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Cows, fire, and grasses: Reimagining routine tools

Cows, fire, and grasses: Reimagining routine tools

Environmental questions are often very complex. And cows have been the target of environmentalists and the subject of experimentation to reduce their carbon footprint. In a parallel tract, we are experimenting with new grazing techniques to increase native grasses,...

Here’s the buzz on Australian Bees

Here’s the buzz on Australian Bees

This year the U.S. will conduct a census to count our residents. While we’re doing that, the Aussies will be counting bees. They’re trying to identify the good Australian bees and bad ones to get a handle on populations and a head start to manage them. Read more...

Breeding Success

Breeding Success

Scientists believed that only 50 Florida Grasshopper Sparrows were left. That was down from 1000 just a decade before. In a first-of-its-kind effort, conservationists have successfully raised 100 chicks and released them into the wild. Read more...

What it is to be human

What it is to be human

It’s always important to hear what the next generation is feeling and thinking and writing. Congratulations Beatriz Lindemann on the recent publication of your beautiful poem. Please read it...

Will new deal with China restore ginseng trade?

Will new deal with China restore ginseng trade?

If ginseng is so hard to find in the wild, how can it be affected by tariffs and a trade war with China? The answer is farmed ginseng. While some people insist that the roots from the woods are better, exports of farmed American ginseng to China have been affected....

Ginseng. It’s all the thing.

Ginseng. It’s all the thing.

National Geographic has a feature on ginseng emphasizing violence and crime. I have also written a story showing the 20 things I’ve learned about ginseng over the years. Please read my story on medium.

Zombie Flesh Eating Beetles

Zombie Flesh Eating Beetles

As published in AGDAILY Too often, my childhood dreams were haunted by Dawn of the Dead’s flesh-eating zombies. In a nightmare made real, and years later, I have to choose between flesh-eating Japanese zombie beetles and poison in order to save my Cumberland Plateau,...

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