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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Johnson City Village Council has approved emergency work to replace an outdated water main.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 […]

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Drinking water in Iqaluit: the army arrives in the midst of a water crisis

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT – The Canadian Armed Forces say their members have arrived in the capital of Nunavut to help deal with the city’s water-related emergency. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted on Friday that he had spoken with Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and that the military would be deployed to Iqaluit to coordinate and provide potable […]

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Illegal marijuana cultivation threatens California’s wildlife and water supply | New university

The cultivation of marijuana by illegal growers in California has increased in recent years, with dire consequences as growers steal public resources and abuse the environment. A bust in the Cleveland National Forest in early October 2021 revealed sprawling illicit operations; officers destroyed more than 1,400 marijuana plants, worth approximately $ 4 million. And that […]

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Will Miami’s Deepest Underground Garage Cause Biscayne Bay Problems?

MIAMI – Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell and Miami-Dade County Environmental Resource Management Inspectors are working to ensure the pooling of sediment-rich water on a construction site of Luxury condos in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood aren’t found in Biscayne Bay. On its website, developer OKO Group said the waterfront site at 175 SE 25th Road will […]

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Bumper crop of illegal pots in Oregon pushes call to send National Guard

SALEM, Oregon >> On the same day last week that a southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a surge in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that contained approximately 2 tonnes of processed marijuana and 17,500 potted plants. The raid illustrates that the proliferation of industrial-scale marijuana farms has become so […]

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CARMEN KETRON: “Moms”, the word in the autumn gardens | Agriculture

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO CARMEN KETRON Clemson Extension Everywhere you look at this time of year you will see the basic seasonal flower, the chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemums, affectionately called “mums,” are beautiful flowering plants that dot porches and driveways during the fall months. They come in endless fall colors including oranges, pinks, purples, and whites for the perfect […]

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What happened to the fall color? Chicago peak is still a week or two away | Chicago News

Green trees along the North Branch of the Chicago River, October 14, 2021 (Patty Wetli / WTTW News) It’s the season for spectacular fall foliage, but someone forgot to tell Chicago Trees. Here we are in mid-October, and green is still the dominant color. Which give? Between a prolonged summer drought and persistent warm temperatures, […]

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What is the soil food web and how can it help your lawn?

Sally Scalera | For Florida TODAY Support local journalism: Find the offers for new subscribers on floridatoday.com/subscribe. Today’s article is about another way to grow plants. Not only will this information help you grow healthier plants, it will also benefit the Indian River Lagoon. The more urban green spaces (ie landscapes, parks, golf courses) are […]

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$ 3 million grants cover plant breeding for organic farmers

Newswise – ITHACA, NY – A national network of scientists and farmers led by Cornell University is developing new varieties of cover crops better suited to local areas and stressors – changes that could bring a multitude of benefits long-term and sustainable for organic producers. The research was made possible by a three-and-a-half-year, $ 3 […]

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How the conservation reserve program can cope with climate change

This summer we received a newsletter about our land management from the Conservation Reserve Program (PRC) in Buffalo County, Nebraska. The USDA Status Review Report gave us good marks. Grass and herbaceous plants in the area were considered fully established. Noxious weeds are not a problem. “A large stand of native grasses,” the report says. […]

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Soil health and nutrient management can lead to higher crop yields

The ongoing turmoil by farmers as well as the planned stubble burning, both point to a vitally important problem ~ soil health and nutrient management ~ which is an often overlooked area that requires urgent corrective action, said specialists in agriculture and soil. As restless farmers demand the revocation of recently enacted farm laws, the […]

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Cody Conservation District Honors Former Supervisor | People

In August, the Cody Conservation District hosted an open house to thank those who served as supervisors in previous councils. The current board and staff had the opportunity to meet former supervisors and learn about how they had worked for natural resource conservation in Park County. These supervisors represented over 50 years of combined experience. […]

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Husker scientist leads efforts to understand and adapt nitrogen conversion in legumes | Nebraska today

Soybeans and other legumes interact with nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria called rhizobia which are able to convert nitrogen from the air into a form the plant can use to grow and reproduce. Corn and other crops cannot, requiring nitrogen fertilizers to maximize growth and yield – problematic because overapplication or runoff can pollute soil and water. […]

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Todd County farmer honored as Environmental Farmer of the Year

Waldorf entered two parcels of land, totaling 74 acres, in the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Improvement Program. The land will be permanently protected by a perpetual easement with the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) easement program. The program will restore up to five wetlands that were previously drained and cultivated. The remaining land will be returned to […]

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GOP candidate for 18th seeks re-election to limit role of government | Nvdaily

MARSHALL – Pass legislation to limit the role of government and reform regulations. This is the approach that Michael Webert wants to bring to his role as Republican delegate representing the 18th arrondissement, which he seeks to re-elect and which he has won since 2011. The district includes the Happy Creek District and the East […]

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From the Lawn to the Native Minnesota Prairie Part 2: Sun, Shade, and Soil

So you are interested in converting part of your lawn to native Minnesota prairie and reaping the benefits. Where to start ? Think of this as your crash course in planting native grasslands. In part 2, two native gardening experts – Bre Bauerly, Habitat Specialist at Minnesota Native Landscapes, and Julia Vanatta, Wild Ones Twin […]

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Fancy a lush garden requiring little watering? The East Bay utility has a discount for this.

Even in times of drought, you don’t have to resign yourself to a brown lawn or dingy garden. A Bay Area utility recently launched a “super discount” program to encourage people to convert their withered shrubs into a lush garden of not too thirsty native plants. The East Bay Utility District, which provides water and […]

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Meg Hansen: Steelmanning on the Right and Rejection of Historical Revisionism

This commentary is from Meg Hansen of Manchester, a writer and former executive director of a Vermont health policy think tank. She ran for a state-level civil service in 2020. What prompts someone to raise their self-esteem by slaughtering others he knows nothing about? Bill Schubart once chaired the parent organization of VTDigger, admittedly votes […]

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U of A Students Receive Steele-Croxton Memorial Scholarships

Photos submitted From left to right, Jonathan Brye, Jacqueline Steinauer and Braden Wise. Three U of A students – Jonathan Brye, Jacqueline Steinauer and Braden Wise – received Joe M. Steele and Hardy W. Croxton Memorial Scholarships for fall 2021. Steinauer de Fayetteville is pursuing a degree in biological engineering. Braden Wise from Greenland is […]

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This year’s MacArthur Fellows include academics from universities across the country

The MacArthur Foundation has announced this year’s promotion of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellows, an honor that recognizes extraordinary talent and provides each fellow with $ 625,000 to spend however they choose. “As we emerge from the shadows of the past two years, this class of 25 fellows are helping us reinvent what is possible,” Cecilia […]

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What is PFAS? | PQE

What is PFAS? PFAS, or perfluoroalkylated substances, are a group of more than 4,000 man-made chemicals, with strong carbon-fluorine bonds, that have been used to make cookware packaging, stain repellants, food packaging and clothing. other consumer products for nearly a century. Airports, factories and military bases have all used PFAS extensively in the past. Not […]

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Extension: Stormwater management starts at home

Best day-to-day management practices • Avoid overuse of pesticides and fertilizers – use only the amount needed and apply only when needed; • Apply fertilizers and pesticides only to target areas. Do not spread fertilizer on paved surfaces that drain into storm drains; • Follow recommended watering practices. Avoid excessive watering and do not spray […]

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Limestone scouts earn special rewards

SJ-ScoutAwards-092121 September 22, 2021 – Three members of Limestone Scout Troop 193 recently qualified for the Merit Badge and Service Project to win the Hometown USA Award. With their awards are, from left, Nicholas O’Neil, Martin Brooker and Jacob Beaulieu. (Courtesy of Larry Côté) September 22, 2021 – Three members of Limestone Scout Troop 193 […]

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Find out how this winery uses sensors to track data in its vineyards

Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa Valley, California Bob mcclenehan A Napa Valley vineyard, Bouchaine digitizes anecdotal knowledge traditionally shared between generations of winemakers and the visual cues that winemakers receive while browsing the vines. Using IoT sensors from Cisco Systems, the company tracks block-by-block data from its 100 acres of vineyards in the Los Carneros AVA. […]

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Students explore wetlands in annual outdoor classroom experience | Local News

Using cottons, gravel and a coffee filter, three eight-year-old students from Parke-Heritage Middle School filtered water from the Wabash River until they had a liquid that seemed almost clean enough to drink. Hallie Miller, Daniel Jones and Hayden Vandivier said their water looked “okay” as they peered through the clear plastic cup of water which […]

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Recreational fire ban lifted by Clark County Fire Marshal

By reflector Clark County Fire Marshal Dan Young has lifted the ban on recreational fires, but the county’s ban on burning cleared land remains in place until further notice. Recreational campfires on forest lands are only allowed in improved stoves at designated campgrounds, such as commercial campgrounds and local, county and state parks, a press […]

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Sonoma County farmers feel widespread economic pain from drought and protracted pandemic

The past few years have been difficult for farmers and the agricultural workforce in Sonoma County. Forest fires, the COVID pandemic, and overwhelming drought have made the process of growing a crop to maturity intimidating – but so far not impossible. “We’re close to wrapping up,” said Cameron Mauritson, partner at Mauritson Farms. Mauritson grows […]

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Why, when and how to divide perennials

Many gardeners love flowering perennials because you don’t have to plant them every year, saving you labor. However, most perennials require occasional maintenance. A well-maintained perennial will have healthy growth and larger flowers. Why Perennial herbaceous plants produce new seedlings each year, which become overcrowded, competing for resources. Over time, herbaceous perennials will often become […]

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Accelerate research on phosphorus | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

North Carolina state soil fertility specialist Luke Gatiboni recently took over one of America’s oldest fertility research projects: a small but important project that has guided the applications of fertilizer from North Carolina farmers for nearly 60 years. For most of those years, this long-standing study used traditional technologies and research methods to develop fertilizer […]

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Company develops oil and gas wastewater assets in Permian Basin

An oil and gas water treatment company bought the produced water infrastructure from Colgate Energy purchased from Occidental Petroleum last month. Houston-based WaterBridge Holdings announced the deal on September 10 that saw the company enter into a 15-year produced water management agreement for the entire acreage of oil producer Colgate in the Delaware Basin. , […]

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It’s a blow to the composting facility in the town of Sherman | News, Sports, Jobs

Lawmaker Bill Ward reviews plans for Slab City Organics with owner Greg Rater. Slab City Organics, owned and operated by Greg Rater of Sherman, was recently re-registered and certified as a Recognized Composting Facility. Through a sustained effort by Ward, under the leadership of Dave Spann of Chautauqua County Soil and Water, and Rob Halbohm, […]

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How does tile drainage work? Benefits for crops and environmental impacts

Underground drainage is a system of pipes installed underground to remove excess soil water from agricultural land. Just as irrigation is often required to provide water to soil and crops, drainage is important in many farming systems to prevent the soil from becoming supersaturated with water, which can damage crops and farm machinery. This network […]

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Goats do more than eat noxious weeds, they plow and fertilize the soil too – CBS Denver

CARBONDALE, Colorado (CBS4) – The grazing goat’s eating habits have been used for decades as an alternative way to remove harmful weeds, but recently the Bureau of Land Management has used its skills for purposes other than eating. The goats will be used to till the soil and create space for the growth of important […]

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Charges Filed: Elkhorn Waterworks employee allegedly neglected water supply, putting residents at risk | Local News

Earlier this month, on February 4, 2019, the Town of Elkhorn Utilities Department posted a notice via Facebook regarding arsenic levels found in October water samples. “It is not an immediate risk,” said the notice. “If that had been the case, you would have been notified immediately. The notice said there was no need for […]

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Summer Weather Can Damage Your Home, But There Are Tips To Protect Your Investment New

Summer weather conditions such as humidity and hurricanes can take a toll on homes and properties if not properly protected. Weather damage to the home can range from saturated crawl spaces and insulation to decaying wood framing and even mold in some spaces. But experts say there are steps homeowners can take to mitigate some […]

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Indiana Farmers Receive Statewide ‘River-Friendly Farmer’ Award at State Fair – Clinton County Daily News

Indiana’s lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands are valuable natural resources. Protecting these water resources is imperative and 47 farmers were honored on August 18 at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds for their efforts in favor of rivers. “Honoring these farmers each year for their conservation efforts is a high priority for the State Association of Soil […]

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Opinion: A critical step to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees | 2021-08-23

Every plausible way to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees presented in the new report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a critical component. Agriculture, forestry and land use change must remove a substantial amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. It can be done if policy makers are now taking […]

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‘Neeruravu’ to recharge the groundwater of Pullampara – The New Indian Express

Express news service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A model watershed conservation project has started at Pullampara grama panchayat in the capital with the active participation of the local community. It aims to recharge groundwater through a multitude of programs and also livelihood projects for local communities. This is a pilot project of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment […]

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Marysville to replace water lines on St. Lawrence Street – The Voice

Raymond Excavating Co. won a contract worth approximately $ 253,150 to replace the water lines along St. Lawrence Street in Marysville, from Bunce Avenue to St. Bernard Street.Marysville City Council voted 6-0 at its regular July 26 meeting to award the contract to the city-based company; Council member Shawn Winston was absent.Raymond presented the lowest […]