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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 […]