing It Again
Conservation groups have frequently sued the U.S Army Corps of Engineers claiming that government scientists do not "properly" evaluate the environmental impacts of its plans to mitigate flood risk. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 14 2020 - 5:12pm
- XR Climate Activists “Please STOP Telling Children They May Not Grow Up”- Says IPCC Lead Author In Tweet
It’s so good to see some climate scientists at last starting to speak up about the awful over the top things Extinction Rebellion activists are saying, though I wish more would speak up and speak up more strongly. Here is a meme that may help with sharing ...
Article - Robert Walker - May 22 2020 - 4:31pm
- Cover Crops Lead To Better Decomposition Rates And Increased Mineralization
Cover crops are touted for their soil and water quality related benefits. A new paper found that incorporating cover crops with tillage results in increased cover crop decomposition rates and increased mineralization of nutrients from cover crop biomass. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2020 - 10:32am
- American Agriculture Got Us Through Coronavirus, Why Are Academic Activists Still So Down On Farming?
In November of 2019 The Atlantic asked "experts" what they would change if they could go back in time. The experts had titles like "mythographer"- no scientists invited- so it's no surprise only one response had real-world relevanc ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 8 2020 - 5:13pm
- The Myth Of An 'Insect Apocalypse’ Caused By Pesticides And ‘Industrial Farming’ Is Officially Dead
The last three years have been a banner time for environmental crisis hyperbole, especially when it comes to reporting about insects and agriculture. ...
Article - Jon Entine - Jun 22 2020 - 10:30am
- The Tree Planting Fad Threatens Ancient Grasslands
When well-meaning people in Madagascar, urged on by poorly-informed environmentalists and carbon credit companies, rushed to plant a million trees in one January day, scientists were outraged. They were planting them in the country’s barren Central Highlan ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2020 - 12:03pm
- Developing Countries, Where Citizen Science Would Help Most, Is Where It Happens Least
Is citizen science a luxury for wealthy countries? Pastimes like bird watching, which require very little wealth to start, are more common in developed lands, but it would help fill the gaps in science elsewhere. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2020 - 8:44am
- Conservation Agriculture Increases Carbon Sequestration In Food Crops
One of the glaring errors in the controversial United Nations IPCC report critical of agriculture was that it used the Greenhouse Gas Protocol yet ignored the carbon sequestration of crops. A politically neutral examination of the science shows that agricu ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2020 - 3:19pm