Twice as many plants as animals have already gone extinct.
When scientists talk about recent extinctions, birds and mammals get most of the attention. But the first global analysis of its kind finds that twice as many plants have disappeared than birds, mammals, and amphibians combined. Read it here
Scientific American says we might succeed against global warming
We might succeed if we engage in a massive reforestation programme.
Declining Bee Population
If you’ve been concerned about the declining bee population (whether the cause is disease, environmental chemicals or whatever) then this is your website.
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University for establishing this Center for Pollinator Research
Outreach Department has a ton of stuff including a Certificate Program for Making Your Garden Pollinator Friendly.
If you just want an overview (A basic Primer) of the role of bees and what you can do – here’s the link.
Corn belt farmland has lost a third of its carbon-rich soil
While this is big-ag, the lessons here are applicable to backyard gardens. Conserving organic matter and keeping something alive to hold the soil in place is key to good soil health