In this third of four parts, we learn how goats evolved to be versatile climbers, why some sheep produce no wool, and how some breeds became domesticated.
In this second of four parts, we learn about a bison-size, prehistoric “terrible pig” and how observing feral pigs can inform care of domesticated ones.
In this first of four parts, we learn that bison use their heads in blizzards, yak can survive sub-zero winds, and water buffalo need warmer weather.
Some of these podcasts help you develop skills in urban farming and permaculture, while others share stories of innovative agricultural efforts.
Development can have unintended negative effects on soil, but one researcher’s method has reinvigorated the growth of trees in urban forests.
Lichens are partnerships of different species. They absorb air similar to amphibians, so they can tell us a lot about air pollution.
Farms are a big part of bird habitat in winter, and birds reveal a lot about the health of the ecosystem. Here are easy ways to contribute to the count.
Listening to your space is a different way of “seeing” what’s really there. Mapping the sounds can alert you to things good as well as bad.
Porcupines live a long time, climb trees, help forest ecosystems — and can float on water. They’re not predators, but their quills are dangerous.