Whole Ecosystem Warming Stimulates Methane Production From Plant Metabolites in Peatlands

Whole Ecosystem Warming Stimulates Methane Production From Plant Metabolites in Peatlands

Scientists working at the ongoing Department of Energy’s (DOE) Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Changing Environments (SPRUCE) experiment use the site’s northern Minnesota bog as a laboratory. SPRUCE allowed scientists to warm the air and soil by zero to 9 degrees C above ambient temperatures to depths more than 2 m below ground. This warming … Read more

Dominion Energy Grant Will Help Install New Wildlife Tracking Towers Statewide | News SC Climate and Environment

Dominion Energy Grant Will Help Install New Wildlife Tracking Towers Statewide |  News SC Climate and Environment

A grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will soon make it easier for birdwatchers and scientists to track migratory species as they pass through Palmetto State. The utility company’s foundation last month awarded $25,000 to the Nemours Wildlife Foundation to install five new Motus towers. These metal radio antennas are usually attached to poles … Read more

Tribal tales: healers and their traditional medicines

Tribal tales: Healers and their traditional medicines

While working with the Munda community in 1996 on a US Demographic Innovation Fellowship, I realized that they were not following Western medicine but were following their own system of medical care,” explains Basavi Kiro, hodopathy practitioner for 15 years. “No matter what they were suffering from, whether it was minor headaches, stomach aches or … Read more

Why do few Americans know about the Nutrition Guide?

Only one in four Americans are aware of the government’s most recent efforts to get people to eat healthy. This information comes from a study published Tuesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced the logo, an image representing healthy eating, in 2011. It is called MyPlate. … Read more

Earth Team is the volunteer arm of the NRCS

Earth Team is the volunteer arm of the NRCS

In recent months, the Barton County Conservation District has encouraged the community to consider being part of the NRCS Earth Team in Barton County. So what is this earth team? Earth Team is the volunteer arm of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. A lot of work … Read more

Students have ideas for addressing mental health challenges. They want to be heard

Students have ideas for addressing mental health challenges.  They want to be heard

Stress, alienation, addiction, lack of belonging, pressure of high expectations. These are among the issues that a group of high school student leaders say they are ready to tackle head-on. But they don’t just name the problems; they also come up with solutions to offer to their peers and managers. The pandemic has severely affected … Read more

2022 Has Been a Pivotal Year For Maturation Of The Climatetech Ecosystem

2022 Has Been a Pivotal Year For Maturation Of The Climatetech Ecosystem

US President Joe Biden speaks at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services in Mather, … [+] California on September 13, 2021. – US President Joe Biden kicked off a visit to scorched western states Monday to hammer home his case on climate change and big public investments, as well as to campaign in California’s … Read more

Neighbors concerned about impalement of wildlife jumping fences in South Charlotte

Neighbors concerned about impalement of wildlife jumping fences in South Charlotte

Some south Charlotte neighbors are upset with their homeowners’ association after spike fences were installed because they say they are harming wildlife in the area. Channel 9 reporter Almiya White spoke to locals about an incident over the weekend that raised alarm. Sue Dickenson and Carol Turnbaugh said they were walking through their neighborhood when … Read more