Researchers at Colorado State University have found that cultivating hemp will be a crucial tool in fighting the dangerous decline in the bee population.
By Matt Agorist – June 16, 2019
As the world population of honeybees continues to decline at a dangerous rate, a new study from Colorado State University purports to have found the answer to quell the decline—hemp. The reason hemp is such a boon to the bee population is simple, it is a great source of pollen.
Read more via Study Shows Growing Hemp is a Powerful Tool to Fight Bee Population Decline — The Free Thought Project
(TMU) — In a big win for animal rights advocates, Canada will no longer allow whales, dolphins and porpoises to be bred and held in captivity for the purpose of entertainment.
The Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, which was passed by Canada’s parliament on Monday, will ensure that cetaceans—or aquatic mammals—will no longer be subject to the trauma of confinement in aquatic entertainment parks, which animal rights activists have blasted as amounting to a system of animal cruelty.
Read more via Canada Officially Bans Dolphin and Whale Captivity — The Anti-Media
Elias Marat, TMU
Morgan Freeman has long been known for having a voice of gold, using his clout and vocal talents for such worthy causes as environmental conservationist group One Earth. But it has also become apparent that the beloved actor also has a heart of gold–especially now that he has devoted his ranch to helping save honeybees.
The 81-year old actor took up beekeeping on his 124-acre Mississippi ranch as a simple hobby in 2014, largely in reaction to the mass die-offs that were occurring and continue to this day.
Read more & video: “Morgan Freeman Is a Beekeeper Now” (4:24) Morgan Freeman Turns his 124-Acre Ranch into Huge Honeybee Sanctuary to Save the Bees — Waking Times
(TMU) — Sikhs the world over are leading the charge when it comes to reconnecting to nature. The Million Tree Project aims to plant one million new trees throughout the world, with tens of thousands already having been planted.
Read more & video: “Empire Files: The Sikh Experience in America” (22:51) via Sikhs Aim to Plant 1,000,000 Trees by November as Gift to Planet — The Anti-Media
Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
A new study has found that exposure to certain pesticides can alter bees‘ genes, leading researchers to call for tougher regulations on the widely-used chemicals.
The study, published Wednesday in Molecular Ecology, looked at the impact of two neonicotinoidpesticides on bumblebee populations and found that they impacted genes involved in a variety of important biological processes.
via Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes — Waking Times
The mammoth project has planted saplings of more than 290 species of trees, and seen the return of many species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects.
The project serves as a beacon to awaken awareness of the need to restore and conserve forest land.
This project is the result of an ambitious initiative taken in the late 1990s by renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado…..Read more
via The Result of a Brazilian 20-Year Reforestation Project of Over 2.7 Million Trees — Humans Are Free