Ridge Shinn: The Environmental Benefits Of Grass Fed Beef

Grass-fed beef producers in the U.S. have begun a movement to restore soils and stabilize the climate with a fundamentally different approach called regenerative grazing. This method builds on nature’s own system of pulling carbon from the air and storing it in the soil. Sixty million buffalo lived on the Great Plains at one time.…

Judith Schwartz & Ben Goldfarb: Reindeer, Beaver, And Healing Nature With Nature

Our natural systems are under great stress. However, nature’s inclination is toward healing, and we can work with the logic of ecology to restore landscapes and waterways. Biodiversity for a Livable Climate hosts authors Judith D. Schwartz and Ben Goldfarb as they talk about regenerating landscapes—and the pivotal role of animals in earth healing. Judith’s…

Vijay Kumar & Didi Pershouse: The Remarkable Success Of India’s Natural Farming Movement

Learn about a movement that grew from over 40,000 farmers in 2016 to almost 800,000 farmers in 2020 in one of the driest states in India. This work has been successful in part because of a community supported approach where women-run self help groups are in charge of operations. Vijay Kumar, advisor to the government…

Kachana Station: A Home for Donkey-led Restoration

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ In this interview hosted by Tania Roa, Chris Henggeler explains the holistic management practices occurring in Kachana Station, a landscape in northwestern Australia. Chris emphasizes the interconnectedness of humans across the globe, and our interconnectedness with other species.…

Kachana Station: A Home for Donkey-Led Restoration

In northwestern Australia, far from roads or major cities, a herd of wild donkeys carries a valuable promise. This remote region is the Kimberley, home to Kachana Station, a family-owned holistically managed landscape. The Henggelers have overseen Kachana Station for decades, and their management techniques have brought benefits for the soil, wildlife, and local climate. …

Carl Safina, Fred Provenza & Tania Roa: How Animals Shape Ecosystems

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ A panel discussion among author and ecologist Carl Safina, professor and author Fred Provenza, and wildlife advocate and writer Tania Roa. An insightful conversation on the interconnections between wild and domestic animal welfare, and a criticism of perspectives…

Featured Creature: Donkey

Photo by Steve Perry

What creatures with iconic ears have allowed humans to expand their horizons, yet are often misunderstood and underappreciated? Donkeys! Misunderstood Donkeys are often expected to act like their larger equid cousins, horses, but donkeys have their own abilities and attributes. Unlike horses, donkeys have evolved to live in desert environments. Their secret lies in their…

Dr. Arian Wallach on Changing the Field of Wildlife Conservation

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ In this interview hosted by Tania Roa, Dr. Arian Wallach discusses the importance of the wild donkey herd living in Kachana Station, a holistically managed landscape in northwestern Australia in a region called the Kimberley. Dr. Wallach discusses…

Nature’s Solutions as National Policy: How Animals Shape Ecosystems

Carl Safina, Fred Provenza, and Tania Roa joined us for Bio4Climate’s second mini-conference of 2021 on implementing nature’s solutions in climate policy. The video recording is available here.

How Culture Links Animals and Landscapes

Fred Provenza and Ninna Piiksii joined our Life Saves the Planet lecture series to discuss animals, their intelligence and culture, and the way human attitudes toward food can be enriched by expanding our sources of wisdom. Read more on our WGBH page.

Beavers, the Master Water Engineers

Climate Restoration Solutions – Leave it to Beavers!  Learn how beavers can help restore wetlands, which have one of the greatest potentials to restore habitats and sequester carbon. Check out Eager! by Ben Goldfarb.

Walter Jehne, Vijay Kumar & Rep. Chellie Pingree: Nature’s Solutions as National Policy

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ A panel discussion among Walter Jehne, Climate and Soil Scientist; Vijay Kumar, government advisor for the Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming Movement; and Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman from Maine and organic farmer. A remarkable look at the potential…

The Environmental Benefits of Grass Fed Beef

Ridge Shinn, cattle farmer and founder of Big Picture Beef, joined our Life Saves the Planet lecture series on GBH Forum Network. He discussed how grazing can help build healthy soil, sequester carbon, and lead to agricultural systems that improve environmental health and farmers’ livelihoods over time. Read more and view the recording here!

The Remarkable Success of Community Managed Natural Farming in Andhra Pradesh

Vijay Kumar and Didi Pershouse joined our Life Saves the Planet series to speak on community managed natural farming in Andhra Pradesh, India and the hopeful prospects of regenerative farming for the future of our planet. Watch the video.

Jan Lambert: Soak Up the Rain! Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Jan’s talk: Soak Up the Rain! What We Can All Do to Reduce Drought, Floods, Heat Waves and Severe Storms Jan Lambert: environmental writer and editor of The Valley Green Journal Presented at Blessed Unrest…

Jan Lambert: Soak Up the Rain! What We Can Do to Reduce Drought, Floods, Heat Waves & Severe Storms

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Did you ever stop to think about what happens with all the water that goes down the storm drains in your town or city every time it rains? Jan Lambert, even though a lifelong nature advocate, never gave…

Jon Way: The Many Lives of The Changing Coyote

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Relatively little is known about the fascinating coyotes in the east It is a remarkable animal, being one of the only carnivores to actually increase its range and distribution in the past one hundred years. Coyotes have taken…

Charles Chester: A Panorama of Bats

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Almost a quarter of all mammal species are bats. Some consume insects, others pollinate a wide range of plants, and some are highly effective seed dispersers in tropical rainforests. In sum, they provide people and the planet with…

Jim Laurie & His Homeschool AP Biology Students: Nature Wants to Be Wet

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Restoration ecologist Jim Laurie illuminates the vital connections between water cycles and biodiversity, describing numerous keystone species – from microbes and worms to beavers, burrowing animals and ruminants – which increase water infiltration and retention in landscapes. By…