Ok, this is truly a grab-bag of various things I’ve been reading. Enjoy!
Ash tree species likely will survive emerald ash borer beetles, but just barely (Phys.org)
Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide (Nat Geo)
Jeff Bezos is quietly letting his charities do something radical — whatever they want: Is that good? Is that bad? It’s definitely unusual. (Vox)
Indigenous Plant Agriculture – great insights from a pioneering restoration ecologist in OH.
Effect of Prescribed Fire on Timber Volume and Grade in the Hoosier National Forest (Purdue University Research) … ” Our results suggest that prescribed fire has a minor economic impact on standing timber, particularly when timber is harvested within two decades of the first fire. “
Prairie Resilience on Display (The Prairie Ecologist)
Indigenous Maize: Who Owns the Rights to Mexico’s ‘Wonder’ Plant? (Yale Environment 360)
How Solar Got Cheap (Planet Money podcast on NPR)