A chicken tractor on steroids: Using chickens to build your soil

It's a not uncommon argument in environmental circles to hear that animal husbandry is inherently inefficient. After all, when you feed animals on grains...

Flight of the bumblebee: Research tracks every move of these mysterious creatures

With the health of bees on the decline, researchers race to help support these critical pollinators. An amazing bit of research reported by scientists from...

Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

How to make an instant garden. From trash.

When I first got interested in gardening, I remember being intimidated at the thought of all the physical labor and mental work that would...

A 1-acre permaculture farm supplies 50 families

I've always been somewhat of a lazy gardener. And that's why permaculture has always made a whole lot of sense to me. Instead of...

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

Beautiful permaculture farm grows in just three years

I've toured a lot of permaculture projects in my time. And while many produce a good amount of food, I've often thought that to...

A permaculture food forest in the deserts of Jordan

Permaculture enthusiasts are quick to make bold claims about food forests feeding the world. But how often do we see successful permaculture programs in...

Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

He's given a whole new meaning to "poached eggs." Link to full source: Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

Rare blindcat found in US, could prove water-filled caves connect Texas and Mexico

The extremely rare cave-dwelling albino fish with no eyes, the Mexican blindcat, has previously only been known to exist in Mexico. Link to full source:...

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