Pollinators in Peril
A great TED talk by Marla Spivak
The Bar Has Been Raised
Douglas Tallamy, an ecologist and author was quoted at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in January, 2015:
“We have to raise the bar on our landscapes,” said Mr. Tallamy, a professor and chairman of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware. “In the past, we have asked one thing of our gardens: that they be pretty. Now they have to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water.
Climate Change and Natural Resources
The bedding plants that you purchase for your garden may have been treated with Neonicotinoid pesticides -- and you'd never know that you were poisoning bees instead of helping them.
Garbage in the Great Lakes
The Great Lakes may be developing a garbage patch like the Pacific Ocean Gyre. The throw-away generation is affecting our very own Great Lakes. Read more about it here.