LONDON, Aug 13 – Countries at risk of catastrophic wildfires should adopt ancient practices used by Indigenous Peoples, researchers said on Monday, after scores of deadly blazes engulfed parts of the northern hemisphere. Wildfires have menaced villages and forests from Greece to the United States this summer, killing hundreds and displacing tens of thousands of […]
We recently decided at the Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) to inquire into the affects of elevated greenhouse gases in the planet’s atmosphere on the medicinal and pharmacologic benefits of wild harvested sources for indigenous communities. With 80% of the world’s 1.3 billion indigenous peoples significantly dependent on wild harvested foods and medicines—and virtually […]
The colourful and iconic Maasai, a semi-nomadic tribe in East Africa, is threatened with extinction due to climate change. After many years of extended dry seasons exacerbated by climate change, an extensive and prolonged drought in this part of the world may see rich traditions in leadership, education and living with nature disappear. “The Maasai […]
The Colorado River, one of the longest rivers in the United States, is gradually shrinking. This is partly a result of overuse by municipalities and seasonal drought. The other reason is global warming. The decline in the river reservoir will have serious implications for large U.S. cities, such as Los Angeles, that depend on the […]
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