Renewable Resources & Lands


Ecological Intensification of Agriculture: Ideas That Begin to Take Root

Source: jappliedecologyblog.wordpress.com Published: November 9, 2016 In this post Nahuel Policelli discusses a recent paper by Timothy M. Bowles and colleagues ‘Ecological intensification and arbuscular mycorrhizas: a meta-analysis of tillage and cover crop effects‘...

Wetland Restoration Promises Benefits

Source:  sustainablecitynetwork.com Published: December 31, 2009 By Patrick Lindsey TDEC Office of Sustainable Practices Sustainability CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. — A 65-acre agricultural field has been restored to its original wetland state in the rolling hills of Middle...

Wetland Restoration Efforts

Source: baytrail.org Published: May 18, 2017 Bair Island planting event (photo by Save the Bay) The Bay Area is prized for its beauty, and is one of America’s great estuaries. Over the years, urbanization and the transformation of open spaces to more intensive land...

Reforestation Efforts That Really Work

Source: healthinharmony.org Published: April 25, 2016 NOTE: Article link redirects to the source homepage As Indonesia’s forests vanish from logging and fires, the future of our planet continues to hang in the balance. Reforestation can go a long way to solve this...

How Does Reforestation Help the Environment?

Source: globalwarmingisreal.com Published: May 22, 2012 Guest post by Mircea Giurca Climate change and reforestation Global reforestation is an important environmental issue of growing concern. International programs like the United Nations Initiative for Reducing...

Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Reverse Climate Change

Source: permaculturemag.org Published: July 10, 2016 By changing agriculture to one that regenerates soil organic carbon, we can not only reverse climate change, but we can also improve farm yields, increase water-holding capacity and drought resilience, and reduce...

Freeing Costa Rica from Fossil Fuels

Source: climatecouncil.org.au Published: April 4, 2017 Image from Unsplash CC Written by Emily Jones. Dr. Monica Araya is a Costa Rican author and adviser on clean development in Latin America. Her TED talk, filmed in June 2016, deals with one of the most critically...

A New Model to Scale Up Forest Restoration from Sites to Landscapes

Source: trevorcaughlin.com Published: October 12, 2016 Restoring forest to hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded land has become a centerpiece of international plans to sequester carbon and conserve biodiversity. To achieve these ambitious restoration goals, we...