Yachay Wasi has started its campaign of planting 1,000,000 Native
Trees in the Circuit of Four Lakes in the Peruvian Andes.
From 8:30 -
9:30 pm on March 28, 2009,
people across the world will
turn their lights for one hour –
Canadian Inuit at greatest risk
Inuit in Canada's North have the highest rate of lung cancer in the
world, a finding blamed largely on the popularity of cigarettes in
Go with Wild Rice: Grain Tries to make
comeback, but birds adore it
"The technique of growing and harvesting wild rice is a
generation removed from its American Indian origins. Wild rice
and maize are the only cereal crops indigenous to North America."
Dogs have Sense of Fairness
"... If one dog gets no reward, and then sees another get sausage
for doing the same trick, just try to get the first one to do it
again. Indeed, he may even turn away and
refuse to look at you."
Administration Loosens Species Protection
"As the Bush administration fades off into the sunset, it continues
to take brazen pot shots at everything in sight, including America's
landmark conservation law, the Endangered Species Act," said Nick J. Rahall II (D-W.Va.), who will
introduce legislation to overturn the rule next year.
Tribe Manages Pacific Fishers, Old Growth
None of the Hoopa Valley Reservation's
"citizens" is more exotic, and
perhaps more threatened, than the photogenic Pacific fisher, a
hyperactive cousin of weasels and wolverines.
Found, Scientist Says
A 140-million-year-old webbing provides evidence that spiders have
been snaring their prey in silky nets since the dinosaur age. The
strands were linked in same patterns familiar to gardeners the world
WCU Helps Sustain Traditional Cherokee Art
Members from the Eastern
Band of Cherokee Indians have a rekindled interest in native
arts. But it's becoming more difficult to find the natural materials
the tribe has been using for generations, such as river cane for
and butternut for dye.
Smithsonian Museum Features Tribe's Salmon Recovery Effort
It may not be the flashiest display at the Smithsonian, but curators
like this unique story about a fish that migrates thousands of miles
against overwhelming odds before returning home to spawn