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Cities and counties turn to forming barrels for water conservation

UTAH (ABC4) – Amid Utah’s drought conditions, Utah government leaders are taking action to conserve the water we get. A new initiative in 11 Utah municipalities is offering discounted rain barrels to residents in those areas. According to the Utah Drought Monitor, most of the state is in severe or extreme drought conditions and natural […]

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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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News from Florida and Texas illustrate a broader conservative trend

Cruel. Really, that’s the only way to describe the determination of many conservatives to fight back with LGBTQ Americans, and with transgender children in particular. And on Monday, Texas Children’s Hospital decided to stop providing hormone treatments to transgender children, in response to recent developments in the state. In February, following a legal opinion issued […]

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As visitation increases, park officials seek to protect resources | State and region

As visitation increases on the heels of the relatively recent creation of the newest national park in the United States, National Park Service employees and the general public at large are aware of the need for expansion or updating. infrastructure in the future. Eve West, chief of interpretation, visitor services and cultural resources for New […]

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From energy to food prices and even inflation, here’s how the war in Ukraine could impact the Canadian economy

It may be a world apart and pale in comparison to the human toll, Russia’s decision to invade Ukrainian territory this week will have many direct and indirect impacts on the Canadian economy. The most obvious concerns the price of oil. Russia is an energy superpower and the prospect of limiting Russian exports of energy […]

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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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Iowa School Vouchers Could Expand Public Schools’ Already Limited Special Education Resources

Margaret Buckton, Urban Education Network Doug Wheeler, College Community School District A voucher bill that would allow public money to be used for private schools may create more school choice, but public school education officials worry about the effects it could have about special education services. Senate Study Bill 3080, which would create a private […]

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Voters will decide on conservation district renewal and mileage increase

MANISTEE COUNTY – Conserving an area’s natural resources is an ongoing commitment, and for the past seven decades, the Manistee Conservation District has sought to do just that. The district’s mission, according to its strategic plan, is to “implement programs and provide services, including technical assistance, that promote appreciation of the beauty and quality of […]

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Authorities are pushing to add Lake Owasco to the state’s list of impaired water bodies | Local News | Auburn, NY | Auburnpub.com

Cayuga County elected officials and water quality advocates are calling on New York State to add Lake Owasco to an official list of degraded water bodies, a step that would require the state to develop a detailed clean-up plan. The State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comment until Friday, Feb. 11 for its […]

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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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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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Parent Resources New Jersey Becomes DDD Approved Agency

(Princeton, NJ) Parent Resources New Jersey launches Medicaid/DDD-approved provider services. Its mission is to create a more inclusive community by connecting families to resources. As a parent, we saw a lack of services for young adults and respite care for parents of adult children with special needs, which motivated us to create Parent Resources New […]

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Virtual rally to save GSL held just before 2022 legislative session

January 20, 2022 at 5:27 p.m. Mmore than 400 people joined a virtual rally on Saturday afternoon to talk about the shrinking Great Salt Lake just before the 2022 legislative session. The event was originally scheduled to take place in person at the Utah State Capitol but, due to the growing number of coronavirus cases, […]

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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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State Completes Purchase of Popular Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has finalized the purchase of 772 acres of unspoiled forest land along the Flathead River near Columbia Falls, which the state will now manage as critical habitat for fish and wildlife , protecting a range of species and preventing development along the scenic river corridor while allowing public access. […]

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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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The Department of Education removed LGBTQ resources from the website; Nikki Fried fills the information gap

Following the removal of anti-bullying resources from the Florida Department of Education website, including information regarding LGBTQ students, the Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki fried rather provides that information. In a press release on Tuesday, Fried announced a collection of LGBTQ resources hosted on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website. “Improving the health, […]

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Historic Travis Building Gets Sustainable $ 5 Million Upgrade

Downtown San Antonio is about to become a little more sustainable. The Travis Building, a historic former office space on St. Mary’s Street, is slated for $ 5 million in sustainability renovations funded by the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy program. The statewide funding program, called TX-PACE for short, will help convert the 10-story mixed-use […]

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UNK Junior Grace McDonald Receives Nebraska Broadcasters Association Best Scholarship | Local news

UNK junior Grace McDonald hosts the show “Antelope News” during production Thursday afternoon. Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications By TYLER ELLYSON, UNK Communications KEARNEY – The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation (NBAF) awards its highest scholarship at the University of Nebraska to Kearney junior Grace McDonald. A native of Rockville, McDonald was awarded the Marty Riemenschneider Fellowship […]

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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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Our service area is growing

Mount Shasta, California. For more than 17 years, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy has successfully supported efforts to improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada region. Starting next year, the state agency will add nearly two million more acres to its service area, including northern California’s forests and vital water sources, such […]

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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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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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Resources for victims of human trafficking

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – Local organizations and advocates stress the importance of education and resources in human trafficking. On Thursday, a jury found a Rogers man, Corey Glenn, guilty of human trafficking. He was sentenced to 120 years in prison, 75 of which must be consecutive, according to Nathan Smith, a Benton […]

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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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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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Sweetwater Lake to become our newest Colorado State Park

This Sara Wilson story appeared on Colorado Newsline October 20, 2021. Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced on Wednesday that the land surrounding Sweetwater Lake will become the newest state park thanks to a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the US Forest Service. “Sweetwater Lake is simply beautiful and has great potential for even […]

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The Nature Conservancy: TNC and partners conserve Ravensworth Farms

October 19, 2021 The conservation easement on Ravensworth Farms prohibits development and maintains critical habitat and natural systems in the Arbuckle Creek watershed E-mail:[email protected] TNC and partners completed protection of the vital and diverse landscape of Ravensworth Farms, a 1,069-acre working cattle ranch located along the eastern edge of the Lake Wales Ridge in Highlands […]

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Apache Corporation Donates Over 55,000 Trees to 66 Nonprofit Organizations | Your money

HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Apache Corporation, a subsidiary of APA Corporation (Nasdaq: APA), today announced the donation of more than 55,000 trees to 66 nonprofit partner organizations in the as part of the annual Apache Corporation Tree Grant program. Since 2005, approximately 4.8 million trees have been awarded to more than 900 […]

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Governor Newsom announces appointments 10.4.21

Posted: 04 Oct 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Kimberly McCoy Wade, 50, of Davis, has been appointed senior advisor on aging, disability and Alzheimer’s disease for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office. McCoy Wade has been Director of the California Department of Aging since 2019. She was Head of CalFresh 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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Sanitation District 1 appoints a Human Resources Director

Health District 1 announced Monday that it has hired Steven Epplen, its director of human resources, effective September 27. Epplen has been Head of Human Resources at Jedson Engineering since 2011. At SD1, Epplen will be responsible for the development and implementation of human resources policies, programs and services, including recruitment, retention, training, legal compliance […]

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NJEDA to host virtual workshops on resources for small businesses

Workshops will present available state and federal resources September 8, 2021 The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will host a series of three virtual small business resources workshops to present information on the resources available to support the growth of small businesses in the state. The workshops will take place during National Small Business […]

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Clean Water Services asks the public to stay off Balm Grove property

“We know that historically this has been a popular gathering place in the community. However, the fish passage barrier poses a threat to anyone entering the site, ”said an email from Clean Water Services. The agency’s efforts to secure funding to remove the dam from Balm Grove suffered another setback after being denied a grant […]

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Lessons for health workers and advocates on how we can harness Argentina’s ‘green wave’ to strengthen access to safe abortion

Argentina’s abortion law is a revolutionary step in eliminating discrimination against women and girls and in combating the scale of unsafe abortion – a public health crisis in Argentina. It is estimated that 500,000 abortions take place each year in Argentina, which represents 40% of all pregnancies. Every year, unsafe abortions represent 18% of pregnancy-related […]

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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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Whitmer declares “Conservation District Day” on Saturday

Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed July 17 Conservation District Day across the state of Michigan to honor the hard work and dedication of Conservation Districts providing vital information to the people of Michigan preserving the state’s natural resources for generations to come. “Today, I am happy to join Governor Whitmer in recognizing our conservation districts, which […]

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Water conservation and the focus on alternative transport for sustainable tourism

“The aim is to help businesses, visitors and residents [to] take simple actions that reduce our ecological footprint “ Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT) encourages tourism providers to conserve water and welcome or offer greener modes of transportation as part of a new Sustainable Sunshine Coast campaign. “The objective is to support businesses, visitors and residents […]

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Mask disputes account for 75% of complaints from unruly FAA passengers on planes

A traveler wearing a face mask is seen at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia on February 2, 2021. Ting Shen | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The majority of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unruly passenger reports on planes come from passengers refusing to comply with mask warrants put in place […]

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Americans celebrate July 4 in style after pandemic cancellations

NEW YORK, July 4 (Reuters) – Americans celebrated their country’s 245th birthday on Sunday with fireworks that may seem brighter, hot dogs that may taste juicier, and marching bands that may seem brighter. offhand after the coronavirus pandemic forced almost all celebrations last year to be canceled. As always, the fireworks are the highlight of […]

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Big Hollow Lake unveils quality plan to tackle water problems

The Big Hollow Water Quality Symposium began, as it should, with a downpour. “Whoever brought the rain; we needed it,” Des Moines County Conservation Director Chris Lee said Wednesday night when the meeting opened at the Hickory Shelter House – after moving to inside when a thunderstorm flooded the tent outside. “It’s a water quality […]

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In short: business

OSF Saint Anthony chief physician among the people to know in 2021 ROCKFORD – Stephen Bartlett, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, was recently named one of the People to Know in 2021 by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. The people you should know are admired for their […]