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Why don't we use cattle to re-store CO₂ in the soil?

In this old TED conf., Allan Savory, and in this rather newer other here, Joel Salatin are quite saying the same thing as a tentative to mitigate the effect of burning fossil fuels: We should use ...
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Can grass clippings be used for livestock feed?

I was at a university agricultural research farm and I noticed that sheep had maintained grass height on a pasture to less than 1 inch. I asked the person in charge if they used a lawn mower and he ...
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How to use Maximum Sustainable Yield concept with given a given population, growth rate and carrying capacity?

For my class, I was given a hypothetical situation that uses the concept of Maximum Sustainable Yield to see how much fish I should harvest. I am given an initial population, a growth rate, and a ...
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How to create healthy bat living conditions in Vermont?

I want to install bat houses at my property. What conditions do bats prefer to live and what conditions do they NOT to prefer to live in?. I live in Vermont on a 2 acre parcel, and have a section of ...
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How can I find information on Ecovillages?

Ecovillages are intentional communities with the goal of becoming more socially, economically and ecologically sustainable. Some aim for a population of 50–150 individuals. Larger ecovillages of ...
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Is it feasible to set up a balanced aquarium that does not need filtration or aeration?

When creating a salt water aquarium, is it possible to choose a variety of plants and sea animals such that the tank does not need water filtration or water aeration? For example, can I count of a ...