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Unlocking the Power of Rewilding: An Exclusive Interview with Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series Welcome back to another episode of The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast. I'm Paul Vogelzang, and we're broadcasting from just outside of Washington, D.C. Please check out our show notes today for more information about Smithsonian Associates and their wonderful programs. The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series is the definitive platform where we explore the frontiers of health, wellness, and the art of extraordinary living beyond 60. and is dedicated to fostering thoughtful dialogues on subjects that matter. Today, we have a special guest, Smithsonian Associates Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell, and today we have a special episode that tackles the pressing issues of climate change and biodiversity loss. Our guests today are Smithsonian Associates Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell, authors of the groundbreaking new book, available at Apple Books, "The Book of Wilding." This book serves as both a practical guide and a beacon of hope for those who wish to make a meaningful impact on our planet. The enormity of climate change and biodiversity loss can often leave us feeling overwhelmed. But Isabella and Charlie are here to show us that nature can bounce back spectacularly if given the chance. Their work not only results in wildlife in abundance but also offers solutions to other environmental crises, brings public awareness and has transformed their own property, opening it to countless people walking footpaths and moving to action. That, of course, is Isabella Tree reading from the book she and our other guest, Charlie Burrell, have written titled "The Book of Wilding." We will talk today with Smithsonian Associates Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell to tackle questions that could redefine our relationship with Mother Earth: Can we dare to believe that humans have the power to restore planetary balance? What's holding us back from making rewilding a global movement? What can each of us do right now to become agents of rewilding? So, whether you have acres of land or just a small garden, stay tuned as we explore how each of us can play a part in restoring nature and combating climate change. Please join me in welcoming you to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast Smithsonian Associates Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell. My thanks to Smithsonian Associates Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell. Thank you, Isabella, for reading from your new book, available at Apple Books, "The Book of Wilding." This book serves as both a practical guide and a beacon of hope for those who wish to make a meaningful impact on our planet. My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. My thanks to you, my wonderful audience…be well, be safe, let's talk about Better. The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast.
There are three different natural methods agaves use to reproduce, but only one of those methods promotes genetic diversity: growing from seed. And that's how much agave is grown around Mexico. But Blue Weber agave? The only kind of agave you can use to make Tequila? No one is growing it from seed. It's all genetically homogenous. So what does that mean for the future of Tequila? It's another doomsday episode of Agave Road Trip!Find extra photos and related links at agaveroadtrip.comHeritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Agave Road Trip by becoming a member!Agave Road Trip is Powered by Simplecast.
Dr. Matt Dyson, DU Canada waterfowl research scientist, and Dr. Mike Brasher join forces to discuss the exciting growth and application of science in waterfowl and wetland conservation across Canada. Matt shares insights on the ecology of boreal forests, effects of wildfires on waterfowl, difficulties of studying ducks in this vast landscape, and new science by DUC colleagues. Matt also recalls stories from his upbringing and accepts the challenge of identifying his favorite fish. www.ducks.org/DUPodcastwww.ducks.ca
As “chief seed sower” at Devine Native Plantings, LLC, Jean Devine takes time out from habitat revitalization to mentor students in “Biodiversity Builders,” a paid, six-week program that introduces participants to working in partnership with nature while also building a business
This week on World Ocean Radio we wrap up the 33-part RESCUE series with a a checklist of steps and questions for a practical, personal plan and strategy to embrace the transformational change required to sustain the deteriorating world ocean.About World Ocean Radio Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.World Ocean Radio offers five-minute weekly insights that dive into ocean science, advocacy and education, hosted by Peter Neill, Director of the W2O, author, and lifelong ocean advocate. Episodes offer perspectives on global ocean issues, today's challenges, marine science and policy, and exemplary solutions. Available for RSS feed, podcast, and syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.
With the world's biodiversity being lost at an alarming rate, Alexandre Antonelli, Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has made it his life's mission to protect it. He is a bio-geographer revealing how changes to the Earth's landscape, such as the formation of mountain ranges and rainforests, leads to the evolution of new species and causes plants, fungi and animals to move around the world. His work is a masterclass in joined-up thinking, bringing together different fields of research by starting conversations between scientists who would rarely talk to one another. Together, they paint a more holistic picture of how our planet's biodiversity has developed in the hope of informing how we can protect it in the future. Alex tells presenter Jim Al-Khalili about a life spent in the wild, beginning with his earliest memories of growing up in Brazil cataloguing life in the Atlantic Rainforest. That passion is still with him today. We've only scratched the surface of understanding what lives here on Earth, he says, more than 4,000 new species are found every year. Alex is passionate that we need to speed up the rate at which we document the richness of life, arguing if we don't identify what there is we can't protect it. Presented by Jim Al-Khalili Produced by Tom Bonnett
Asian hornets have been spotted in the UK in record numbers this year, sparking concern about what their presence could mean for our native insects, and in particular bee populations. Madeleine Finlay speaks to ecologist Prof Juliet Osborne about why this species of hornet is so voracious, how European beekeepers have been impacted by their arrival, and how scientists and the government are attempting to prevent them from becoming established here. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
Minister for Land Use and Biodiversity, Pippa Hackett on the budget, and the new forestry programme that will see farmers benefiting from increased planting grants and the extension of annual premium payments.
Deniz Tekerek is co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Archireef, a Nature-tech startup that restores coral reefs with proprietary 3D-printed clay Reef Tiles. Often called the rainforests of the sea, coral reef structures help slow down and shrink waves as they hurtle towards shore, which helps protect coastlines from hurricanes, cyclones and tsunamis. Corals protect shorelines in 81 countries around the world, sheltering the 200 million people living along those coasts. Found in warm, shallow water, coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor but host more than 25% of marine life.
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In this episode, we sit down with Giovanni Strona, a senior researcher at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and a former Associate Professor in Ecological Data Sciences at The University of Helsinki. With research interests centering around the interface between ecology, computer science, and physics, Giovanni is on a mission to better understand the multi-faceted threats of global change. So what role do ecological interactions play in extinction processes – and what mechanisms are contributing to biodiversity loss? Giovanni joins us to discuss his perspective on a chilling topic: the potential of another mass extinction… Tune in now to find out: The pathogens that may threaten our biological systems. What permafrost can show us about ancient viruses and bacteria. Methods scientists are using to study organisms that are thousands of years old. To learn more about Giovanni and his work, click here now! Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9
On today's episode, we're talking with Ingrid Kukuljan, the head of impact and sustainability at Federated Hermes. Ingrid is responsible for the construction and management of the portfolios within Federated Hermes' impact and sustainability strategy and, among other activities, is the non-executive director of Fair4All Finance, an organisation founded with UK dormant asset money to create positive impact by promoting financial inclusion in the UK.We speak with Ingrid about climate and biodiversity and where Australia stands in terms of action on both.
We continue featuring the Meat: the four futures series with episode 7.--We've heard four distinct visions for the future of meat and livestock. But realistically, won't they all play a role? As we wrap up the series in the next two episodes, we're going to review what's in conflict between the four futures and how parts of them might co-exist.In this episode we ask three experts to consider different arguments presented by the four futures as they relate to health, biodiversity and animal ethics. We ask a professor of diet and population health if it's better to eat some, a lot, or no meat; we ask a biodiversity expert about how the different futures would help biodiversity to recover; and we ask an animal ethicist about the morality of eating animals and to interrogate the ethical cases put forward by the four futures.--Visit the episode page with more resources: https://tabledebates.org/meat/episode7Project webpage: https://tabledebates.org/meatTake the values-based quiz: https://tabledebates.org/meat/quizMusic by Blue dot Sessions and Epidemic sound.
On the show today we have Rachel Lowry, she's Chief Conservation Officer at WWF. In this episode she explains why investors need to care about the growing biodiversity crisis, and the challenges of measuring and conserving natural capital. It says a lot about the sustainable investment movement that finally, conservationists and financial services are working together. To identify hotspots of risk, and establish sustainable models of capital allocation that can drive positive, measurable outcomes. Rachel is a passionate environmental advocate, but more than that, she's focussed on solutions, and in this episode we dig into the practical actions that all investors can take to better align their portfolios with the goals of our economy becoming ‘Nature positive' by the end of the decade. This is the first in a series of episodes exploring the concept of ‘natural capital', and to get us there, we have the support of a new Good Future sponsor, GreenCollar. GreenCollar is a developer and innovator of environmental market solutions, they recognise the power of putting a financial value on nature, as an incentive to drive sustainable land management, cleaning up our waterways and avoiding further loss of biodiversity and animal species. Since launching more than a decade ago, the company has become Australia's largest developer of nature-based carbon credit projects, and they're pushing the market forward with schemes like ‘Reef Credits', which target improved water quality at The Great Barrier Reef. And their latest innovation is NaturePlus, a new form of biodiversity credits that aim to protect and restore ecosystems around the world. Reach out to the team at GreenCollar.com.au to find out more. You can find all the show notes and links on the website at johntreadgold.com. And that's where you'll also find the Good future newsletter. Your source of insights and updates about the world of sustainable investing. You'll stay up to date on trends, you'll get access to the latest podcast episodes, and you might just get an early lead on the most exciting and high impact companies and funds. Enjoy the episode!
“Old growth” is a term often associated with forests, however scientists are beginning to realize that this concept also applies to other types of ecosystems, including grasslands, which provide a host of important ecosystem services. We interviewed Dr. Katharine Suding, a researcher at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, to learn more about old growth grasslands. Image credit: USDA Photo by Lance CheungRelevant links:Buisson, E., Archibald, S., Fidelis, A. and Suding, K.N., 2022. Ancient grasslands guide ambitious goals in grassland restoration. Science, 377(6606), pp.594-598. (also accessible here)Veldman, J.W., Buisson, E., Durigan, G., Fernandes, G.W., Le Stradic, S., Mahy, G., Negreiros, D., Overbeck, G.E., Veldman, R.G., Zaloumis, N.P. and Putz, F.E., 2015. Toward an old‐growth concept for grasslands, savannas, and woodlands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13(3), pp.154-162.Follow us on Twitter @RainShinePodNever miss an episode! Sign up to get an email alert whenever a new episode publishes!Have a suggestion for a future episode? Please tell us!Come Rain or Shine affiliate links:DOI Southwest CASC: https://www.swcasc.arizona.edu/ USDA Southwest Climate Hub: https://www.climatehubs.usda.gov/hubs/southwest Sustainable Southwest Beef Project: https://southwestbeef.org/
Treatment Of Animals Raised For Food Join animal rights advocates Hope Bohanec and Brittany Michelson as they shed light on the often hidden realities of animal farming in "Treatment Of Animals Raised For Food." Dive deep into their experiences, from 'humane' farms to classrooms, revealing the urgent need for animal rights advocacy. This thought-provoking talk challenges perceptions, sparks discussions on animal consciousness, and advocates for an empathetic coexistence. A must-watch for those interested in animal rights, education, and environmental conservation. Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims.
You are listening to ‘From the Frontlines', a series presented by Rocky Talkie. For 10% off visit: rockytalkie.com/IntotheWilderness In this episode, I speak to Hanah and Jonah from Biking 4 Biodiversity as they journey around the world, meeting conservationists fighting the good fight to keep wildlife in our landscapes while balancing the relationship between people's needs and the needs of nature. They are on an incredible journey, and I encourage you to follow their work at www.biking4bidoversity.org. This is a Modern Huntsman production For more on me visit www.byronpace.com To support the show visit: www.patreon.com/byronpace
What is the “30 by 30” Movement?The 30 by 30 movement is a global initiative aimed at conserving 30 percent of the Earth's land by the year 2030. In October 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed executive order N-82-20, which committed California to this movement. The state aims to protect 30 percent of its lands and coastal areas by 2030. With an investment of $11 billion, California is among the first jurisdictions to implement a comprehensive 30 by 30 strategy. As of 2020, California had already protected 24 percent of its lands and 16 percent of its coastal waters.To reach the 30 percent target, an additional six million acres of land will need to be conserved. The 30 by 30 Initiative in CaliforniaOne of the primary objectives of 30 by 30 in California is protecting biodiversity. The initiative focuses on preserving ecosystems, supporting biodiversity services, and mitigating climate change impacts.Natural lands serve as significant carbon sinks, helping remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Locally driven conservation is also a critical part of the state's conservation vision as it hopes to increase access to nature for everyone. The initiative strives to promote more resilient ecosystems, including healthier forests and wetlands, which can help to combat climate change. Efforts also include river conservation, floodplain management, and protecting coastal wetlands from rising sea levels. The State is collaborating with federal agencies, tribes, and local communities to achieve these goals. Within state government, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, which is part of the California Natural Resources Agency, is working to identify areas with high concentrations of biodiversity and rare species. Another key pillar of the 30 by 30 initiative in California is advancing tribal partnerships. The State is working to co-manage land with tribal partners, return land to tribes when possible, and increase tribal access to culturally significant lands and waters.As part of this effort, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife consulted with seventy tribes on conservation matters. Information gleaned during those meetings helped the Department identify priority lands for conservation. In July 2023, the Natural Resources Agency received a $101 million dollar grant to support tribal conservation initiatives and funding for the reacquisition of the indigenous communities' ancestral lands. Jennifer Norris, Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat at the Natural Resources Agency, said that “tribes want the opportunity to get back to their lands, to manage the lands that are part of their history and their legacy.” The Natural Resource Department aims to provide tribes with the technical support to achieve these goals.California's 30 by 30 initiative also relies on citizen-driven conservation efforts. Citizens can help achieve the initiative's goals by planting native plants in their gardens to increase biodiversity, reducing pesticide use, and supporting biodiversity-enhancing efforts. California's Natural Resources Agency is spearheading California's 30 by 30 initiative and conservation goals. The agency consists of twenty-six distinct departments, conservancies, and commissions; its work affects state parks, wilderness areas, working cattle ranches, and sustainably managed forests, among other areas.30 by 30 Initiative ChallengesA primary challenge of the 30 by 30 initiative is the potential conflict between conservation efforts and other land uses. Striking a balance between conserving land and allowing for economic activities can be difficult, especially if conservation efforts lead to land use restrictions. A significant portion of California's land is privately owned, and private landowners and ranching communities have voiced concern about the initiative. Convincing private landowners to participate in conservation efforts can be challenging due to concerns about property rights, economic impacts, and limitations on land use. While the 30 by 30 initiative aims to mitigate the impacts of climate change, it also needs to consider the changing climate itself. Climate change can lead to shifts in ecosystems, which might impact the effectiveness of conservation efforts. Adaptive management strategies will be necessary to ensure that conserved lands remain resilient in the face of changing climate conditions.Who is Jennifer Norris? Jennifer Norris is the Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat at the California Natural Resources Agency. Jennifer and her team developed the strategic vision for the 30 by 30 initiative in California. She also leads the “Green Cutting Tape” project, which supports large-scale habitat creation. Jennifer has held numerous positions in federal and state government including most recently as supervisor of the Sacramento office of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She has extensive experience in conservation policy, endangered species protection, and ecosystem management. She holds a B.S. in Resource Policy and Planning from Cornell University, an M.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of New Mexico. When she is not at work, she can be found exploring wild beaches, forests, and deserts with her family. For a transcript, please visit https://climatebreak.org/the-30-by-30-conservation-movement-with-jennifer-norris/
Join us for an informative discussion with Tom Wichman, an expert on eco-friendly landscaping with nearly 50 years' experience in the industry. A self-proclaimed plant nerd, Tom is currently the Assistant Director for the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program and the statewide coordinator for the Green Industries Best Management Practices Program. Tom is also the radio host for Florida-Friendly Landscaping in a Minute radio show, and he and his team just completed filming season 3 of the television show Flip My Florida Yard. We'll highlight the importance of eco-friendly landscaping and break down its core tenets. In this episode, learn about: - How to build biodiversity in your home landscape - Water wise practices - Recycling yard waste Learn more about Florida-Friendly Landscaping on the website: https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/ And check out the Free Florida-Landscaping Handbook: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeysnTNBRS6LK6Kcqvdv6gcM6dk5KuUVc-KH2K0OG4BOHkOxQ/viewform Find your local agricultural extension agent for local events: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/ Support the showWe hope you enjoyed the episode! Please help us continue to produce more valuable content by subscribing to our Fresh Take Podcast Series! Subscribe here SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Learn more about the many benefits of becoming a Sponsor of Florida Organic Growers! Your contribution will not only help to advance an organic and sustainable future but gain brand awareness through our growing audience. If you are interested, click here
A scientist who's co-written a report on the spread of invasive species says the introduction of African grasses in Hawaii contributed to the severity of the wildfires on Maui. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has found thousands of alien plants, insects, marine species and animals are destroying ecosystems, spread by international travel and trade.
The introduction of African grasses to Hawaii is what caused the recent fires on Maui to turn out as devastating as we have now seen. This is the view of a scientist who co-authored a report on the spread of invasive species. The Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services states in its latest report that thousands of alien plants, insects, marine animals and species are destroying ecosystems. - Durch die Einführung afrikanischer Gräser auf Hawaii sind die jüngsten Waldbrände auf Maui so verheerend ausgefallen, wie wir es jetzt gesehen haben. Dieser Auffassung ist ein Wissenschaftler, der einen Bericht über die Ausbreitung invasiver Arten mitverfasst hat. Das Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services stellt in seinem jüngsten Bericht fest, dass Tausende von gebietsfremden Pflanzen, Insekten, Meerestiere und -arten die Ökosysteme zerstören.
Today Mary is talking to Galway based artist Lorraine Fletcher. Lorraine's wildlife-inspired prints and giftware showcase the beauty and strength in animals through colour. Her studio is based here at The Burren Nature Sanctuary where there are endless inspirational views and wildlife.The paintings are a combination of vivid colours and focus on the subject, with the grey backgrounds the focus is on the animal. Expressions and compositions are important in Lorraine's work, with an importance on the beauty and strength in each animal, from the elegant stag to the curious and powerful owl.Lorraine also offers group and one to one wildlife painting workshops.Contact Lorraine Fletcher at lorrainefletcherartstudio.comContact Mary Bermingham at email@example.com Check out Burren Nature Sanctuary at www.burrennaturesanctuary.ie
Scientists say invasive species are responsible for the majority of plant and animal extinctions and cost the world hundreds of billions dollars a year. The UN Convention on Biodiversity said they destroy forests and crops, and cause pollution. The UN study says human activity is making the effects worse, and recommends tougher border controls. Also on the programme: teachers strike in South Korea; and classical music performed by dogs. (Photo: A grey squirrel sitting on a branch. CREDIT: BBC)
Stakeholders are an important part of every organization, but in IPBES, they are especially important. They are not only beneficiaries of the work, but are also active participants. Join Rob as he delves deep into why stakeholder engagement is a vital part of the IPBES DNA, and how important it is to bring into IPBES the widest possible range of voices, evidence and knowledge systems – for stronger science. You'll hear from Flore Lafaye de Micheaux, former IPBES Stakeholder Engagement Officer; Joji Cariño, the coordinator of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES); and Dr. Håkon Stokland, main organizer of the Social Sciences and Humanities Network (SSH Network). To find out more about IPBES, head to www.ipbes.net or follow us on social media @IPBES.
The BC government under Premier David Eby has signaled new directions on protecting BC lands. They have committed to protect 30 percent of the province's land by 2030. This includes a mandate to work with Indigenous communities to create Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas. We talk about the new commitment with Torrance Coste, National Campaign Director for the Wilderness Committee.
Today on Mushroom Hour we are honored by the presence of Dr. César Marin – Researcher and Academic at the Center for Research and Innovation for Climate Change, School of Sciences, Santo Tomas University in Chile. Among his many accomplished roles, César has been a Postdoc at the Department of Mycorrhizal Symbioses, at the Czech Academy of Sciences, a Researcher at the Center of Applied Ecology and Sustainability of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences of the University of O'Higgins and at the Department of Ecosystems and Environment, of the School of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile AND Professor of “Soil, Ecosystems, and Global Change” at the Open University of Recoleta. Dr. Marin is the founder and lead of the South American Mycorrhizal Research Network, he is on the Board of Directors of the International Mycorrhiza Society, one of the initial members/Network laboratory of the Soil Biodiversity Observation Network (SoilBON), and a Research Associate of the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN). He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Mycorrhiza Society Newsletter, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment and of the Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology section, Scientific Adviser of FungiFest, and collaborator on Skype a Scientist. TOPICS COVERED: Mycorrhizal Ecology Underground Nutrient Economy The Oldest Tree in the World How Mineral Availability Shapes Fungal Ecologies in Soil Starting a Research Career in Chile Emerging Mycology Research in South America Undiscovered Biodiversity Living with Political Violence in Colombia How Science can Diffuse Violence and Contribute to Positive Social Change South American Mycorrhizal Research Network Protecting Land Based on Below-Ground Biodiversity Fungal Allies & Adapting to a Changing Environment Multilevel Natural Selection Theory How to Think About the Practice of Science EPISODE RESOURCES: Dr. César Marin Website: https://cesar-marin.com/ SPUN: https://www.spun.earth/ SoilBON: https://www.globalsoilbiodiversity.org/soilbon South American Mycorrhizal Research Network: https://southmycorrhizas.org/ "Gran Abuelo" tree in Chile: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-cypress-in-chile-could-soon-break-the-record-for-worlds-oldest-tree Butyriboletus loyo (fungus): https://www.ffungi.org/blog/butyriboletus-loyo-surviving-extinction Cortinarius magellanicus (fungus): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortinarius_magellanicus Rhizoglomus cacao (fungus): https://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/nova_hedwigia/detail/115/101684/Rhizoglomus_cacao_a_new_species_of_the_Glomeraceae?af=crossref
Welcome to our Podcast #4,116! Here's a link to our Costa Rica Pura Vida Amazon Products Store! Happy Shopping! https://www.costaricagoodnewsreport.com/costaricaproductsamazon.html You've GOT TO SEE our "Costa Rica Good News Report" Website: www.costaricagoodnewsreport.com Here's our NEW Costa Rica Good News Report YouTube Channel. Over 830 Short, Entertaining Videos that will get you excited about Costa Rica: https://www.youtube.com/@thecostaricagoodnewsreport/videos --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/costa-rica-pura-vida/message
Rebroadcast of a show featuring Kauaʻi's National Tropical Botanical Garden seed bank, the U.S. Department of Defense Natural Resource Program seed bank, the U.S. Army Rare Seed Program, Lyon Arboretum seed bank and Hawai'i Island seed bank.
We're excited to announce that we're in the midst of our Tartan and Tweed Tour 2023! The one stop we couldn't miss along the M-1 was a visit to Leicester, home of Robert Bakewell - the man who transformed agricultural practices as we know them today.Our conversation is with Barry Evans, custodian of a flock of one of the most famous examples of Robert Bakewell's efforts: The Leicester Longwool Sheep. Barry talks with us about the history of this breed and the organization that is dedicated to preserving it, with a (partial) list of the breeds that we can say we know and love, thanks to the Lustrous Leicester Longwool.www.bbc.co.ukwww.llsba.co.ukwww.rbst.org.ukwww.leicesterlongwool.orgSupport the show
If you have an questions or topics you would like to hear about, send us an email- firstname.lastname@example.org Timestamps: 00:00 Start 00:20 Introduction 1:48 How aquarium systems differ from septic systems 5:00 Why increased biodiversity is problematic 6:42 Bacteria and skimmers 11:37 Bacteria need a niche 12:25 Organic dosing makes cyano worse 16:10 Dinosaurs, bacteria, and changes 18:30 How to get rid of dinoflagellates 19:58 Invasive species 29:41 Island ecology 39:56 Nitrifiers hate petri dishes
This week we chat with Sean and Kendall from Stocking Savvy. This was such an unbelievable conversation between plant nerds. We talked about fungi too--don't worry! Watch the full episode at www.florafungapodcast.com/79 Resources Mentioned:Exploding Sandbox Seed VideoStocking Fish TikTokWhere to find Stocking Savvy:WebsiteTikTokInstagramYouTubeFacebookEmailemail@example.com+1 941-500-2218One Lagoon, One Voice: The PodcastLearn about the challenges and conservation efforts on Florida's Indian River Lagoon.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show***I am an affiliate with ENERGYBITS (your daily algae tablet packed with nutrients) go visit this link and use code FLORAFUNGA at checkout for 20% off***Get 20% off Sovereignty use code "KK20" SUPPORT THE SHOW: Join my Patreon for only $1/month [THATS only .03 cents a day!]Follow my other social media sites to interact and engage with me:Email me to be on the podcast or inperson Interview: firstname.lastname@example.org FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubePatreon Help support my plant buying habit by "Buying me a Plant"a twist on buy me a coffee Theme song : -Soundotcom called Go Rock -Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4458-take-the-leadLicense: http://creativecommons.org/
Kerllen Costa, Angola country director of National Geographic's Okavango Wilderness Project, tells the story of the flora and fauna of Botswana's Okavango Delta, fed by rivers that cross international boundaries and originate in the “water tower” highlands of Angola. Costa explains how important a relationship with local people in the region is key to conservation and sustainability for the vital watershed. Show notes and transcript Foresight Africa podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to email@example.com.
Biodiversity is the foundation for human life as well as for mother nature. From conservation projects to innovative policies, what has China been doing to preserve biodiversity? On the show: Heyang, Gao Junya & Josh Cotterill
Dr. John Kress is a Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. John's research involves exploring the natural world and all the organisms that make up the natural world. Since graduate school, he has been exploring different areas, particularly tropical areas, to determine what grows there now, what grew there in the past, and how the plants and animals there interact. Not only does John enjoy investigating the natural world at work, he also enjoys spending his free time outside exploring nature. John often goes on walks or hikes with his wife and dog to see nature in action. In addition, John is an avid gardener. Among the plants he cultivates in his own yard are some of the ginger and banana plants that he studies. John received his B.A. in biology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in botany from Duke University. John formerly served as the Interim Undersecretary for Science for the Smithsonian Institution, Executive Director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, and Director of the Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, which is one of the four grand challenges of the Smithsonian Institution's strategic plan. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) and an Affiliate Faculty member at George Mason University. He has previously served as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Among John's awards and honors are receipt of the Parker-Gentry Award for Biodiversity and Conservation from the Field Museum of Natural History, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Heliconia Society International, and the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award for Co-Development of Leafsnap – the First Mobile App for Plant Identification. John is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an honorary Fellow of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. In this interview, he discusses his experiences in life and science.
Megan, Michelle, and special guest Shasta, debate the morality of zoos, habitat destruction, animal Prozac, captive breeding, conservation, whale paparazzi, biodiversity, hamster balls, and angry otters.Resources:Modern Zoos Are Not Worth the Moral CostDebating the Morality and Value of ZoosZoos Are Not Prisons. They Improve the Lives of Animals.Woodland Park Zoo Achieves Humane Certification for Animal WelfareAll Human Certified ParksWant to support Prosecco Theory?Become a Patreon subscriber and earn swag!Check out our merch, available on teepublic.com!Follow/Subscribe wherever you listen!Rate, review, and tell your friends!Follow us on Instagram!****************Ever thought about starting your own podcast? From day one, Buzzsprout gave us all the tools we needed get Prosecco Theory off the ground. What are you waiting for? Follow this link to get started. Cheers!!
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics Vice President & Chief Counsel Donald Sherman: Campaign to Disqualify Trump from 2024 Election Ballot Gains TractionPublic Citizen's Democracy Campaign Co-Director Jonah Minkoff-Zern: Georgia's RICO Indictment Seeks to Tell Full Story of Trump-GOP Election SubversionPalestine Institute for Biodiversity & Sustainability founder Mazin Qumsiyeh: Israeli Occupation and Colonization's Impact on Palestinian West Bank's Biodiverse EcosystemBob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary• Climate crisis hitting minority communities harder• Some cities pushing to overcome rent control obstacles• Brazil's former president accused of trying to sell official giftsVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links, transcripts and subscribe to our BTL Weekly Summary and/or podcasts. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
This idea seeks not to uproot every shred of living carpet - "just" the (humongous, sterile, resource-intensive) areas we don't use. Owen Wormser is an ecological landscape designer who sees restorative potential in our acres of compulsive turf. His Nautilus Award-winning book's practical and visionary approach to ecological restoration can bring your place to life! Converting areas of lawn to meadows gives us back precious time and money while super-charging food webs and vital pollinator supports. Here in the KDHX listening area, the very tidy suburb of Webster Groves made it through No Mow April with reputation intact. Look for other local communities to adapt Webster's process in the early growing season of 2024. In May you can mow some paths through those plantings, and sow more life in the areas spared from tortuous trims. Related Earthworms Conversations: Legacy Circle Farms Strong Soil, Specialty Crops (May 2021)) Biodiversity for Corporations? Where Business Works WITH Nature (May 2020) THANKS to Andy Heaslet, Earthworms audio engineer, to KDHX Production chief Jon Valley.
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics Vice President & Chief Counsel Donald Sherman: Campaign to Disqualify Trump from 2024 Election Ballot Gains TractionPublic Citizen's Democracy Campaign Co-Director Jonah Minkoff-Zern: Georgia's RICO Indictment Seeks to Tell Full Story of Trump-GOP Election SubversionPalestine Institute for Biodiversity & Sustainability founder Mazin Qumsiyeh: Israeli Occupation and Colonization's Impact on Palestinian West Bank's Biodiverse EcosystemBob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary• Climate crisis hitting minority communities harder• Some cities pushing to overcome rent control obstacles• Brazil's former president accused of trying to sell official giftsVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Have you ever wondered how a wilted, shriveled tree could hold the solution to malnutrition and desertification? You're in for a revelation in this chat with Josef Garvi, founder of Sahara Sahel Foods. We uncover the surprising potential of indigenous, wild trees in the Sahel region. Despite their unassuming appearance, these trees can outproduce annual cereals by more than two-fold. Sahara Sahel Foods is tapping into this untapped resource to create an array of nutritious foods, from pseudo cereals and porridge to food oils and fruit powders.One can't help but marvel at nature's bounty as we delve into the world of indigenous trees and their role in boosting crop productivity. These hardy trees, built to survive in the harshest of climates, can yield double the dried seeds that rain-fed crops can manage. We explore the wisdom of creating biodiverse fields by intermixing these trees with other crops and the symbiotic benefits of practicing polyculture. Lastly, we focus on Niger, a country marked by unpredictability in climatic conditions and an ever-growing population. We discuss the irreplaceable role of biodiversity in fostering resilience. Josef, a Swede-Norwegian turned Nigerian, shares his inspiring work to restore the Sahara's greenery. Despite the challenges, he continues his mission, advocating for the planting of indigenous plants and nuts to foster a more hopeful environmental future.This conversation is a call to action for all of us, a challenge to look beyond appearances and see the potential in the unlikeliest of places. Tune in, be inspired, and join the movement to make a difference.--------- TIME STAMPS ---------(00:08) - Promoting Indigenous Trees and Foods(16:39) - Increasing Crop Productivity With Indigenous Trees(20:59) - Protecting Biodiversity in Niger(25:24) - Restoring Greenery in the Sahara(32:20) - Inspiring Mission and Call to Action-------- Subscribe to Saving Tomorrow's Planet Podcast Apple Spotify
This episode, my guest is green roof guru, urban designer, photographer, birdwatcher, punk ideologist and all-round straight talker Dusty Gedge. We talk about green infrastructure, encouraging species back into landscapes, how to maintain landscapes for habitat value and what's being and can be done to up the green value of public spaces. Dr Ian Bedford's Bug of the Week: Woodlice What We Talk About Brownfield gardening Biodiversity in decline The problems faced by birds in urban environments What initiatives Dusty is most excited by What happens if biodiversity starts causing a problem? Maintaining green roofs as habitats About Dusty Gedge Links www.dustygedge.co.uk Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Collecting the Love 1 Collecting the Love 2 Other episodes if you liked this one: The Botanical Mind Public Green Spaces Patreon
Today on Mushroom Hour we are joined by magnanimous mycological scholar Dr. Keith Seifert, adjunct professor in the biology department at Carleton University. Dr. Seifert has spent more than forty years studying fungi on five continents. At Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, he did research on microscopic fungi from farms, forests, food and the built environment to reduce toxins and diseases affecting plants and animals. He was president of the International Mycological Association, an executive editor of Mycologia, and associate editor of several other scientific journals. Dr. Seifert is here to dive into his debut book The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi – Exploring the Microscopic World in Our Forests, Homes and Bodies. In this marvelous book, he invites us to see our world as one full of microbial ecological succession, symbiotic interactions with fungi and maybe an understanding that this epoch could truly be considered the mycocene. TOPICS COVERED: Descending into the Hidden Kingdom Spectrum of Symbioses The Lives of Endophytes Holobionts Fungi and Human Agriculture Mycotoxins Ancient History of Fungal Domestication – Beer, Bread & Cheese Rot to Fermentation Continuum Invasive Species, Biopiracy, Biocolonialism Human Houses as Ecosystems Mold Colonies in Our Homes Dandruff, Candida & Fungi in the Human Microbiome Amphibian Apocalypse A World Powered by Fungi EPISODE RESOURCES: "The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi": https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-hidden-kingdom-of-fungi-exploring-the-microscopic-world-in-our-forests-homes-and-bodies-keith-seifert/17251543?ean=9781771646628 Keith Seifert iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/people/77976 Keith Seifert ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Keith-Seifert-2 "I Contain Multitudes": https://edyong.me/i-contain-multitudes Phytophthora infestans (Irish Potato Famine Pathogen): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytophthora_infestans UG-99 Wheat Rust: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ug99 Escovopsis aspergilloides: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escovopsis_aspergilloides "When Darwin Comes to Town": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34930832-darwin-comes-to-town "The Song of the Dodo": https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/12868099
In this special Age of Extinction mini-series from Science Weekly, Guardian biodiversity reporter Phoebe Weston explores the illegal killing of birds of prey on grouse moors, and asks why it is so difficult to solve these crimes. In the third and final episode, Phoebe finds out more about the pressures that drive people to commit raptor persecution, discovers how the police investigation into the case of Susie's crushed chicks unfolded, and how Susie is doing now. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
Get ready to be inspired by the incredible journey of Matt Smith, a true sustainability trailblazer and the dynamic CEO of Hometree Charity. Matt's passion for positive change is matched only by his impressive credentials. Armed with a foundation degree in Natural Science, he's not only well-versed in environmental matters but also deeply committed to making a difference.In 2013, Matt co-founded a regenerative agriculture farm, showcasing his innovative spirit and dedication to nurturing the Earth. But that's not all—his love for the oceans led him to own an annual ocean-based publication, a celebration of marine wonder that resonates with his adventurous spirit.A published writer in his own right, Matt's words have powerfully conveyed the essence of sustainability, eco-consciousness, and unity with nature. His writing serves as a roadmap for those seeking a greener path forward.Matt recently completed a 'critical leadership' course with Cumbria University, guided by the eminent Prof Jem Bendell. This reflects his unyielding commitment to personal growth and effective leadership, adding an exciting dimension to his already impressive repertoire.Join us in this week's episode as we uncover the vibrant tapestry of Matt's life, from regenerative farming to oceanic appreciation, and his pivotal role in steering Hometree Charity towards a brighter, more sustainable future. Tune in and let Matt's uplifting journey ignite your own drive to create positive change!Enjoy!Lots of love,Dave & SteveThis episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 15% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR15 Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this special Age of Extinction mini-series from Science Weekly, Guardian biodiversity reporter Phoebe Weston explores the murky world of the illegal killing of birds of prey on grouse moors, and asks why it is so difficult to solve these crimes. In episode two, Phoebe speaks to the people trying to protect these rare birds, but as she digs deeper encounters a surprising silence around the killing of Susie's chicks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
In this special Age of Extinction mini-series from Science Weekly, Guardian biodiversity reporter Phoebe Weston explores the murky world of the illegal killing of birds of prey on grouse moors and asks why it is so difficult to solve these crimes. In episode one, Phoebe hears about the case of Susie, a hen harrier whose chicks were killed while being monitored on camera. As she starts to investigate the case, she hears from conservationist Ruth Tingay about why hen harriers are targeted and finds out about the personal costs of campaigning on this issue This episode has been updated from an earlier version which quoted RSPB data showing that 108 birds of prey were illegally killed 2021. Their report actually says that there were 108 confirmed incidents of illegal persecution in 2021. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod