Returning the 'three sisters' – corn, beans and squash – to Native American farms nourishes people, land and cultures
For centuries Native Americans intercropped corn, beans and squash because the plants thrived together. A new initiative is measuring health and social benefits from reuniting the "three sisters."
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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Indigenous people in rural Borneo associate the coronavirus with modern life, not their traditional hunting.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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Affordable health care could be a key tool in the fight against climate change, research from Indonesia finds.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it
A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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US ideas about conservation center on walling off land from use. That approach often means expelling Indigenous and other poor people who may be its most effective caretakers.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~11 min
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Scientists find inequality between humans also harms the birds, the bees, the microbes and the trees.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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"...Indigenous knowledge is absolutely essential for understanding the cumulative impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation."
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~4 min
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Indigenous people in Oconee Valley—now central Georgia—actively resisted European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Hernando de Soto.
July 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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As Arizona coronavirus cases surge from early reopening, Indigenous nations suffer not only more COVID-19 but also the blame
Tribal lands are hot spots for COVID-19 infections and deaths. Racism is one of the reasons.
June 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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Before fur traders decimated sea otters, ancestors of at least one Alaskan indigenous group hunted them for their pelts, not food, researchers say.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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