Haryana Names Femina Miss Grand India 2021 Manika Sheokand Goodwill Ambassador for Water Conservation Campaign | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: The government of Haryana has appointed Femina Miss Grand India-2021 Manika Sheokand as the goodwill “ambassador” for the water conservation campaign. The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, on Saturday delivered the letter of appointment and the agreement to Manika as part of a program organized in Haryana Niwas. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that raising awareness of water conservation is the need of the moment. “Water is one of the essential necessities of everyone’s life. Life is not possible without water. Just as time is…

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researchers study ways lawns can survive drought | Minnesota News

By KRISTI MAROHN, Minnesota Public Radio News FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota (AP) – As elsewhere in the state, rain has been sparse this summer at the University of Minnesota’s Turfgrass Research, Outreach and Education Center, making it an ideal year to study how well the grass can survive a drought. University extension educator Maggie Reiter checks out a science experiment that looks more like a large patchwork quilt. She inspects a few dozen squares of grass varying in color from bright green to dark brown, all planted with different combinations of…

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The “Dirt Lady” Retires After Three Decades of Service | New

Known affectionately as the “Dirt Lady,” Patty Dellinger retired from her tenure as director of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District after serving more than three decades in the department. Beginning with the county on July 11, 1988, as a typist, Dellinger worked his way up the departmental ladder to leadership. “I had no idea what the department was,” she said. “I thought it was sewage and water or something. Of course, it wasn’t that, but I was lucky enough to get the job. At that time there…

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Conservation Corner: Water, Water Everywhere – Taking Care of the River Banks to Reduce the Risk of Flooding | Characteristics

The summer of 2021 turned out to be another for the record books in terms of heavy rain. Unsurprisingly to many Newark residents, heavy rains associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred in August and the remnants of Hurricane Ida last week have once again resulted in flooding of local roads. This follows major flooding last summer associated with Hurricane Isaias. One of the predicted consequences of climate change for our region is an increased likelihood of heavy rainfall. We can therefore expect more flooding. Is there anything that…

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BERC Awards Sustainable Sacramento Business

The presentation recognized the best environmentally proactive companies in the Sacramento area whose work practices demonstrate an exceptional commitment to improving sustainability. Awards and achievements of the recipients: United States Cold Storage – Energy Conservation Award Partnered with SMUD by participating in their energy efficiency incentive programs, Power Direct program and installing solar panels and a future battery system. Is in the process of converting their gas park to all electric. Participated in SMUD’s Custom Retrofit incentive program by installing innovative quick-freeze ventilation systems in their existing warehouse. Cal Waste…

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Drought-haves, have-nots are testing how to share water in the West

MADRAS, Oregon – Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his crop of carrot seeds, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked earth lines empty the irrigation canals, and dust devils and tumbleweed punctuate a landscape in shades of brown. Across an invisible line separating the Fine irrigation district from the next, it’s another world. Automated sprinklers whistle as they water crops, cattle munch on green grass, and water boils through lush green farmland. In this strip of central Oregon, where six irrigation…

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Mississippi Earthtones Festival returns Saturday

ALTON – Through art, music and conservation, the annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival (MEF) will bring people together on Saturday to celebrate life on the river – and the river as life. Nearly a dozen musical acts will fill the 15th annual event from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday along the Broadway Corridor. Traffic will be closed between Easton and Langdon streets. This year, the festival’s headliner is Jake’s Leg doing a Grateful Dead Tribute. Music will be played as participants participate in conservation education activities and support local businesses. The…

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ADPD condemns authorities for failures in water conservation

The ADPD called the planning authority and the Water Services Corporation “incompetent” and their failure in water conservation. ADPD candidate and Deputy Secretary General Sandra Gauci noted that following the first rains of the season, various residential areas were flooded. She added that the flooding is seriously affecting traffic and in Qormi it is causing sewage overflow. Gauci noted that millions of euros of EU funds have been spent on flood relief projects, but water is still wasted due to a lack of planning and developments that do not support…

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County plans to expand Shaw wetlands

As part of a plan by Fayette County Commissioners to purchase additional property to expand Shaw’s wetlands, a resolution was recently signed to help secure a grant for the project. The Clean Ohio Fund-Green Space Conservation Program provides financial assistance for the conservation of green spaces. The resolution authorizes Brigitte Hisey, a natural resources specialist in the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District, to apply for the funds and take care of the necessary documents. The Shaw Wetlands, located at 2820 Robinson Road SE, are already county owned and…

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Watershed Conservation Program kicks off Zoom Forum Series on September 9

The Master Watershed Conservationist (MWC) program will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, with the first of eight forums, The Future of Our Watershed in the Hatch and Mesilla Valleys. See the event on Zoom at (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85286064996). Or, visit daswcd.org/master-watershed-conservation-program for the Zoom link and to subscribe to the forum. The event is open to anyone interested. The forum will feature a panel of local ecology and resource specialists who will engage in discussions with the public on visions for the future and stewardship needs of watersheds in…

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