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How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred.

Ruminants & Methane

Ever wondered if livestock are really contributing to rising atmospheric methane levels and climate change? Australian soil scientist Dr. Christine Jones busts this myth.

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    A greater profile for the wide-ranging benefits of regenerative agriculture is what a Stanley woman hopes will flow from her recognition in a national awards program. Jade Miles has been announced as one of three finalists in the Victorian Rural Women’s Award. The award is part of a wider program, with the Victorian winner to be named at Melbourne Museum on March 20 going on to the national award ceremony in Canberra in September.

Restoration of China's Loess Plateau

In hindsight, it is possible to see what happened to this region: deforestation on a large scale. Few seemed to actually believe that serious rehabilitation was possible.  However, a fundamental lesson was learned through the Loess Plateau rehabilitation: It is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems including those that have been degraded over the course of centuries or even millennia.

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