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D’Augusta – Take Action Against PFAS, Chemicals Forever

In Maine, we discover an invisible substance that threatens our land, our food and our water. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, are water and oil resistant chemicals that contaminate soil and water. Typically, these chemicals coat adhesives, cooking surfaces, electrical wire insulation, fire-fighting foam, and furniture. However, once these items are discarded […]

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The Natural Resources Fallacy – Punch Newspapers

Olugbenga Jaiyesimi Posted March 15, 2022 WHEN discussing the restructuring of the Nigerian political system and arguing for fiscal federalism, it is assumed that all states or regions have resources that governors can fall back on rather than going headlong to Abuja. Resource control has also been at the center of unrest in one region […]

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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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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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The public is invited to a recreation planning meeting on March 5 at Little Otter Creek Reservoir

Visitors can provide feedback on what outdoor recreation they would like to see offered at Little Otter Creek Reservoir at a recreation planning event to be held at the Polo Community Center on March 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. . The event will include exhibits, exhibits and interactive games, models and activities. […]

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Our Owasco: Local Soil Health Workshops Build Resilience | Lifestyles

Our special Owasco for the citizen Last year, farmers experienced one of the wettest fall seasons on record in the region. “The rain is falling harder, faster and all at once,” said Sam Rose, a cattle rancher in Groton. With increasingly unpredictable and intense weather events, it is more important than ever to build the […]

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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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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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Aloe Vera of America Receives Two Awards for Environmental Health Efforts | national news

For the seventh year, the manufacturer and distributor of aloe vera products has received the Blue Thumb Award and the Pollution Prevention Award DALLAS, February 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Aloe Vera of America, Inc. on dallasmanufacturer and distributor of Forever Living’s aloe vera products in over 160 countries, recently received two awards, the Blue Thumb […]

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S&P Natural Resources ETF: Yield with potential for capital appreciation

Schroptschop/E+ via Getty Images Investment Thesis: Global Natural Resources ETFs offer investors an attractive return and broad diversification across the materials and energy sectors. Investors who want exposure to these economic sectors should seriously consider this ETF. The ETF Global Natural Resources (GNR) is very interesting. Here is its basic composition: The S&P Global Natural […]

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Department of Lands and Natural Resources

For immediate release: February 7, 2022 PERPETUAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROVIDES ACCESS TO HĀWEA POINT ON MAUI’S WEST COAST To see the video, click on the photo or watch on this link: https://vimeo.com/674659690 (KAPALUA, MAUI) – A clash between private property rights and access to recreation along the rugged Nāpili coast highlights the competing interests and […]

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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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Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors | News, Sports, Jobs

HANCOCK – The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) is seeking candidates to run for its board of directors. On Saturday morning, the board met for a special meeting following the resignation of former member Lydia Lytle. Lytle, who served on the board for nearly two years, submitted a letter of resignation last week. […]

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BetterInvesting™ Magazine Update on Nike and Pioneer Natural Resources |

TROY, Mich., February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BetterInvesting magazine’s Editorial Advisory and Securities Review Board today announced Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) as its “Stock for Consideration” and Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) as its “undervalued stock” in the April 2022 issue for investor information and education purposes. “As investors were reminded in January, investing […]

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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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Curtis Applauds Unanimous Pass for Construction of Bonneville Coastal Trail at Natural Resources Committee

washington d.c. –Today, Rep. John Curtis (UT-03) applauded the unanimous bipartisan passage of the Bonneville Coastal Path Advancement Act through the House Natural Resources Committee. “I am pleased to see a bipartisan group of my colleagues unanimously supporting the construction of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail,” said Rep. Curtis. “This bill strikes the right balance between […]

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Utah’s gnarly drought leads governor to release water action plan

Citing the extreme drought that suffocated Utah last summer, forcing residents to conserve water, Governor Spencer Cox released the first chapter of Utah’s Coordinated Water Action Plan on Thursday. “. “Last year’s extreme drought conditions showed everyone in Utah the importance of water planning and conservation,” Cox said. “We have benefited from water storage decisions […]

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The proposed plan would stabilize the shores of Saginaw Park, link hiking trails

SAGINAW, MI – Executives at Saginaw later this month may approve a five-year strategic plan document for its city park system. A draft of 287 pages outlines priorities which include stabilizing and repairing riverbanks bordering city-managed parks as well as connecting existing hiking trails throughout the region. The city council will vote on whether to […]

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Hubbard County accepts 2 land donations

County land commissioner Mark “Chip” Lohmeier informed the board of directors of two possible acquisitions at their meeting on Tuesday (January 4th). County commissioners reluctantly approved the two, acknowledging that they have no control over who individuals sell their property to. First, Lohmeier explained that the Trust For Public Lands (TPL) had funding from the […]

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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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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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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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Natural Resources Conservation Service invests more money in its WaterSMART initiative to build resilience to drought

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) WaterSMART Initiative has partnered with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) WaterSMART Initiative for about 10 years to help farmers and herders conserve water and build resilience to drought. The NRCS recently invested $ 21 million in the partnership to increase the effectiveness of the program in Wyoming. “Through the […]

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Storm Resources Ltd. Announces Securityholder and Court Approval of Proposed Transaction with Canadian Natural Resources Limited

CALGARY, AB, December 15, 2021 / CNW / – Storm Resources Ltd. (“Storm“or the”Society“) (TSX: SRX) is pleased to announce that at a special meeting held today (the”Meeting“), its shareholders and option holders voted in favor of the previously announced transaction (the” Transaction “) with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (“Buyer“). The Company also announces the […]

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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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Federal Money to Help Repair Texas’ Aging Water Infrastructure, Secure Healthy Watersheds |

AUSTIN – President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law has the potential to advance Texas watershed projects that had previously been postponed, state water officials have said. Biden enacted the more than $ 1,000 billion spending plan on November 15. In it, $ 4.5 billion is earmarked for the restoration of watersheds nationwide, including $ 2.4 […]

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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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University Water Council promotes water resources coordination and collaboration via virtual network – The Minnesota Daily

Experts are collaborating across Minnesota to combine water research. With the nickname “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” it’s no surprise that water is one of Minnesota’s most important natural resources. In 2016, former University Vice President for Research Brian Herman formed the Water Council to bring together researchers and water resource specialists across the university […]

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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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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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Three conservation officers honored at Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently resumed in-person awards for staff at the Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting, held Nov. 10 at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing. The department recognized conservation officers Tyler Sabuda and Andrea Erratt and the retired corporal. Ivan Pérez. Sabuda received a Distinguished Service Award, and Erratt […]

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Storm Resources Ltd. enters into agreement to be acquired by Canadian Natural Resources Limited

CALGARY, AB, November 9, 2021 / CNW / – Storm Resources Ltd. (“Storm“or the”Society“) (TSX: SRX) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Definitive Arrangement Agreement (the”Arrangement agreement“) with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (the”Buyer“) (TSX, NYSE: CNQ) pursuant to which the purchaser has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding […]

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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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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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groups: New Mexico must fund more conservation projects | New Mexico News

By THERESA DAVIS, Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) – The land of enchantment is home to vast forests and deserts, meandering rivers and streams, and diverse wildlife. Now, a coalition of outdoor recreation and conservation groups is pointing to an influx of federal stimulus funds and a healthy state budget as funding sources for […]

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2021 Elections: Abbott-Kenan vs. Dwire in Onondaga County Legislature Race

Syracuse, NY – Former television reporter Julie Abbott-Kenan of Skaneateles is seeking a new term in the Onondaga County Legislature against retired nurse Diane Dwire of Camillus. Abbott-Kenan was appointed to the seat of the 6th District of the Legislative Assembly in 2018 and successfully ran for the position in 2019. The district includes the […]

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Nearly $ 1.6 million in grants available for fisheries habitat conservation, dam removal and more

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides nearly $ 1.6 million in funding for various activities related to improving the state’s fisheries and aquatic resources, including conservation of fish habitat, dam removal and repair, resource assessment studies and access to recreation. Distributed through three themes – aquatic habitat conservation, dam management and aquatic habitat, and […]

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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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Natural Resources Police Reward Officers for Exceptional Service

Natural Resources Police Reward Officers for Exceptional Service October 7, 2021 Conservation officers cited for going above and beyond the call of duty Col. Adrian Baker (left) and Lt. Col. Robert Kersey (right) presented a Superintendent’s Commendation to Sgt. Benjamin Lillard, accompanied by his partner K-9 Rider. Lillard also received the Merit Award and was […]

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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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Groups oppose BC Mine’s call to relax pollution criteria on Koocanusa

Conservation groups in Montana and Idaho say a petition from a Canadian coal company to weaken standards to protect water quality at the international border would have adverse consequences for Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenai River, where hazardous pollutants are released from upstream mining operations in British Columbia. The company behind the petition, Teck Resources […]

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Helicopter mulching aims to protect critical watersheds in the East Inconvenient burn scar

Northern spring water protection specialist Kimberly Mihelich filters a sample of wood mulch through wire mesh to ensure the mulch meets specifications on Wednesday, September 29. For three weeks, mulch was scattered over 2,200 acres of the East Troublesome burn scar in Arapaho National Forest.Amy Golden / Sky-Hi News GRANBY – Far East With an […]

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conservation project receives grant from Texas Water Development Board | KLBK | KAMC

LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from Texas Tech University: Since its inception in 2005, the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC) has promoted water conservation through technology and best management practices to improve the sustainability and profitability of High Plains agriculture. from Texas. One way to do this is […]

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SWCD Supervisor Vote, US Citizenship, Academic Honors

Voting begins Monday for Richland SWCD board supervisor positions The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will hold an election of two supervisors to the board of directors of the Richland District Soil and Water Conservation Commission. The nominees are Lanny Hopkins, Jean McClintock and Mike Temple. Supervisors are interested and conservation-minded local leaders who […]

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New water conservation policies coming as drought situation in Utah improves slightly

SALT LAKE CITY – The drought situation in Utah has improved slightly, Gov. Spencer Cox said. Recent monsoons have improved soil moisture, which means any snow that falls this winter is more likely to go into reservoirs, the governor told reporters at his monthly press conference on PBS. In addition, the Utahns have stepped up […]

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NSW increases research funding to manage scarce water resources

Associate Professor Willem Vervoort. “Rivers are complex systems and monitoring does not cover all places and all times; there is uncertainty about the total volumes of water in the system, ”Prof. Vervoort said. “Water could be ‘lost’ from our river systems through evaporation, groundwater recharge or other processes. “ “We are testing new detection technologies […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The State at the head of water conservation works: Minister

“The state won the country’s top prize for undertaking water conservation work,” Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa said in Belagavi on Wednesday. Jal Shakti Abhiyan focuses on water conservation in water stressed taluks across the country. The state has used several techniques such as rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water […]

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Game & Fish Building is Fair Ready – Austin Daily Herald

The Game & Fish Building is ready for the 2021 Mower County Fair. Exhibitors include the Izaak Walton League – Austin Chapter 10, Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District, Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever, and the National Wild Turkey Federation – Cedar River Longbeards Chapter. On the first […]

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High Rock Booger’s Lizards Secure Second Place in National Envirothon Competition

The five members of the High Rock Booger Lizards of Davidson County Homeschool are serious about conserving the environment, even if their names don’t reflect it. The team, which also represented the state of North Carolina, placed second in the National Conservation Foundation’s 2021 Envirothon competition on July 28. Nebraska was the host state this […]

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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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Ohio Department of Natural Resources unification orders take center stage in battle against Ohio’s forced pooling bill

CARROLLTON, Ohio, July 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Following recent press releases and testimony from the opposition regarding Ohio forced pool bill, Sub. HB No. 152, and the negative impact of the bill on Ohio Owners of unleased minerals, Gateway Royalty has also contacted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) regarding market improvement […]

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Subsidies granted to preserve the presence of state water, land projects | Sports News

The North Carolina Land and Water Fund, formerly known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, will help conserve land and protect waterways serving millions of North Carolinians with more than $ 20 million in grants awarded in 2020 to help fund 65 projects statewide. The area is included among the locations that should be […]

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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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‘We are all competing for finite resources’: calls for more help in wildfire-ravaged northwestern Ontario

With Northwestern Ontario now under a state of emergency issued by the province, calls for more support to keep community members safe as nearly 80 wildfires continue to burn in the area. On Wednesday, three First Nations and a northwestern municipality had started partial evacuations, including Deer Lake, where the vulnerable population – including seniors […]

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Mapping the rise of resource nationalism in Africa

A recent study by risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft found that the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase in the number of governments pursuing nationalist resource policies – those that attempt to assert at least some sovereign control on natural resources. Around the world, 34 countries saw their Resource Nationalism Index, the score that Verisk […]

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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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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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Land and Natural Resources Council splits vote on aquarium fishing in West Hawaii

Mahalo for his support of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! On Friday, the State Council of Land and Natural Resources could not reach a majority decision to accept or reject an environmental review assessing the impacts of commercial aquarium fishing in western Hawaii. The seven-member board of directors had to decide whether a […]

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Learn how salt marsh plants can signal carbon sequestration capacity

Coastal wetlands such as seagrass beds, mangroves and salt marshes play a vital role along the coastline, from protecting against storm surges to providing essential habitat for animals to capturing carbon atmospheric. We are still only just beginning to understand the complex workings of these highly productive ecosystems and their role in mitigating the climate […]