Conservation

Seed Saving in the Great Lakes

The earth’s environment is constantly changing. Extreme weather patterns, over-exploited ecosystems, lost habitats, and human carelessness constantly threaten the stability of plant biodiversity. As data becomes more widely available to understand and address global climate issues, many innovators are focusing on conservation and sustainability practices. Conservation techniques, like the creation of seed banks and exchange [...]

How Can Water Conservation Help Prevent Bladder Cancer?

In the discussion of cancer prevention, one overlooked yet important factor is water. We’ve heard that limiting alcohol and tobacco intake can help reduce the risk of cancer. Common sense will tell you that too much exposure to sunlight, obesity, and unhealthy sexual activity are potential contributing factors. And everyone knows that regular physical exercise [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:39+00:00June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hunting with Titan

My favorite time of year, without a doubt, is bird season in Upper Michigan. Though I enjoy many different outdoor activities, such as walking, kayaking and camping, nothing beats an afternoon in the field alongside my pointing dog, Titan. Altogether fun and incredibly rewarding, bird hunting with my dog is more than a mere pastime [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:39+00:00May 15th, 2017|Blog, Conservation, David Kinnear|0 Comments

A Spotlight on Urban Pollinators

Shortly before the holiday season, the Pratt Manhattan Gallery launched “Nectar: War Upon the Bees,” a visual exhibit which explores the destructive impact that our food production industry has on these important insects. The show examines the disruptive effect of current food industry practices which are threatening the valuable role of pollinators in our agricultural [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:39+00:00February 7th, 2017|Bees, Biodiversity, Blog, Conservation, Sustainability|0 Comments

David Kinnear: For Bees, The Struggle Is Real

On October 3rd, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee will be put on the endangered species list. Researchers hope the bees' endangered status will raise awareness and urgency surrounding their threatened existence. That bees now have federal protection in the U.S. is a positive development. And yet, [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:42+00:00October 12th, 2016|Bees, Biodiversity, Blog, Conservation, David Kinnear|0 Comments