On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I visited with Casey O’Leary of Earthly Delights farm, as we explored the role of seeds in human history as well as the state of seeds in the US and beyond. We talked about the amazing abilities of seeds and the various strategies humans are employing to protect them against … Continue reading
Today on our program, we’ll learn all about honeybees in this encore airing of our interview with local beekeeper and expert, Steve Sweet who spills his guts about beekeeping, threats and challenges, bee behavior, and trends in honeybee populations. This program originally aired last year. You can listen to that broadcast here.
This month, staff and volunteers with the Intermountain Bird Observatory at BSU are conducting Boise River Songbird Banding. This is the second year of research at the IBO Boise River station, an “outdoor laboratory” where students conduct investigations of habitat and vegetation, water quality, insects, or bird life. Heidi Ware, Education and Outreach Director of the observatory, joins us to … Continue reading
The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Idaho Power are conducting a five year study on mercury concentrations in fish in the Hells Canyon Complex, including Brownlee Reservoir, where there are current fish consumption advisories. Dr. David Krabbenhoft, a worldwide expert on mercury cycling and behavior in the atmosphere and aquatic environments and mercury contamination of … Continue reading