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Coverage of edible plants since September 15, 2020.

Opponents stage protest as clock ticks down on B.C. island deer kill

"...“So the question is why is Parks Canada embarking on this still, to the cost of almost $6 million. ”Glynn wants to see the operation paused while a scientific census of the deer and vegetation renewal is conducted. Part-time Sidney Island resident Paul Lalonde acknowledged that deer had “shredded” the island in the past, but also argued islanders' efforts had addressed the problem..."

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New pollinator hotspots and edible landscapes on campus

"...“We've started looking at different places on campus where we can take like monoculture grasses and so forth, and replace those with more pollinator species to increase the biodiversity on campus,” he said..."

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Drought restrictions increase for Cranbrook residents

"...A map shows the varying drought levels assigned to regions in B. C. The East Kootenay region is a level four, which means residents must reduce their outdoor water use by 50 per cent (map courtesy of City of Cranbrook)..."

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Plant-based plastic strong as PET, degrades into sugars in the environment

"...The material’s environmentally friendliness isn’t limited to its creation – its disposal is green too. It can be chemically recycled using the process currently used to recycle PET plastics, and if it does make it into the environment, it will degrade into its constituent plant sugars rather than microplastics. There are plenty of plant-based bioplastics in development, with major corporations like Lego and Coca-Cola already trialing them in their ubiquitous products..."

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City of Cornwall to plant trees, shrubs and pollinator gardens in vacant properties

"...In all, the City received $3417. 81 from the TD’s Friends of the Environment Foundation to plant a mix of fruit trees, coniferous and deciduous trees, shrubs and pollinator plants — all of them native species. Doing so will provide shade and food for residents and wildlife and help mitigate greenhouse gases..."

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SENIORS SCENE: Learn how to make an edible planter at June 20 session

"...• Join longtime garden designer, forager and herbalist Teresa Klein to learn the basics for planting and care of an edible planter, plus she will introduce you to an array of flowers and plants easily found in both domestic and wild landscapes. Samples of these edible delights will be available for tasting. Call 604-541-2199 to sign up for this workshop on Monday, June 20, 10:30 a..."

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FOREST INK: Ecotourism in Ancient Boreal forests

"...With all the restrictions on travelling and impacts of climate change maybe it is time to think about visiting some unique areas in our own backyard..."

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Ecotourism in ancient boreal forests

"...Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer..."

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Tree-covered tower gives every resident a greenery filled balcony

"...We've no word on the actual construction budget, but the firm says costs were kept low by using prefabricated concrete and keeping things simple where possible. It also helps that this is the latest in a growing number of Vertical Forest-style projects produced since the original Bosco Verticale in Milan, so the firm has these down to a fine art by now. "The Trudo Tower in Eindhoven represents the achievement of a great goal for all of us, namely that of making the Vertical Forest typology of building (something which we are experimenting with in different parts of the world) accessible even for tenants with low incomes; this is to show that living in contact with trees and greenery – and enjoying their advantages – is not the prerogative of rich people but could well become a possible choice for millions of citizens around the world," says Stefano Boeri..."

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Metro Vancouver: Stage 1 lawn watering regulations come into effect on May 1 Indo-Canadian Voice

"...The 2020 Water Quality Annual Report confirms that the multiple protections in place for drinking water — including watershed protection, water treatment and the ongoing operation of the water system — allow Metro Vancouver to fulfill its role of delivering drinking water to the region.  Last year, the quality of treated water met or exceeded water quality standards and the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality..."

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Self-contained SmartFarm grows plants using water drawn from the air

"...In many parts of the world there may not be much precipitation, but there is a fair amount of water vapor in the air – particularly at night. An experimental new device draws in that vapor, then uses it to irrigate edible plants. Known as the SmartFarm, the small-scale prototype was designed by a team at the National University of Singapore, led by Asst..."

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Choosing the right cover crop to protect the soil

"...Enter cover crops. Cover crops are inedible plants grown during the off-season. Their roots help keep soil in place, preventing erosion..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about edible plants.

Ecosystems Episode 3: The Grassland Ecosystem!

"...Learn about the incredible plants and animals that make up this natural system in the third installment of our ecosystems series!..."

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Ecosystems Episode 4: The River Ecosystem! (1/2)

"...In this two part video, we'll examine both the hydrology of river ecosystems and the incredible plants and animals that call this place their home!..."

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Ecosystems Episode 4: The River Ecosystem! (2/2)

"...In this two part video, we'll examine both the hydrology of river ecosystems and the incredible plants and animals that call this place their home!..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about edible plants relevant to the latest news.

Pulses Waste to Biofuels

"...Biodegradable waste utilization like agricultural and forestry residue, nonedible plant material is promising, economical, and environment-friendly substitutes for fossil fuels..."

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The social valuation of agro-ecosystem services at different scales: A case study from Kyrenia (Girne) Region of Northern Cyprus

"...To do so, the major objectives of the study were (i) to elicit the shared stakeholders' perspectives of AESs and (ii) to record the agro-ecosystem plant biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge as a provider of AESs..."

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Usage of wild-Growing Plants as Foodstuff

"...These plants make it possible to ensure food security in areas or periods of food shortages..."

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Urban foraging in Brazilian public greenspaces

"..., the gathering of wild edible plants, plays a key role in nature connection within cities..."

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National Forest Inventories capture the multifunctionality of managed forests in Germany

"...In many parts of the world, forest management has shifted from a focus on timber production to multi-purpose forestry, combining timber production with the supply of other forest ecosystem services..."

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Traditional food plants of the upper Aswa River catchment of northern Uganda?a cultural crossroads

"...Background In the parkland agroforestry system of northern Uganda, smallholder farming households rely on a diversity of plant species to fulfil their nutritional requirements, many of which also serve a range of medicinal, cultural, and livelihood functions..."

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Livelihood strategies and use of forest resources in a protected area in the Brazilian semiarid

"...We use an environmentally protected area in the Brazilian semiarid to describe the livelihood strategies of the local people and assess how socioeconomic variables affect the dependence on forest resources..."

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Lignocellulosic biofuel production: review of alternatives

"...In addition, investment on waste disposal is not economical; however, recycling of the same waste for renewable energy production is favorable in the economic and social development of the society in an eco-friendly manner..."

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An overview of wild edible fruits of Western Ghats, India

"...Scientific research on suitable species is suggested to identify the competent species to replace/improve/substitute the common cultivated species in chemical constitutent, nutritional value and also to explore the possibilities of wild edible plants to provide food security for the growing population..."

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Metal(loid) nanosorbents in restoration of polluted soils: geochemical, ecotoxicological, and remediation perspectives

"...Thereby, a wide array of NMs have been developed along with the products that can be used for the reclamation of contaminated terrestrial ecosystems..."

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Assessing anthropogenic pressure and threats on Paeonia emodi Wall. ex Royle habitats in Garhwal Himalaya

"...The Garhwal Himalaya is among the major repositories of immensely valuable wild edible plants and provides food security to the local population..."

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Micronutrient deficiencies in African soils and the human nutritional nexus: opportunities with staple crops

"...A synthesis of available agronomic datasets and peer-reviewed scientific literature was conducted to: (1) assess the status of micronutrients in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) arable soils, (2) improve the understanding of the relations between soil quality/management and crop nutritional quality and (3) evaluate the potential profitability of application of secondary and micronutrients to key food crops in SSA, namely maize (Zea mays L..."

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