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BURTON MAN AWARDED CONSERVATION AWARD

Pictured (LR) Tony Franklin, Clamens Tiemann, Ben Garcia, Jerry Lee Schultz, Ray Thaler and Ronnie Schulte A Burton rancher was honored for outstanding contributions to the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Program. Jerry Lee Schultz was honored as a Zone 3 Conservation Breeder at a recent awards banquet at Refugio. Washington Soil and Water Conservation […]

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Provide some TLC for hot plants

Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider, master gardeners May 22, 2022 Provide a cover for these plants to help them in hot weather master gardeners Well, it looks like it will be a “scorcher of a summer”. Most gardeners said some of their vegetables were just starting to sprout. Here are some tips to help them, […]

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The five Otter Tail County commissioners are running for re-election; state and county filing closes May 31 – Perham Focus

PERHAM — All five county commissioner districts in Otter Tail County will be on the ballot in November, and the five incumbent commissioners have sought re-election to defend their seats from May 19, according to the Secretary of State’s website of Minnesota. With more than 5% change to each of the Otter Tail County Commissioners’ […]

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State Awards $587,000 for Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District Habitat and Water Quality Projects

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon Watershed Improvement Council has awarded $587,919 to the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District for two projects to improve water quality. water and restore fish and wildlife habitat in two parts of the Deschutes River watershed. OWEB has awarded $121,007 to help the Conservation District and its partners […]

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Gardeners share their top tips

Clay soil is found in many American gardens, but it is not a hospitable home for all plants. If you’re getting your garden ready for summer or want to grow flowers or vegetables, you might struggle. There are, however, ways to make it a friendlier environment for beautiful flowers or tasty produce. Below, two experienced […]

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Midcoast Conservancy Offers Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Instructor Training

Calling all hemlock lovers! These majestic trees need help to protect themselves from a plague by learning to identify and monitor an invasive non-native insect that threatens their health: the hemlock woolly aphid. This tiny sap-sucker can cause mortality in as little as 4 to 15 years and is spreading throughout the Midcoast region. Midcoast […]

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FSA agricultural loans available | News, Sports, Jobs

According to staff reports MIFFLINTOWN — The Federal Agricultural Services Agency has funding set aside specifically for use by targeted underserved groups and beginning farmers, designed to help farmers buy and operate family farms, Robert E Zeigler Jr. of the USDA’s FSA office which covers Mifflin, Juniata, Perryt and Dauphin counties, the growers […]

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Bare Roots Farm in Chesterfield breeds ‘useful organic plants’

Every spring, like clockwork, the eastern bluebirds magically return to the nesting boxes along the valley fields. These sightings and other signs of the changing seasons bring many local gardeners out of their winter burrows with visions of prolific flowerbeds or fresh, fragrant produce. Given the variability in weather, soil, and growing conditions in our […]

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Start your garden off right with healthy transplants – Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Sarah Browning, extension educator Transplants are the way to go with tomatoes, peppers and dozens of other vegetables, as well as many common annual flowers in Nebraska gardens. Transplants give long-season crops a head start before they are put into the garden and a chance to produce before the fall frost. Annual flowers grown from […]

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NOTICE OF MEETING: The National Soil Conservation Committee will meet on May 19

May 3, 2022 ANNAPOLIS, MD – The State Soil Conservation Committee will meet Thursday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. via teleconference. A limited number of places are available for those wishing to attend in person. The meeting is open to the public and will focus on soil conservation and water quality […]

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Get your soil tested and ready for spring planting

Apply fertilizer to the flower beds if necessary. Most gardens in the Chicago area have soil with adequate levels of phosphorus, so choose a fertilizer with little or no phosphorus. The higher the percentage of nitrogen in the fertilizer you buy, the less you need to apply to your garden, so follow the instructions on […]

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New technology seeks to destroy toxic ‘eternal chemicals’ in drinking water

Grand Rapids, Michigan — Researchers estimate that more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states may have cancer-causing carcinogens in their drinking water. Toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, called PFAS, are virtually indestructible, but a new technology aims to change that. Sandy Wynn-Stelt discovered too late that her Michigan home was across from an […]

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Climate change is weakening New Hampshire’s waterways

Climate change is weakening New Hampshire’s waterways Updated: 6:30 PM EDT April 24, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript New Hampshire has about 1,000 lakes and ponds and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, but global warming is starting to threaten some of them and that could mean big changes in how we interact with […]

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Mountaintop to Honor Earth Day | Greene County

TANNERSVILLE – The Mountaintop Library in Tannersville is hosting its annual Earth Day event this weekend. The celebration is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Town of Hunter and the Library have partnered with Mountaintop Progressives to invite the public to the Earth Day event. It is a festive event, but also an […]

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California Product Stewardship Council’s Doug Kobold explains how products can be disposed of properly without harming the environment • Sacramento News & Review

What do unused drugs, batteries, cell phones, paint and motor oil have in common? On the one hand, if thrown in the wrong place, they cause serious harm to humans, animals, soil and water. This is where the California Product Stewardship Council comes in, as it works to (ideally) push manufacturers to pay what are […]

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Indiana University researchers study the link between agricultural management, soil microbes and drought resilience

Indiana University researchers are studying how microbes can make plants resistant to drought to help farmers make the right management decisions. “Microbes play an important role in the life of plants and animals, both positively and negatively,” explained Lana Bolin, Ph.D. candidate for the biology department at IU. “On the one hand, microbes can be […]

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Commissioners hope to strengthen Penney Nature Center | Local News

In an effort to prepare the Penney Nature Center for public view and educational opportunities this year, Defiance County Commissioners led a spring cleaning of the natural area Friday morning. But that’s just the start of additional improvement efforts at the 78-acre nature area between Ashpacher Road and Ohio 15 in Noble Township, which is […]

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The real reason for so much hunger in the world is probably not what you think

Almost one in three people in the world did not have access to enough food in 2020. This represents an increase of almost 320 million people in one year and the situation is expected to worsen with rising food prices food and war trapping wheat, barley and corn in Ukraine. and Russia. Floods, fires and […]

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Drainage problems still plague Forestville Central School | News, Sports, Jobs

WATCH Photo by Anthony Dolce Pictured are members of the Forestville School Board. FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Central School District continues to make progress in addressing drainage issues related to its sports fields. At last week’s meeting, the board welcomed David Spann of Chautauqua County Soil and Water, who agreed the […]

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Is dogwood the best flowering tree?

Dogwoods are universally popular, and it’s no wonder. At this time of year, they put on a spectacular show, their brilliant white flowers lighting up the springtime landscape, but they can be tricky to grow successfully. The thing is, truly beautiful and healthy dogwood trees in home landscapes are actually quite rare. Dogwood trees […]

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Here are the four people embarking on SpaceX’s first ISS space tourism mission

By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) – SpaceX returns to the launch pad, this time to put a group of four private citizens into orbit for a one-of-a-kind trip to the International Space Station. The trip was organized by Axiom Space, a private startup that books rides with SpaceX and coordinates flights to the ISS […]

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‘Water’s Cool’: Charlottetown area leaders learn from water conservation program for Grade 5 students

Some city workers and politicians in the Charlottetown area went back to school last week – at Water’s Cool School. The Water Conservation Program for Grade 5 students was originally created by City of Stratford staff in 2011. The program expanded to include Charlottetown students in 2019, and to date over 3,000 students have participated. […]

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The Treasure Valley Pollinator Project helps native pollinators

CALDWELL, Idaho — As the spring weather warms up, many Idahoans are planning summer gardens in their backyards. A local partnership in Treasure Valley hopes residents will prioritize plants for native pollinators. This is the second year of the Treasure Valley Pollinator project, which aims to get 64,000 plants into the ground that will benefit […]

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Turning the soil in winter will thwart tomato hornworms

Q. Last summer my tomatoes developed hornworms and I hand picked them to help the plants thrive. Unfortunately, I have to use the same beds this year for tomatoes. Is there a better way to treat the soil before planting to prevent new hornworms from invading again this year? – ME, Los Ranchos A. My […]

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Using technology meant for space, Martian vertical-platform farms discover the key to growing plants 10 times faster: age-old opera music

Company chief scientist Matthew Mickens says data can be adapted for home gardeners TORONTO, April 01, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Could it be that simple? Martian Farms, a vertical farming platform with a new location in Orange, NJ, is using opera music to grow its crops 10 times faster than traditional farming methods. The company’s chief scientist, Matthew […]

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Volunteers bring native plants to Englewood Park

Since 2017, Northeast Neighbors and volunteer groups have worked to transform the park by creating a pollinator garden to attract native bees. A recent task force focused on removing invasive growth and replacing it with native species. Volunteers examine a divot during a work shift in Englewood Park on Saturday, March 26, 2022 (Gerald Patrickson/Special […]

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LETTER: Conservation methods benefit future generations | Letters

In honor of Agriculture Week, I wanted to share our personal story to show how Iowans on small farms and acreage can do their part to improve water quality and sustainability. My wife and I raise four children, a handful of miniature Herefords, chickens and ducks on our eight acres in Sac County. We also […]

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Authorities Approve Water Quality Project in Mark Township | Local News

Three entities working to improve water quality and a farmer west of Defiance have signed an agreement for an experimental water quality project in Mark Township, Defiance County. The contract was signed this week by the County Soil and Water Conservation Office, the City of Defiance and the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) with owners Mike […]

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Apothecary Brothers to Plant 42,000 Trees with Trees for the Future in Honor of 4/20

PORTLAND, Oregon., March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Local CBD Manufacturer The Apothecary Brothers shows a new way to “go green” for 4/20 this year by supporting Trees for the Future (TREES) and their plans to plant millions of trees for Earth Day. The brothers have worked with TREES in the past, planting almost 100,000 trees […]

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Fairfield moves forward with water expansion project as PFAS testing expands statewide

Penny Higgins and her husband Lawrence are shown in December with their chickens at Penny’s Alpaca Farm Store in Fairfield. The chickens are locked in a coop, they are no longer allowed to roam freely since the eggs tested positive for ‘chemicals forever’. Fairfield is considering a $48 million expansion of the public water supply […]

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D’Augusta – Take Action Against PFAS, Chemicals Forever

In Maine, we discover an invisible substance that threatens our land, our food and our water. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, are water and oil resistant chemicals that contaminate soil and water. Typically, these chemicals coat adhesives, cooking surfaces, electrical wire insulation, fire-fighting foam, and furniture. However, once these items are discarded […]

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Feeding the world without costing the earth | News

Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield are hosting national discussions on the sustainability of global food systems today (Monday 14 March 2022) at the Royal Society in London. University of Sheffield celebrates ‘healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people’ at Royal Society of the Institute for Sustainable Food event The […]

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Sustainable Agriculture History Project now available as a podcast

Interviews focused on the history of sustainable agriculture have been turned into a limited series of podcasts, “Sustainable Agriculture Policy with Ron Kroese”. The interviews are part of an oral history archive documenting the development and evolution of public policy to advance sustainable and organic agriculture since the 1970s. Over 40 women and men featured […]

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The secret is in the ground: sand, silt, clay and the percentage game | Millennium

Do you dream of gardening? Me too! This year I’m staying on top of everything from weeds, fungicides, insect control, transplanting and harvesting – that’s the plan anyway. Starting your garden with healthy soil is the basis for a successful outcome. Soil composition varies from garden to garden, but all soils contain a mixture of […]

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Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Plans Groundwater Awareness Events

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District invites the public to celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12, to increase awareness and protection of this vital resource on which 98% of residents of Geauga County count. National Groundwater Awareness Week serves as a helpful annual reminder to maintain wells and test and protect water and […]

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Lyon Co. Offers Support for Cottonwood Lake Cleanup Efforts | News, Sports, Jobs

MARSHALL – Water quality has become a big green issue for Cottonwood Lake, City of Cottonwood staff said. Algal blooms have affected recreation on the lake and closed the town beach in recent years. Community members want to clean up the lake, but they will need funding to help investigate possible solutions. On […]

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Local people hold the key to protecting Southeast Asia’s forests

“To engage communities in nature conservation, there are two options needed: increased awareness and enforcement of regulations, or community agreement on nature stewardship. Village resource management agreements are an appropriate tool to ensure their participation,” says Bone Haryanto, chairman of the Mbeliling community forum. The effects of these agreements are already being felt. On the […]

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Half a century of cultivation of soil and spirit, Alice’s Garden Urban Farm celebrates its jubilee | WUWM 89.7 FM

This year marks 50 years of urban cultivation and agriculture for Alice’s Garden Urban Farm in Milwaukee. The jubilee celebration will include a number of community programs as well as a logo design contest which is already underway. “Our committee just thought it would be great to have a logo contest to invite the community […]

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Russia-Ukraine live updates: Russian troops press into Kharkiv | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

Ukraine says Russian troops entered its second-largest city of Kharkiv and fighting is under way in the streets. Missiles hit an oil facility in Vasylkiv near Kyiv. People in Kyiv seek shelter as Russian troops advance. UNOCHA reports 240 civilian casualties since Russia’s invasion started. The West announces more sanctions on Russia, including cutting some […]

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A Mexican court is asked to rule on behalf of indigenous Mayan youth in a constitutional challenge to the massive exploitation of factory pigs in the Yucatán Peninsula

MEXICO, Mexico– Conservation groups, scientists, doctors and public health experts today filed a legal case supporting constitutional claims raised by Mayan children who oppose the approval and operation of a huge industrial pig farm on ecologically sensitive and culturally significant land in the Yucatán Peninsula. Friend of the Court (amicus curiae) The brief filed today […]

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New partnership helps underserved farmers go organic

Three organizations recently came together to extend technical resources, financial assistance and direct market access to historically underserved California farmers — especially Latinx and other farmers of color — in agricultural regions, including central of California, while increasing the amount of agricultural land in the state used to grow organic produce. . Daily harvest, American […]

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The public is invited to a recreation planning meeting on March 5 at Little Otter Creek Reservoir

Visitors can provide feedback on what outdoor recreation they would like to see offered at Little Otter Creek Reservoir at a recreation planning event to be held at the Polo Community Center on March 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. . The event will include exhibits, exhibits and interactive games, models and activities. […]

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Maine Voices: National standards for PFAS in foods are desperately needed

News of PFAS “chemicals forever” contamination in Maine has been in the news recently. The impact of the spread of PFAS-containing sludge on Maine farmland emerged as a local food security threat in 2019 when contamination shut down a dairy farm in Arundel. Since then, ongoing research has revealed the pervasive nature of PFAS in […]

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In part of Europe, the soil is rapidly degrading. This is a warning to all of us

In the Mediterranean region, soils are degrading and land turning into desert faster than anywhere else in the European Union, according to a new analysis. Experts warn that the combined effects of unsustainable land practices and climate change have depleted a finite resource to a critical point. A recent publication by a European Commission on […]

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Our Owasco: Local Soil Health Workshops Build Resilience | Lifestyles

Our special Owasco for the citizen Last year, farmers experienced one of the wettest fall seasons on record in the region. “The rain is falling harder, faster and all at once,” said Sam Rose, a cattle rancher in Groton. With increasingly unpredictable and intense weather events, it is more important than ever to build the […]

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Select Board promotes indoor shooting range on city property near airport

(February 16, 2022) The Select Board was unanimous in its preference for an indoor firing range on the nine-acre Shadbush Road property east of Nantucket Memorial Airport, where the city was caught in the middle of a dispute over two decades between the Nantucket Hunting Association and its neighbors. potential lead contamination of the range […]

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Research Shows Importance of Good Soil Moisture for Wild Blueberries – UMaine News

Orono, Maine – Wild blueberries are one of Maine’s most iconic and important native cash crops. New research shows that to help wild blueberries thrive in all kinds of conditions, proper soil moisture management is even more essential than previously thought, especially over the long term. According to a UMaine study conducted in conjunction with […]

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Particle size analysis of cosmetics

Most of the time, cosmetic products come in the form of powders or emulsions made up of a mixture of liquids and powders. As the cosmetics industry uses particles to make makeup, lipsticks, moisturizers and many other products, particle size analysis is important. Image Credit: paulynn/Shutterstock.com Particle Size Analysis: The Basics Particle size analysis, an […]

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Odisha uses LiDAR technology for water and soil conservation works in forests – The New Indian Express

Express press service BHUBANESWAR: The state government, for the first time, is using 3D scanning technology – light detection and ranging (LiDAR) – to implement soil and water conservation projects in forest areas . The initiative aims to improve forage and water in forests, thereby reducing human-animal conflict and increasing groundwater recharge. Laser scanning technology […]

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Firefighting Chemical Found in Baby Seals and Fur Seals

A chemical that the New South Wales government recently partially banned in firefighting has been found in endangered Australian fur seal pups and Australian fur seals. The discovery represents another blow to the survival of Australian sea lions. Hookworm and tuberculosis are already threatening their small, dwindling population, which has fallen by more than 60% […]

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Biofertilizers market size is worth $4,744.43 million, globally, by 2028 at a CAGR of 12.3%

The Biofertilizers Market size was valued at USD 1,996.13 Million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 4,744.43 Million by 2028. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.3% from 2021 to 2028. New York, 10 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The latest research study on “Biofertilizers market Forecast to 2028 – […]

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The departmental commission approves the 2022 budget

Nodaway County Commissioners approved projected revenues and expenses for 2022 during their budget hearing on Jan. 27. The past two years have brought millions into county coffers with federal funds from the CARES Act, $2.59 million, and more recently, from the US Bailout Act, $4.290 million, which are also a basic transfer to other entities […]

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Auburn, HudsonAlpha Researcher Receives Fellowship to Accelerate Hop Breeding Programs

Body of the article The beer industry has grown steadily in the United States over the past decade, thanks in large part to the growing popularity of craft breweries. This growth is expected to continue with an estimated market value of $146 billion by 2025. To meet growing demand from beer lovers, breweries need a […]

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Court of the month | San Marcos record

Last year’s February yard was printed just before the severe freeze as San Marcos residents struggled with power outages and water issues, and again in 2022 the Spring Lake Garden Club’s court of the month avoided a devastating freeze. At the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Wilson Street, Amy and John Thomaides’ home […]

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Ann Wright: Fruit Trees – It’s Bare Root Time

This hot, dry weather has provided some very nice days outdoors, and it’s a great time to add fruit trees to the garden. Local nurseries appear to be well stocked with fruit and nut trees as well as berries. Despite our very dry January, the big storm in December brought good moisture to the ground, […]

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Help ‘natural climate solutions’ with higher USDA stewardship spending, report says

Congress should dramatically increase — up to doubling — funding for USDA stewardship programs that encourage climate change mitigation and help farmers make money through climate-smart practices, a Washington think tank said Wednesday. At the same time, the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee warned against commandeering USDA soil and water conservation programs to […]

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Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors | News, Sports, Jobs

HANCOCK – The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) is seeking candidates to run for its board of directors. On Saturday morning, the board met for a special meeting following the resignation of former member Lydia Lytle. Lytle, who served on the board for nearly two years, submitted a letter of resignation last week. […]

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Federal judge upholds $48 million award to Pomona in water pollution case – Daily Bulletin

A federal court judge last week dismissed an appeal from a foreign company found responsible for contaminating groundwater in the city of Pomona with a toxic chemical in a September 2021 jury decision. On January 27, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner denied a request for a new trial brought by the defendant, […]

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Clean Water Budget – – The Adirondack Almanac

Sunday, January 30, 2022 Clean water balance Governor Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal unveiled last week included major investments in clean water and an outline of how she envisioned the state spending a $4 billion environmental bond bill that will will be submitted for voter approval in November. The proposal included $500 million for drinking water […]

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Master Gardener: Trees and Plants Need Water in Winter | Home & Garden

Dead bulbs of a Linnaeus Teaching Garden camellia plant remain after a fluctuating winter season. Some plants may sprout new shoots on warm winter days. Fescue is active and should receive about 1 inch of water every two weeks during the winter. Mulch helps keep the roots of your plants and shrubs warm and also […]

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Doctors, anthropologists and marine biologists start with the soil as they launch a program to tackle nature’s impact on human health

Connecting human health to the environment, a growing team of scientists are working together to improve the impact of microbiomes in a new, multi-faceted endeavor called the USF Metropolitan Food Project (MFP). The objective of the project is to study the impact of environmental changes on food nutrition and therefore on human health and the […]

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Poultry farmers urged to prepare for bird flu

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is urging poultry farmers to remain vigilant and practice enhanced biosecurity on their farms after the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the wild birds of the Carolinas. During this time of year, migrating waterfowl that pass through Maryland are at […]

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varthur: Loot of lake land

By Garima Prasher When the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has begun restoration work on the Lake Varthur last year he faced a Herculean task to get rid of tons of accumulated silt. However, the BDA had a eureka moment: using silt as manure in the vicinity farming lands. Today, villagers around the lake reap the […]

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Farm, Garden and Outdoor Calendar Released January 22, 2022 – West Central Tribune

Get ready for lambing and farrowing season: January 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., online; Kyle Rozeboom, an instructor with the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota, will provide guidance on lambing and kidding of small ruminants, early rations, and overall lamb and kid health. Extension educator Emma Severns will present a […]

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How the research project aims to improve the use of phosphate on farms

A research project investigating the role of phosphorus (P) in the UK food system has identified huge inefficiencies in its use, with a total of 138,000 tonnes of P going unused, wasted or lost each year in 2018. One of the three key areas associated with this loss was over-application of phosphorus, which results in […]

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Johnson City could spend $200,000 to fix neighborhood water problem

Johnson City Village Council has approved emergency work to replace an outdated water main. Trustees voted Tuesday night to authorize the expenditure of $200,000 of village water to fix a lingering problem in a North Side neighborhood. Johnson City Utilities Manager Joshua Holland said sediment has accumulated over the years on a section of water […]

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Kammerer concerned about water pollution in Ellsworth – Dakota Free Press

My friend Marvin Kammerer from Meade Count has a few questions about the Superfund site known as Ellsworth Air Force Base. Specifically, he wants to know about the base and Ellsworth Development Authority’s plan to provide free water to nearby residents whose wells have been contaminated by the military. Mr. Kammerer says he sent those […]

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Sups nominate Jeffrey G. Reeves to fill Robinson seat – Reuters

By PATRICK FORD [email protected] The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors appointed Jeffrey G. Reeves to complete the remainder of Charles Bopp’s term after his retirement. Reeves will serve as the Robinson District Supervisor until a special election is held on November 8, 2022. The move came after the January 4 organizational meeting continued on January […]

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Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District seeks Christmas trees to reuse as wildlife habitat | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo provided – This is the drop-off point behind the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District, where the organization is accepting real Christmas trees until January 21. The Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District strives to reuse residents’ real Christmas trees. Residents who are unsure of what to do with their Christmas tree now that […]

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Scientists suck DNA from zoo animals out of the air

The researchers were able to detect the DNA of elephants at the Copenhagen Zoo simply by sampling the air nearby. IDA MARIE ODGAARD ​​/ Ritzau Scanpix / AFP via Getty Ima A key part of protecting endangered species is figuring out where they live. Now, researchers say they’ve found a powerful new tool that may […]

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Garden plots: After the snowstorm | News

The Oregon State University – Columbia County Extension Service can be reached by calling 503-397-3462. Metro Creative Connection The snow last week really shook the trees. It’s scary to think of what would have happened if the wind had hit when the trees were covered in all that semi-frozen snow. Small overturned trees (less than […]

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The march of salt and plastic on the world’s soils – Global issues

by Baher Kamal (Madrid) Thursday 06 January 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, January 06 (IPS) – There are more underreported consequences of human activities that do not keep pace with Mother Nature. This is the case, among many others, with the increasing salinization and “plasticization” of the world’s soils. In fact, it is currently estimated […]

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Ruud named Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Legislator of the Year

For her efforts to support soil and water conservation districts in the Legislature, the Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Minnesota recognized State Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, as 2021 MASWCD Lawmaker of the Year. Ruud received the award at the 85th MASWCD Annual Meeting in Bloomington. MASWCD annually honors a legislator who […]

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Research to explore the treatment and reuse of water using biochar

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) recently received funding to start a research project to create new sustainable uses for non-traditional water sources. The CSU team received a $ 1.9 million grant from the National Alliance for Water Innovation of the United States Department of Energy, a multi-institutional network of scientists focused on treatment technologies […]

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Wilbur E. Pflum | Obituary

TUSCOLA – Wilbur Eugene Pflum, 90, a longtime Tuscola resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Tuscola Health Care Center. Visitations will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola. A Christian burial mass will follow […]

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Global Site Remediation Consulting Services Market Report 2022

The main players in the site remediation consulting services market are Tetra Tech Inc., Environmental Resources Management, AECOM, CH2M Hill, Arcadis, Clean Harbors and Veolia Environmental Services. New York, December 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the report “Site Remediation Consulting Services Global Market Report 2022” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06193720/?utm_source=GNW The global site […]

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Contamination of the environment with antibiotics from use in livestock is a global problem – review

Common antibiotics used in veterinary medicine are excreted and can eventually contaminate water and soil. Provided by Frohe Weihnachten Environmental contamination by antibiotics, fueled by industrial-scale use in animal production in some countries, is a global problem that must be addressed, according to the authors of a recently published review. The global challenge is to […]

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Why condos shouldn’t be built on the AstraZeneca site in Richmond

Regarding “Sea level poses threat to toxic sites” (Bay Area, December 7): As the article makes clear, impending sea level rise threatens the health and well-being of people. Bay Area communities. Projecting these threats involves uncertainties and likely underestimates the risks, as research, including our ‘Toxic Tides’ report, focuses on surface flooding and does not […]

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Minnesota’s cleaned lakes and rivers show a way forward

LeMay Lake was doomed. Harmful levels of nutrients have leaked into the small, shallow lake for decades, swept away by stormwater draining from highways, homes, and sidewalks built over the past century. In 2014, to everyone’s surprise, nutrient pollution forced the state to add LeMay in the town of Eagan to its dastardly list of […]

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Scientists find water in the Grand Canyon of Mars

This is the massive Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars as seen by ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter. It is approximately 10 times longer and 5 times deeper than our terrestrial Grand Canyon. The European-Russian orbiter Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has found traces of water at the bottom of Valles Marineris. The water in the Grand […]

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Batteries from old Gaza batteries pose health and environmental risk

THE CITY OF GAZA – Virtually every household in the Gaza Strip depends on batteries to run their homes, following years of chronic power outages. These batteries, powering everything from lights to Internet routers to solar panels, have helped alleviate a crisis. But they cause another as huge mounds of old and used batteries pile […]

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University unveils catalog of microbial genes

[Photo/IC] A team from Fudan University in Shanghai launched the world’s most comprehensive catalog of microbial genes – a database of 303 million unigens that will help researchers better understand the relationship between microorganisms and health human. A unigen is a DNA sequence representative of gene sequences that originate from the same microbial species. A […]

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Regenerative agriculture pays off | News, Sports, Jobs

Lapa’au Farm owner Michael Marchand harvests produce from his Olinda farm. – HAWAII FARMERS UNION UNITED photo Running diverse and regenerative farms takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but local farmers and ranchers find contributing to Maui’s future sustainable food systems and building a healthy, collaborative community makes any challenge worthwhile. During the […]

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Soil health, micronutrients and macronutrients. (Part 2) – Ohio Ag Net

By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field Leader, An Ohio Soybean Council and Soybean Control Project. Macronutrients can impact micronutrients. Carbon is a key macronutrient. “Carbon is probably the most limiting element in our soils,” Hoorman said. “It takes 100 pounds of carbon every day to produce a corn crop of 200 bushels per acre. This […]

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WACF Achieves Distinguished National Water Quality Designation

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 6:52 PM SYRACUSE – The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) announced that the landmark Wawasee Inlets (WINS) Nutrient Study has helped achieve National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) designation for the Wawasee Inlets Watershed. Wawasee, making it a priority watershed for additional federal funding. This USDA’s first program focuses on partnerships between […]

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Evacuation orders in place in Inland Empire neighborhoods – NBC Los Angeles

Evacuation orders were in place Tuesday morning for several places in the Inland Empire, where heavy rains were expected to fall on several scars from burns from forest fires, creating a risk of debris flows and mudslides. As the wind began to pick up and the rain began to shift, the San Bernardino County Fire […]

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Soil conservation motivates Maryland winner Leopold

Persistence Creek Farm in Faulkner, Md., Was chosen as the first recipient of the Maryland Leopold Conservation Award. Kevin and Lauren Warring’s Farm is a grain, seafood and lumber business in Charles County. They received the $ 10,000 award at the recent Maryland Farm Bureau annual convention in Cambridge. Awarded in honor of renowned conservationist […]

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Hamilton government plans to buy Chem-Dyne Superfund site

HAMILTON, Ohio – Hamilton officials are considering purchasing parts of the former Chem-Dyne Superfund site, an area of ​​land so notorious for pollution that it made national headlines and was a notable case for the cleaning the environment. Besides pollution, this also worried the townspeople in the 1970s, as fires were occurring there. Chem-Dyne was […]

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Heitman appointed agronomy researcher 2021 | Crop and Soil Sciences

Josh Heitman, professor of soil physics and hydrology at NC State Crop and Soil Sciences, was named American Society of Agronomy Fellow in 2021. The awards are presented to members of the Society to recognize outstanding contributions to agricultural science through education, service and research. Deanna Osmond, State Professor of Soil Fertility and Watershed Management, […]

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This kitchen appliance will efficiently turn all your food waste into nutrient-rich soil fertilizer

In a way, the Reencle is the most ideal example of a circular economy… because you are technically using food to produce more food. Designed to efficiently compost and break down food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer, the Reencle is a compact, quiet and odorless kitchen appliance that uses your food waste to good effect; although […]

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A new faculty of chemical engineering to explore sustainable fuels and pollution control

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Two new faculty members will join the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering. Gina Noh and Ezra Clark will begin in their new roles on January 1, 2022. Noh is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in Switzerland. At Penn State, Noh will focus […]

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The electoral file for the 2022 elections will open on Monday | Govt. and politics

Nominations for the 2022 election open Monday at noon with seats at the federal, state and local levels up for grabs. Between Monday and noon on December 17, candidates will be able to put their name on the ballot in races ranging from the United States Senate to the sheriff and the Catawba County district […]

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Climate-smart soil based on science and technology, water management project to be implemented in Maguindanao – Manila newsletter

New / national / Climate-smart soil based on science and technology, water management project to be implemented in Maguindanao Climate-smart soil based on science and technology, water management project to be implemented in Maguindanao The Philippine Council for Agricultural, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) and […]

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Community Supported Agriculture at Good Rain Farm in Gresham

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Getting fresh food near your home is more popular these days thanks to a subscription program called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). A local farmer who participates in the CSA program, Michelle Week of Good Rain Farm in Gresham, showed KOIN 6 News how CSAs are also connecting more people to neighboring […]

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St. George City Council approves zone change and hillside development permit for hotel on Blackridge Drive – St George News

ST. GEORGE – At first glance, the land at the northwest corner of Blackridge Drive and 250 West in St. George doesn’t look like much. The red floor is strewn with boulders and abandoned sofas, recliners and an oven, among other trash. The land at the northwest corner of Blackridge Drive and 250 West, St. […]

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Vast global underground fungal networks to be mapped for the first time | Mushrooms

Vast networks of underground fungi – the “planet’s circulatory system” – need to be mapped for the first time, in an attempt to protect them from damage and improve their ability to absorb and store carbon dioxide. Fungi use carbon to build networks in the soil, which connect to plant roots and act as nutrient […]

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Microplastics aren’t just an ocean problem – they’re in our soils too

Microplastics aren’t always that easy to see. Photo: Chayanuphol / Shutterstock One of Covid-19’s environmental legacies may well be large amounts of plastic pollution. Since the start of the pandemic, scientists have warned of the long-term threat of throwing face masks and other PPE into the environment. These large plastic objects break down into microplastics, […]

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Field to Fork Binadu hunt winners rewarded | Guam News

The winners of the “Field to Fork – Binadu” hunt were named at an award ceremony held at the Mangilao Community Center on Saturday. “This is one of the many projects that your Ministry of Agriculture will propose to improve the food security of our island. With the tremendous support our Governor and Lieutenant Governor […]

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Buenos Aires Hours | Breeding in search of a more sustainable horizon

In the era of the climate crisis and with a growing share of international markets in search of a guaranteed and verifiable sustainable feed, Argentinian livestock is seeking to improve its levels of productivity and traceability in order to reduce its environmental impact. The national livestock sector contributes 20.7 percent of Argentina’s total greenhouse gas […]

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Obituary by Carl Bouchard (1941 – 2021) – Milford, DE

Carl Edward Bouchard joined the angels on Wednesday November 17th. Born March 19, 1941 in Fort Kent, Maine, only son of Gilman Leonide Bouchard and Elizabeth (Isabel) Caron.He was educated at Fort Kent Schools and graduated from Fort Kent High School in 1957, then University of Maine at Orono with a BS in Agricultural Engineering. […]

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From court to vineyard: CJ McCollum talks about wine

You probably already know basketball star CJ McCollum. Drafted in 2013 for the Portland Trail Blazers, he has become a league leader, both on and off the field. Not only is he averaging over 20 points per game for the Blazers, but last year McCollum was elected president of the National Basketball Players Association, tasked […]

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2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Amendment Approved

Live shores are accepted as a natural alternative to prevent erosion along the shores of estuaries. Photo: UNC The 2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan amendment has been approved and new official state recommendations to improve water quality and habitat can now be implemented. In unanimous decisions, the Coastal Resources Commission voted on November 10, the […]

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Sustainable Solano helps build food forests in Vacaville construction sites – The Vacaville Reporter

Faced with growing problems like inflation and drought, many are thinking about ways to save money on produce and conserve water. One concept to ameliorate these problems is the growing trend of food forests. Food forests are a low-maintenance form of gardening that relies less on watering and more on plants that depend on each […]

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Plant care with Anthurium: water, soil, temperature

The bright, blushing anthurium plant is well known to plant lovers as a flowering houseplant. This tropical plant, native to the Americas, is a staple with its waxy, heart-shaped leaves called spathes, which, despite popular belief, are not flowers at all. Despite its high-maintenance appearance, the anthurium plant can be fairly easy to care for […]

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$ 2 million boost to CDA Lake

The Coeur d’Alene basin could see 11 nutrient reduction measures materialize in 2022 after state approval on Friday. Members of the Coeur d’Alene Lake Advisory Board ended their three-month assignment on Wednesday afternoon to recommend a package of projects aimed at improving the health of the lakeside city’s beloved body of water. A subset of […]

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A new prairie skinning tool for farmers – Austin Daily Herald

Mower SWCD and USDA-NRCS Seek Partners to Enlist Cropland Parts After a heavy rain, Wayne DeWall would see the soil of his cultivated land in Mower County blow away into the springs of the South Branch of the Root River. In recent years, however, that has changed where DeWall has established sections of native vegetation […]

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Unlike the United States, Europe is setting itself ambitious goals to produce more organic food

President Joe Biden called for a whole-of-government response to climate change that seeks solutions and opportunities across all sectors of the US economy. This includes agriculture, which emits over 600 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year, more than the total national emissions of the UK, Australia, France or Italy. Recent polls show […]

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Chemicals found in groundwater by Shamrock Technologies

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) – City of Henderson officials have learned that Shamrock Technologies has reported finding a chemical called PFAS in the soil and groundwater around its facilities and reported it to officials at the facility. state environment. PFAS are a group of chemicals found in items such as food packaging, fabrics and cleaning products. […]

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Conservation Ethics Help Monterey Bay Farmers Thrive During Drought – Silicon Valley

Even as desperately needed rains continue to flood California, farmers in the Central Valley are still in shock to see their water supplies drastically reduced when the drought intensified last spring. Many farmers have been forced to pull up crops that can no longer be irrigated. Some have doubled or tripled their groundwater pumping as […]

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What’s so special about Rogue Creamery’s Oregon Cows, which produce worldwide awards? See for yourself

How blessed are the cows of southern Oregon, who continue to rack up the best cheese prices for the little and mighty Rogue Creamery? Visitors to the riverside organic dairy at Grants Pass can see the royal treatment in action. But beware: fancy foot baths and fitness trackers to delicious snacks and on-demand back scratches […]

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CT Overton Elementary student JaLai Davis names local tributary

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – JaLai Davis, a freshman in Cynthia King’s class at Carroll T Overton Elementary School, won the Name the Stream contest during Rowan Creek Week. A ceremony was held to officially name the creek outside Knox Middle and Overton Elementary Schools, Heroes Creek on Thursday, October 21, 2021. JaLai’s class, her mother, […]

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Public agenda for November 3 | New

Public agenda Editor’s Note: The public agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for government and non-government agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email ([email protected]). Wednesday November 3 Monmouth Historical Commission – 6:00 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 Warren St. […]

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Mayor, stadium, school board: what are the stakes on election day

Local elections will be held Tuesday in communities across the state, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Glenda Dickey and Joe Sabo with the Santa Fe Absentee Ballot Board are shown Monday counting the Absentee, Federal ballots and foreigners at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. (Eddie Moore / Journal) It’s time to decide who will […]

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Grant strengthens the grazing initiative that benefits farmers and the environment

New Grant strengthens the grazing initiative that benefits farmers and the environment November 01, 2021 Lush green pastures dotted with grazing cows are commonplace in Virginia. However, there is more of the strategy behind these grazing cows than most people know, such as the impact on land, water quality, and profitability of the farm. In […]

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In reconciliation, climate-smart agriculture and forestry are the way forward

Our country set an alarming record in 2020: Americans suffered 22 separate billion dollar weather and climate disasters. Even more terrifying: America should beat that record this year! But even though we have stopped emitting any new carbon pollution from today, unfortunately we are still in a very difficult situation. Leading scientists from the Intergovernmental […]