California Floristic Province
The California Floristic Province grantmaking, primarily in Northern California, focuses on the protection of salmon, land, wildlife corridors as well as the restoration of rivers.
BeeOdiversity Works with Bee Colonies to Study Environmental Quality & Biodiversity
You’ve heard we have to save the bees, but can bees help us save the planet? That’s the mission of BeeOdiversity, a company that is using bees to track environmental quality and biodiversity in precise detail over large areas. So how does it work?
A colony of bees can collect pollen samples from 4 billion different plants, covering an area up to 700 hectares, in just one year. That’s a lot of data! And it allows BeeOdiversity to cost effectively gather really useful information.
Like living drones, bees will examine the state of the environment. Meet BeeOdiversity
Bank BNP Paribas, together with the Pszczoła Foundation and the BeeOdiversity company, implements the BeeOmonitoring project consisting in local monitoring of biodiversity and environmental pollution in agricultural and industrial areas with the use of bees. The details of the project and the role of bees in enhancing biodiversity are discussed by Dr. Bach Kim Nguyen, founder of BeeOdiversity, Bożena Wola, president of the Pszczoła Foundation, and Katarzyna Wielgosz, director of the Agronomist portal BNP Paribas Bank Polska.
Assisted by AI, a workforce of bees tracks pollution and boosts biodiversity
When Karl Wenner looks at his farm on Upper Klamath Lake in the mountains of southern Oregon, he sees a landscape in transition.
He and his partners converted part of their fields of barley into wetlands along the shore of the lake to filter runoff and protect the quality of the water that eventually flows back into the Klamath River, which empties into the Pacific on California’s coast. The project is part of a larger effort to clean up the river, remove dams and bring back salmon.
Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West
A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated that they have been cut off from their main water source.