Methane, cow toots and industrial agriculture–your input?

Many are saying that if we stop eating meat, we can do our part for climate change.  That is a great idea except that it doesn't quite get to the relevant information about methane output.  While methane does come from cattle, what we need to understand is that it comes from industrially raised cattle on … Continue reading Methane, cow toots and industrial agriculture–your input?

Fracking on trial– Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book, ‘Slick Water’

In the words of New Yorker environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, Slick Water is "a true-life noir filled with corruption, incompetence, and, ultimately, courage." More specifically, Nikiforuk says, it is a story about "the courage of women."  From the Tyee Online article by Robyn Smith.  The story of how one woman, an oil patch scientist, struggled … Continue reading Fracking on trial– Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book, ‘Slick Water’

The Role of Prairie Dogs as a Keystone Species

If  you would like to read some research on the role of prairie dogs as keystone species in their ecosystems (and ours), take a look at this article by B. MILLER, R. READING, J. HOOGLAND,T. CLARK, G. CEBALLO, Q R. LIST, S. FORREST, L. HANEBURY, P. MANZANO, J. PACHECO, AND D. URESK.