How This Team Will Restore An Industrial Firth In Scotland

When ongoing human activity has a negative impact on an ecosystem, can simultaneous, targeted human intervention be enough to bring about a healthy balance? The team at Mossy Earth thinks so, and they’ve devised a plan to make it happen.

How They Detoxified a River Using Rocks. Yup, just rocks.

After the Oder River, which sits on the border of Poland and Germany, was unfortunately polluted in 2022, millions of fish started mysteriously dying. What happened or how to fix it was unclear, but one group managed to come up with a simple yet genius solution.

Oysters: Nature’s Water Filtration System

Thanks to oysters, expensive water filtration systems might be getting a run for their money as far as water cleaning goes. Learn how they do it.

How to double your water harvest using swales

No well water on your land? No rain in the foreseeable future? No public water system to hook up to? No problem.

How Beavers Tell the Future

When beavers start hiding Aspen saplings under the water, something awfully specific is around the corner!

The Water Cup 🏆: How a competition is solving India’s water crisis

Water capture and management is at the heart of human survival needs. And people in certain regions of India have really been feeling the struggle of capturing water in a way that will allow them to grow abundant crops and keep the villages hydrated.

Collecting The Clouds: How a Spanish engineer is watering the Canary Islands

Whether you’re planning to strike out on your own as a homesteader, already have a thriving farm, or simply want a more independent or eco-friendly way to access water, this solution from Spain might have the answer.

All’s Swale That Ends Swale

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We’re big fans of swales, and our consulting team often recommends them to people who are starting their homestead or resilient land transition.

Making it rain: how trees talk to the clouds

According to SciShow, “trees produce monoterpenes, using carbon dioxide that they collect from the atmosphere during photosynthesis.” Trees are able to store certain types of these monoterpenes, which researchers believe the trees release into the atmosphere in times of dryness or drought to help stimulate cloud creation: