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11/30/16 – Biodiversity Loss and its Impacts on Medicine 

College of Idaho senior capstone students present their research findings on how plants are used for medicines in modern and ancient times, making the preservation of plant biodiversity a critical need. This presentation will compose the first portion of our program, the balance will be an encore presentation on the Wild Love Preserve, and effort … Continue reading

11/23/16 – Compost collection is coming to a curb near you!

Next summer, Curb It will launch a curbside compost collection program that will help keep compostable materials out of the landfill. The year-round program will provide residents a wheeled cart for kitchen scraps and yard waste that will be collected weekly along with their trash. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, Catherine Chertudi, Boise City’s Solid … Continue reading

11/16/16 – A Closer Look at our Local Food System

This week on Elemental Idaho, we looked at what exactly a local food system is and how are we a part of it. Providing information for the concerned and conscientious consumer, UI Area Extension Educator Ariel Agenbroad guided us through some of the more complex elements that make up a sustainable food system from farm to fork … Continue reading

11/9/16 – Implications of Malheur/Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Last month members of a group that occupied Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 41 days were acquitted of preventing federal employees from doing their jobs. On the day of the acquittal, law enforcement officers arrested nearly 150 protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline, leading some to draw parallels between the two occupations. Is it … Continue reading

11/2/16 – The Draft Boise River Enhancement Plan (encore)

The Boise River Enhancement Network (BREN) has released a draft plan that recommends cooperative ecological enhancement of the Lower Boise River. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, Derek Risso of Ecosystem Sciences, and member of the team that helped develop the plan, outlined its details and why it was developed. A finalized version of the … Continue reading

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