ecology http://kvpr.org en Commentary: Apply Mandela's Vision Of Reconciliation To The Environment http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-apply-mandelas-vision-reconciliation-environment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite enduring a lifetime of oppression, Nelson Mandela transformed his nation by seeking reconciliation with his oppressors rather than retribution. In this week’s edition of </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The Moral Is</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Fresno State Biology Professor </span>Madhusudan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Katti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wonders whether the power of reconciliation as a moral principle might save us all from the damage humanity is inflicting on our planet and ourselves.</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:26:39 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 27399 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Apply Mandela's Vision Of Reconciliation To The Environment Author Interview: Jared Farmer "Trees In Paradise" http://kvpr.org/post/author-interview-jared-farmer-trees-paradise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California has more trees now than at any time since the late Pleistocene. And it comes as no surprise to residents of the San Joaquin Valley that our cultivation of trees has played a defining role in shaping the California we know today.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:49:12 +0000 Joe Moore 25666 at http://kvpr.org Author Interview: Jared Farmer "Trees In Paradise" Fighting Fire With Fire, The Future Of The Rim Fire Burn Area http://kvpr.org/post/fighting-fire-fire-future-rim-fire-burn-area <p>Fires in the Sierra Nevada are a natural phenomenon, but with human sparked blazes - like this summer's Rim Fire - the ecology of the mountain range is in flux. Will the high country scorched this summer ever return to its natural glory or will the region of the forest be littered with shrubbery? In this report Valley Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero takes a walk through multiple groves scorched by fires - caused naturally and by the human hand - and speaks with ecologists about the future of the forest burned by the Rim Fire.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:00:43 +0000 Ezra David Romero 25306 at http://kvpr.org Fighting Fire With Fire, The Future Of The Rim Fire Burn Area New Study Examines How Delta Ecosystem Once Worked http://kvpr.org/post/new-study-examines-how-delta-ecosystem-once-worked <p>A new study <a href="http://www.sfei.org/DeltaHEStudy">released this week</a> by the San Francisco Estuary Institute and the California Department of Fish and Game aims to turn back the clock and learn how the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta used to work - over 150 years ago.</p><p>It's part of an effort to allow scientists to better understand how to restore the Delta, by examining how the massive freshwater estuary functioned, before the gold rush and agriculture transformed the region with levees, shipping channels and dredging.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:09:36 +0000 Joe Moore 3976 at http://kvpr.org New Study Examines How Delta Ecosystem Once Worked