harvest

Whale breaching

“Killer whales are apex predators, the dominant animals in these waters," explains Christine West, a naturalist aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion. This means their health reflects that of the entire habitat, as pollutants at every trophic level will travel up the food web and into these organisms. By the time these impacts are visible, however, it may be too late for a simple, one-size-fits-all solution. (Mike Harris/Lindblad Expeditions)

UC Berkeley
In story three of our Stories of Alaska series, we hear from a Lindblad Expeditions naturalist, who talks about living and working in a place where people see the consequences of their actions in real time.

Farmer Roric Paulman talks with students about the challenges facing the aquifer, about 90 feet beneath their feet. (Planet Forward staff)

University of Missouri
In the face of a changing climate, the agriculture industry is increasingly figuring out how to produce more and use less.
If each community is self-sufficient in one staple - oil (e.g. avocado, macadamia, olive, canola, non-pungent mustard), sweetener (sugar cane, beet sugar, honey, pear concentrate, grape concentrate etc), some kind of starch or carbohydrate (e.g.
HaloSource
I would like to see development in energy cooperatives. Neighbors and neighborhoods have the potential to share the energy they harvest by the sun, wind, geothermal, etc., with each other to reduce the community's dependence on more destructive... Read More