Some honey producers have a bad reputation for welfare standards - but many beekeepers are doing things very differently. The Barro Vermelho community in Brazil is using beekeeping to help regenerate the natural world, increase bee populations, and simultaneously create a better life for people. Eusebio De Carvalho told his story to The Lush Times writer KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS
Frankincense is harvested from Boswellia carterii trees and provides vital income for Somaliland. But over-harvesting is threatening the future of the crop. Now a new test is being developed so that responsible buyers can tell whether the frankincense they sources is from sustainable forest. KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS of The Lush Times reports
The number of people using smartphones has exploded - 95 percent of Americans own a mobile phone. But when technology grows quickly, the ethics can get left behind with human rights abuses and environmental damage. So how are we going to get to another, more ethical future? Lush Times reporter KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS investigates
The Canadian government has given the go ahead for an oil pipeline extension which would run through 518 km of Secwepemc Territory. But its people, the so-called 'Tiny House Warriors', are fighting back, one small dwelling at a time. KATIE DANCY-DOWNS went to visit them
Leading raptor conservationist Dr Ruth Tingay took to the stage at the Lush Summit 2018 to talk about Fred, a young satellite-tagged golden eagle who has recently disappeared from the Pentland Hills in Scotland under mysterious circumstances. Dr Tingay sat down with KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS of the Lush Times after her talk, to tell her about Fred, and what needs to happen next to put an end to the illegal killing of birds like him
Indigenous communities are dedicating themselves to protecting the land, ecosystems, and traditional cultures with thousands of years of history. In Canada, Lush Spring Prize 2017 winner Indigenous Climate Action is supporting some of those communities. Lush Times writer KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS visits Indigenous Climate Action to find out more.
Displaced from their ancestral land, the Batwa people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have faced years of instability. A new eco-village offers hope to the community, but fulfilling basic needs while still respecting cultural identities is a delicate balance. KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS reports