When I first went out to Africa, I learned a lot about the problems faced by chimps but also those faced by people living in poverty. I flew over Gombe National Park [in Tanzania] and, in the 1960s, it was part of the great forests that stretched across Africa. By the late 1980s, Gombe National Park was a tiny, isolated patch of forest, surrounded by completely barren hills. People living on the land were too poor to buy food elsewhere. That’s when it hit me. If we don’t help these people find ways of living without destroying the environment, and help lift them out of poverty, then we can’t hope to save these forests or anything else. So we began a method of community-based conservation, right from the beginning working with the people, not a bunch of arrogant white people going into a poor village and telling them what we were going to do to help. Instead, we were asking them, what will help you most? Now that [program] is in six other African countries. There’s no more bare hills around Gombe. The people have understood. As we gradually increased the things we could do for them, like keeping girls in school with scholarships and providing microcredit opportunities for small
Source: Jane Goodall: If We Don’t Make Peace With Nature, Expect More Deadly Pandemics | HuffPost
This recipe takes a cue from Belyov-style pastila, which is stacked into layers, dried again, and then sliced. But Goldstein recommends simply taking two layers and sandwiching them together with jam.
6 large apples (if you’re outside Russia, Granny Smith makes a good substitution for Antonovka)
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 egg whites
Powdered sugar for dusting Source: The Historic Russian Recipe That Turns Apples Into Marshmallows – Gastro Obscura
Populations in the Peruvian Amazon rely on freshwater fish for a significant portion of their diet. Unfortunately, many of these fish species have suffered significant declines over the last few decades as a result of climate change, land degradation, overfishing and pollution. According to new research, ongoing freshwater biodiversity losses in the region are likely to result in significant nutritional shortages for many indigenous communities.
Source: Freshwater biodiversity losses threaten nutritional health of people in Peruvian Amazon – UPI.com
The registration requirement, which stems from the Muslim ban, is the subject of an ongoing First Amendment challenge filed by the Knight Institute, the Brennan Center, and the law firm Simpson Thacher on behalf of two documentary film organizations, Doc Society and the International Documentary Association. Source: Biden Administration Continues To Defend Social Media Registration Requirement in Court – Slashdot