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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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Cash for Grass: Colorado Bill would pay to give up lawns | Colorado News

By CONRAD SWANSON, The Denver Post DENVER (AP) — Faced with a historic mega-drought across the American West with no end in sight, Colorado lawmakers, looking for simple and effective ways to conserve water, have set their sights on Kentucky Blue Grass. . Not just Kentucky Blue Grass, but all kinds of non-native grasses planted […]

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Nature Conservancy CEO Jennifer Morris’ Perfect Day in DC

“It’s been a really exciting time for us with our mission and connection to nature,” Morris says of the nonprofit, which works to create a world where people and nature can not only coexist, but prosper together. Morris, 53, had spent almost 25 years working for International custody — she started as a wild harvest […]

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Delegation announces over $39 million USDA investment in watersheds and water supply

03.04.22 Funding is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act US Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all of R-Alaska, welcomed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $39 million in Alaska infrastructure. This funding goes through the implementation of the? Infrastructure […]

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What La Niña means for California’s drought – The Milken Roar

As December drew to a close, rain swept across California, leaving behind a renewed vigor embraced by new growth of once gray green cover, dead hills and snow now hiding dark mountain peaks. Along with the cool feeling in the air was an almost ineffable sense of hope that California’s perpetual drought would be erased. […]

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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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A parched West remains divided over desalinated seawater

MONTEREY, Calif. – Drought-ridden communities along the California coast are exploring innovations and investments to ensure residents have access to clean water. But seawater desalination, a proposed solution, has caused heated debate, as some environmentalists say the process is inefficient, expensive and wasteful. The California Coastal Commission will decide next month whether to approve a […]

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Conservation Tillage Conference Focuses on Soil Health, Water Quality and Other Agricultural Issues – Ohio Ag Net

Wondering how climate change can impact agriculture, food quality and public health? Want to know how subsurface drainage affects river shine? Or how about what type of insects are beneficial for sustainable agriculture? The answers to these questions and more will be discussed at the annual Tillage and Technology (CTC) conference, taking place March 8-9 […]

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Europe’s future depends on the West’s ability to counter Putin’s threats to Ukraine

MUNICH – A sense of helplessness and dread hangs over Western leaders gathered here at the Munich Security Conference as Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly expected to launch a military attack on Ukraine in a few days, even a few hours. In return, there is a renewed and invigorated sense of common cause and […]

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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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Charlie Baker Tables $2.4 Billion Supplementary Budget for COVID Resources, Child Care Subsidies and More

Governor Charlie Baker tabled a $2.4 billion supplementary budget for fiscal year 2022 that targets areas of “immediate need,” including the state’s response to COVID-19, child care, housing and infrastructure, citing deep pockets in the state as justification for the high price. “Massachusetts remains in a strong fiscal position, allowing us to use excess revenue […]

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Durability is good business

Sponsored by: Many people focus on the attributes that define sustainability: mitigating climate change, reducing pollution, conserving natural resources and the health of the planet. While these are all strong enough reasons to make sustainability a top priority for everyone everywhere, there are more to consider. Research has shown that customers care about social and […]

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How California Can Conserve Water and Generate Clean Energy

A surefire formula for producing clean energy is lots of sun and less hay. Or less tomatoes and – God forbid – a reduction in almonds. Plow some cropland in the San Joaquin Valley and install solar panels. Turn alfalfa fields and walnut orchards into solar farms. This would have a double advantage. In addition […]

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OMSI scientist honored by Association for Sci

Image: Ben Van Mooy see Following Credit: WHOI Woods Hole, MA (February 10, 2022) – Dr Benjamin Van Mooyprincipal scientist of Woods Hole Oceanographic and director of the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, receives the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). The ASLO awards the […]

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River District addresses controversial water speculation bill

An organization that works to keep water on the West Slope is trying to rewrite an unpopular bill aimed at preventing speculators from profiting from the water. The Colorado River Water Conservation District Board of Trustees voted at its January quarterly meeting to present lawmakers with an amendment to Senate Bill 29, which deals with […]

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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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Agricultural producers are the key to climate resilience

Minnesota’s climate is already changing, and we’re starting to see first-hand evidence of it. Increasingly heavy rains are hitting private properties and agricultural infrastructure. Recent drought conditions have damaged crops and burned residential lawns for all to see. Hazy skies with smoke from wildfires in Canada and the western United States lowered air quality across […]

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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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BC Natural Resources Forum gears up for 2022 panel

British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee. (Photo by the BC Natural Resources Forum Flickr) A panel on British Columbia’s natural resources will be held in Prince George on January 18. The 19th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum will be held until the 20th, but it will be a virtual experience this […]

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New Jersey Conservation Foundation Executive Director Bids Grateful Farewell

By Michele S. Byers During my years at New Jersey Conservation, I made the Garden State my home and learned to love it like a native. I have been to almost every corner from High Point to the tip of Cape May saw a lot of change and learned a lot about this state. I […]

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Zimbabwe: Pfumvudza’s success strengthens grain market

The success of the previous crop year has been laid bare as evidenced by the saturation of key food grains, which are usually out of stock at this time of year. President Mnangagwa’s administration introduced transformative measures in the agricultural sector anchored in achieving food security in the country and a return to self-sufficiency. They […]

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Local guide shares tips and resources on Live Green – Monday Magazine

From summer heat dome and forest fires to recent flooding, the effects of climate change have become more apparent. Going forward, these effects are expected to impact virtually every aspect of life here on Vancouver Island and beyond, from food production and transportation to insurance costs. Yet there are things we can all do to […]

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The timing aligns perfectly with the proposed retention obligation | Editorials

Sometimes the timing is right. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, candidate for re-election next year, is looking for an iconic achievement to polish her campaign resume. Meanwhile, conservation, environment and preservation groups have searched for years for a way to pay for a variety of programs and projects that have languished with little to no funding […]

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Marin IJ Readers Forum for December 26, 2021 – Marin Independent Journal

With Mother Nature, we must take human nature into account Reading the headline for the December 19 edition of Marin IJ, “Above Average Tanks,” I looked further and saw that water officials were considering removing the restrictions. It reminded me of a study I conducted in 1978 for the National Science Foundation to find out […]

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Sacramento, Calif. Receives $ 81 million WIFIA loan

Yesterday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an $ 81 million loan under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) to the Sacramento County Water Agency in northern California. The funded project will modernize water infrastructure to support a more reliable and climate-resilient water supply. “The Sacramento County Water Agency project is […]

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Cautious welcome to Indonesia’s “green port” initiative to clean up maritime transport

Indonesia is launching a program to make the country’s ports more environmentally friendly with the aim of reducing carbon emissions and protecting the marine ecosystem. The so-called green port initiative will encourage greater use of clean energy and boost environmental protection, a senior official said. Some maritime observers have welcomed the initiative, saying it is […]

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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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ICYMI: Rubio joins the special report – Press releases

Washington DC – US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Special report to discuss the Beijing Olympics, the anniversary of China’s membership in the World Trade Organization, the awakening of business, the weakness of the Biden administration and its relationship to the former President Trump. See below for the highlights and watch the video here. On […]

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Florida will start feeding its hungry manatees

Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui (Getty Images) Florida environmental officials have resorted to food West Indian manatees as a last resort effort to potentially prevent hundreds of them from starvation to death. The raison the gentle marine mammals starve first, although, is partly the work of man, the result of pollution of waterways and climate change […]

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How much more waste do we produce at this time of year?

MUST SEE: Gigantic Christmas light display takes shape in Pittsville MUST SEE: Gigantic Christmas light display takes shape in Pittsville Salisbury Daily With the holidays quickly approaching, donation season can turn into garbage season with the amount of garbage produced this time of year. Jennifer Albero, Wicomico County Solid Waste Recycling Coordinator, knows full well […]

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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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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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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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Conservation Ethics Help Monterey Bay Farmers Thrive During Drought – Monterey Herald

Despite record rains in October, 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 wells are drying up […]

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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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Wastewater recycling gains traction as drylands seek water – NBC Los Angeles

Cities in the United States are increasingly turning to an idea that once sparked gags: sterilize wastewater from toilets, sinks, and factories, and eventually return it to homes and businesses as water. tap. In the Los Angeles area, projects to recycle wastewater for consumption are advancing with fanfare just two decades after similar efforts in […]

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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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Analysis: Edwards Reaches the Global Climate Change Stage | Louisiana News

By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) – On his trip to an international conference on climate change, Governor John Bel Edwards recognized Louisiana’s obvious front-row seat in addressing the issues of a warming planet while strengthening its visibility on a problem few in the South. leaders promote. The Democratic governor became more […]

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Colombian Mining Association adopts MAC’s program for sustainable mining

At the close of the Colombian National Mining Congress, and having as witnesses Marianick Tremblay, Ambassador of Canada to Colombia, and Ivan Duque Marquez, President of the Republic, the Asociación Colombiana de Minería (ACM) announced the adoption of Towards a Sustainable Mining (TSM), a performance system developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) that […]

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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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Water conservation slows rate of decline of South Bay’s groundwater

By Jana Kadah, Bay City News Foundation SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA – Since the Santa Clara County Water District declared a water shortage emergency in June, water use has continued to decline, slowing the rate decrease in groundwater. At the Santa Clara Valley Water District board meeting on Tuesday, staff said almost all of their […]

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Biogas – World Biogas Association to highlight the value of the biogas industry at COP26

As an Official Observer of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), WBA will not only be able to attend COP26, but also access a restricted area – the Blue Zone – where negotiations take place and where negotiations are held. delegations from 197 Parties commit to greater climate ambition in order to […]

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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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How to overcome drought? Inland Empire water agency wants to make it rain – press enterprise

The drought control manual programs practiced by the Southern California water agencies include recycling water, building stormwater catchment ponds, and offering replacement cash rebates. thirsty lawns by xeriscape landscaping. In the grip of a second year of drought, an Inland Empire regional water planning agency is moving forward for the first time in its history […]

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Climate change expected to exacerbate resource degradation and conflict, report says

Clouds gather but do not produce rain as cracks are seen in the dry, drought-stricken Graaff-Reinet municipal dam in South Africa on November 14, 2019. REUTERS / Mike Hutchings MADRID, October 7 (Reuters) – A vicious cycle linking the depletion of natural resources to violent conflict may have passed the point of no return in […]

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Dane County Renewable Gas Vehicles Would Receive $ 10 Million Increase in Budget Proposal | Local government

If the target is met, the grasslands and forests conserved by the county and community partners will suck all the carbon created by county government operations out of the atmosphere, resulting in carbon neutral operations. “If we give the opportunity to nature, she will do what she does best,” said Parisi. “It will purify our […]

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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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Valley Water hopes a wastewater purification expansion plan can lift Santa Clara County out of drought

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) – Could sewage be the solution to our drought problems? Valley Water thinks so and they are doubling down by expanding their advanced water purification center in North San Jose and planning to build a new plant in Los Atos to produce millions of gallons of purified drinking water. In the […]

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Colorado River Water Legal Dispute Settled | Agriculture

California’s largest agricultural user and urban user of stressed Colorado River water resources have announced a settlement in a two-year legal dispute. The agreement between the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California and the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) was signed last week after being approved by the agencies’ respective boards. It settles disputes between […]

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Taiwan’s TSMC continues to improve water management | Taiwan News

TSMC logo (Reuters photo) TSMC logo (Reuters photo) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) was able to conserve 1.927 million tonnes of water in 2020, according to a recent financial disclosure report. Last year, TSMC spent NT $ 1.6 billion (US $ 57.51 million) on water conservation efforts and investments in water […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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States are considering paying people to keep their water in the Colorado River. Some don’t think they can afford it

More than 40 million people depend on the Colorado River in the West, and every drop of it is used. But with climate change, there is now less water to circulate. In an attempt to avoid a legal battle between several states over this precious resource, Colorado and other states are considering pay people to […]

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Groups challenge seismic testing of oil and gas in Gulf of Mexico

GREENBELT, MD – NRDC and partner groups Healthy Gulf, Center for Biological Diversity, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and Surfrider Foundation today sued the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over a Trump administration decision authorize in-depth seismic testing in the Gulf of Mexico, with minimal protections for marine animals. The most threatened is an endangered […]

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Governor Polis signs bills to tackle climate change, new energy sources and drought resilience programs – by Jan Wondra

This month has been bill signing season for Colorado Governor Jared Polis after a frantic and historically productive General Assembly session. On June 24 alone, Governor Jared Polis promulgated 18 pieces of legislation during signing ceremonies in Denver and Boulder. Among them were several bills intended to boost Colorado’s economy, improve energy efficiency, protect clean […]

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Wastewater use and sustainable agriculture can ensure water security in India | News | Eco-Enterprise

The use of wastewater, water-efficient agriculture, knowledge of soil moisture and convergence in agriculture could be possible methods to deal with the double scourge of climate change and the new coronavirus disease (Covid -19), according to experts at a recent water conference. The conference enabled policymakers, academics, researchers and students to acquire the expertise of […]