Category: Ranching

Trophy Hunters Killed 1.7 Million Animals since 2010

The bloodthirsty “sport” of trophy hunting managed to kill one animal every three minutes over the past decades, according to a devastating new exposé of the industry. Over 1.7 million animals – including elephants, lions, and rhinos – have been slaughtered by trophy hunters,… Continue Reading “Trophy Hunters Killed 1.7 Million Animals since 2010”

Forest Garden with 500 Edible Plants

Historically, farms and forests have been at odds. Conventional wisdom says we have to cut down the forest to make way for agriculture. But a growing movement called Agro-Forestry “capitalizes” on the free services forests provide farmers and gardeners. A forest garden with 500… Continue Reading “Forest Garden with 500 Edible Plants”

Brazilian Forest Fires are south of the Amazon River

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said it is a “lie” that fires are ravaging the Amazon rain forest, despite data from his own government showing the number of blazes is rising. Yet satellite data from Brazil’s national space agency, INPE, show the number of… Continue Reading “Brazilian Forest Fires are south of the Amazon River”

USA and Brazil agree to develop Amazon

The USA and Brazil have agreed to promote private-sector development in the Amazon, during a meeting in Washington in 2019. They also pledged a $100m (£80m) biodiversity conservation fund for the Amazon led by the private sector. Brazil’s foreign minister said opening the rain… Continue Reading “USA and Brazil agree to develop Amazon”

Sydney in Trouble after Australia Wild Fires merge into deadly Giant Blaze

Smoke and flying ash has lingered over Sydney for most of the past week, turning the daytime sky orange, obscuring visibility and prompting commuters to wear breathing masks. Bushfires fanned by winds combined into a single giant blaze north of Sydney late on Friday,… Continue Reading “Sydney in Trouble after Australia Wild Fires merge into deadly Giant Blaze”

Factory Farming is the Definition of Extreme Misery for Animals

On today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds and stuffed into wire cages, metal crates, and other torturous devices. These animals will never raise their families, root around in the soil, build nests, or do anything that is… Continue Reading “Factory Farming is the Definition of Extreme Misery for Animals”

Brazil’s Pesticides Poisoning Global Consumers through Agricultural Exports

Brazil’s government has approved extremely toxic agricultural pesticides this year and loosened regulations, which is now is affecting consumers all over the world. Environmental journalist and founding member of the Green Economic Institute think tank Oliver Tickell, said that EU-banned pesticides being manufactured in… Continue Reading “Brazil’s Pesticides Poisoning Global Consumers through Agricultural Exports”

Indonesia Wildfire Crisis Expands to over 2.000 Hot Spots

Indonesia is currently on the brink of another haze crisis as the archipelago is seeing an increase in the number of forest and land fires, facing an environmental disaster. Wild Fires from drained peatlands have caused massive air pollution, or ‘haze’, causing respiratory and… Continue Reading “Indonesia Wildfire Crisis Expands to over 2.000 Hot Spots”

Brazil authorized Federal Troops to Fight Amazon Fires

In a televised address Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that above-average temperatures and dry weather have led to the fires in Amazon states, adding that he had authorized use of federal troops and equipment to fight the fires. Bolsonaro said that the government is… Continue Reading “Brazil authorized Federal Troops to Fight Amazon Fires”