Indiana forestry officials conduct a prescribed burn as part of forest management: Image: Indiana DNR

Clearing the path for new forests

The Great Lakes region is involved in a national effort to clear trees to allow for new growth. The reforesting effort is key to maintaining wildlife and healthy forests.

Crunchy Critter Farms in Akron, Ohio will offer online sales of live crickets starting in November. Image: James Williams

Can tiny livestock solve big hunger?

Eating insects is well-established in Africa, Asia and Australia. But entrepreneurs, including those in the Great Lakes region, are gearing up for its expansion in North America. The protein source could be key to feeding a rising global population if it becomes as acceptable as eating sushi.