Sustainable agriculture explained
By: Patricia Stewart
Sustainable agriculture has taken on a very impressive tone. It is, in reality, mostly the same practices which farmers have been using for centuries. Understanding its secret is as simple, and as complex, as answering the question, "How do we keep living here without causing...
By: Pamela Kay
The adult emerald ash borer beetle has been destroying the ash trees of North America since the early 1990s when it first arrived on our shores, probable in a cargo ship from an Asian country. The adults do little harm as they feed on the...
How the emerald ash borer beetle affects the ash tree
By: Jackie Curtis
Emerald ash borer beetles have created widespread quarantines in several mid-western and southeastern states in the U.S. as well as Ontario and Quebec, Canada due to its mere existence translating into death for millions of ash trees since 2002. Named after the emerald gemstone...
By: Louise Nilon
Making a solar box cooker is a fun educational activity you can do with your children or grandchildren. Below are instructions I have used when on camp with local Cub Scout groupsArchimedes of Syracuse, an ancient Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer is said to have...
How the emerald ash beetle came to America
By: Kathy Rusniak
The emerald ash beetle, also known as EAB or Agrilus planipennis, is the bane of American ash trees of all species. But this bright green and seriously detrimental pest did not originate in the United States. Rather, this wood boring insect is native to various...
Why the yurt is energy and environmentally efficient
By: Leonard Keigher
Yurts are a most brilliant and energy efficient form of housing. They comes to us from central Asia. The Mongolian people created the yurt as a movable dwelling, appropriate for their life style. Since most mongolians have large flocks of sheep, and are constantly moving...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
Have you ever wondered why the United States are so strict on importing goods from other countries? Did you ever fly over seas and once on the flight back had to fill one of those custom/agricultural declaration forms stating that you are not importing any...
Why is groundwater important?
By: Lisa Pearce
Deep below the earths' surface the waters flow in the dark. No one ever witnesses the mysterious swirling, nor does anyone ever hear the mighty waters as it flows silently by. The underground water surges with energy and its own life-giving force, yet no living...
By: Perry McCarney
Sustainable agriculture is a concept that has been evolving and growing for the last 20 plus years, although usually less in the public eye than organic farming. As our knowledge and understanding of nature's ecology has developed we have become more aware of the environmental...
By: Pamela Kay
Almost every century weather elements come together in just the right combination to cause a major fire that ravages Yellowstone National Park. These fires are a necessary part of the forest's Eco-system. However, the ecological aspects of these Yellowstone forest fires do appear, at first...

 

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