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Q&A: Bob Snieckus, the National Landscape Architect

“One hundred years ago, USDA operations covered a large plot of land between the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Castle. Prior to the McMillan Commission’s 1902 plan for a new grand civic …

Happy Birthday, Luther Burbank!

March 7th marks the 167th anniversary of the birth of famed American botanist and horticulturalist Luther Burbank (March 7th, 1849 – April 11th, 1926). Burbank’s birthday coincides with California’s Arbor Week. This …

Norway is building a “highway” for bees

Erin Blakemore (@heroinebook) is an author and historian. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including mental_floss, NPR’s This I Believe, The Onion, Popular Science, Modern Farmer and …

Can Latin America do palm oil right?

Ensia is a magazine (online and print) that showcases “environmental solutions in action.” It’s produced by the Institute of the Environment at the University of Minnesota, and covers a wide …

Meet moringa, the world’s latest superfood

It seems that every day we learn about another ancient grain, or a new (to us) food that may hold the secrets to health, longevity and sustainability. In this piece …