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.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: livestock ranchers endangered-species colorado human-wildlife-conflict hunting wolves carnivores apex-predators us-west us-elections-2020 referendum ecological-restoration
Being able to identify communities that are susceptible to the pandemic ahead of time would allow officials to target public health interventions to slow the spread of the infection and avoid deaths.
June 18, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus livestock us-midwest rural mitigation slaughterhouses rural-policies
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
May 13, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: agriculture livestock swine-flu animal-welfare zoonotic-viruses veterinary-medicine pigs poultry biosecurity veterinary-science cows chickens
Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
May 4, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: climate-change agriculture heat-wave livestock drought grass wales sheep-farming
Wild ponies have lived in Britain for over 4,000 years, but they're in danger of dying out.
March 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: livestock culling wild-horses feral-horses equine conservation-of-native-species
A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.
Jan. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change agriculture women livestock california goats sheep cattle grazing wildfires american-association-of-geographers ranchers regenerative-agriculture
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