‘Livestock insurance’ could protect predators and farmer profits

Livestock insurance could help farmers in developing countries protect their animals—and the profits they bring—and endangered species that prey on them.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 1, 2021 ~4 min

Dogs used to guard livestock may have unintended costs to wildlife

Livestock guarding dogs are considered a non-lethal method for farmers to control wild predators.

Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Anthrozoologist, external advisor, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Dogs used to guard livestock from predators can take a surprisingly heavy toll on wildlife

Livestock guarding dogs are considered a non-lethal method for farmers to control wild predators.

Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Senior Lecturer in Anthrozoology, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Do fungi in the goat gut create most methane?

New research peers in to the gut of a goat named Elway to identify a possible culprit for methane. The findings point to fungi.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Llamas are having a moment in the US, but they've been icons in South America for millennia

Llama toys, therapy lamas, petting zoo llamas: llamas are hot in the US, surpassing unicorns in popularity, but their relationship with South American people stretches over 7,000 years.

Emily Wakild, Professor of History and Director, Environmental Studies Program, Boise State University • conversation
Dec. 18, 2020 ~8 min

Fences have big effects on land and wildlife around the world that are rarely measured

Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.

Wenjing Xu, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
Nov. 30, 2020 ~10 min

How pigs and manure helped bring down East Germany

The author of a new book argues that pig farming and manure pollution played a significant role in the end of Communism in East Germany.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~13 min

Will Colorado bring back wolves? It's up to voters

For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.

Kevin Crooks, Professor of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology , Colorado State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~11 min

Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

The relationship between sick livestock with parasite diseases and climate change may be a "vicious cycle," say researchers.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

The relationship between sick livestock with parasite diseases and climate change may be a "vicious cycle," say researchers.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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