Environmental groups have criticised the government’s approach to nature – but what is this approach and why is it concerning?
The ability of the Osun River to support biodiversity is being threatened by pollution and can only be rescued if the contamination ends.
Up to 42,000 tonnes a year of microplastics are removed from sewage, spread on fields as fertiliser and eventually wash back into watercourses.
Increasing revegetation from 1% to 10% of the landscape doubled the number of woodland bird species. The collective efforts of landowners can make a real difference for native wildlife.
Up to 85% of the nectar available to pollinating insects in a city comes from gardens. What we plant – whether in an allotment or a window box – can make a huge difference.
Such tension has played out over many decades between agricultural communities and coal companies. We can avoid history repeating itself if we urgently set the right policies and laws in place.
Long before climate change was evident, California began planning a system of canals and reservoirs to carry water from the mountains to drier farms and cities. It’s no longer enough.
As governments and corporations pledge to help the planet by planting trillions of trees, a new study spotlights an effective, low-cost alternative: letting tropical forests regrow naturally.
Nature-based solutions can help us sustainably tackle climate disasters - but to do that, they urgently need policy support.
“Will it become a wood again, how long will it take, which species will be in it?”
Enabling wildlife to journey across farmlands not only benefits conservation, but also people. It means bees can improve crop pollination, and seed-dispersing birds can help restore ecosystems.
Canadian residential real estate and farmland have historically proven to be strategic hedges against inflation.
Year round local food production is within our grasp, and will slash agriculture’s climate impact — but only if we embrace agricultural technology.
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium. The calcium-rich limestone bedrock of the lower U.S. Midwest may provide ideal conditions for populations to explode.
The National Farmers’ Federation has called on the Morrison government to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emission by 2050.
As the world’s population grows, agriculture and related industries will grow in size and importance in Canada. Smart investors should bet on Canadian farmland.
Ponds create ‘insect chimneys’ which are a boon for hungry farmland birds.
The abandonment of crops and pastures allows the natural regeneration of bushes and forests and the recolonization of fauna.
City fringe foodbowls supply much of our fresh produce and can increase climate resilience by making better use of wastewater and organic waste. A new roadmap outlines how to protect these foodbowls.
Beyond trucking in hay and water, drought-stricken farmers need money and advice on improving the natural features of their land.