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Mustard makers get most of their seed from western Canada. Food economist and distribution expert Sylvain Charlebois of Dalhousie University—known to Treehugger readers for his conversations with Katherine Martinko—tells The Star, “The harvest for mustard in Canada wasn’t great last year. So that’s been a challenge.”
Seven women from Botswana in southern Africa are part of a new female ranger program, acquiring that kind of knowledge to protect conservation areas. In the next two years, two dozen local women will be trained to work in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. A similar program will be created for Zimbabwe’s Sapi Reserve.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) was set up by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1974 to ensure the security of oil supplies. It is hardly a hotbed of environmental activist treehugger types. Yet, as it has done more than once, recently, it is proving itself to be a leader. With an energy crisis happening because of Russia's war on Ukraine, energy conservation is back on the table in a way it hasn't been since it was founded.