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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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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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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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Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Plans Groundwater Awareness Events

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District invites the public to celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12, to increase awareness and protection of this vital resource on which 98% of residents of Geauga County count. National Groundwater Awareness Week serves as a helpful annual reminder to maintain wells and test and protect water and […]

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Lyon Co. Offers Support for Cottonwood Lake Cleanup Efforts | News, Sports, Jobs

MARSHALL – Water quality has become a big green issue for Cottonwood Lake, City of Cottonwood staff said. Algal blooms have affected recreation on the lake and closed the town beach in recent years. Community members want to clean up the lake, but they will need funding to help investigate possible solutions. On […]

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Local people hold the key to protecting Southeast Asia’s forests

“To engage communities in nature conservation, there are two options needed: increased awareness and enforcement of regulations, or community agreement on nature stewardship. Village resource management agreements are an appropriate tool to ensure their participation,” says Bone Haryanto, chairman of the Mbeliling community forum. The effects of these agreements are already being felt. On the […]

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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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H2Ohio Producers Eligible for Next Phase of Program Incentives – Ohio Ag Net

Growers in the 10-county expansion area of ​​Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative are eligible to apply for the next phase of the program, which expands the conservation practices available.Producers were first able to enroll in three Best Management Practices (BMPs) – Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan (VMP), overwintering cover crops, and conservation crop rotation for small […]

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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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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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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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Select Board promotes indoor shooting range on city property near airport

(February 16, 2022) The Select Board was unanimous in its preference for an indoor firing range on the nine-acre Shadbush Road property east of Nantucket Memorial Airport, where the city was caught in the middle of a dispute over two decades between the Nantucket Hunting Association and its neighbors. potential lead contamination of the range […]

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The differentiation of water use by plants explains the great diversity of Chinese subtropical forests

A mountain humid evergreen broadleaf forest in southwestern Yunnan. Credit: Song Liang As a subtype of subtropical broadleaf forests, montane moist evergreen broadleaf forest (MMEBF), also known as montane cloud forest, is widely located in the mountainous regions of southwestern China. Water is a key factor in the formation and maintenance of the Chinese MMEBF. […]

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Particle size analysis of cosmetics

Most of the time, cosmetic products come in the form of powders or emulsions made up of a mixture of liquids and powders. As the cosmetics industry uses particles to make makeup, lipsticks, moisturizers and many other products, particle size analysis is important. Image Credit: paulynn/Shutterstock.com Particle Size Analysis: The Basics Particle size analysis, an […]

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Odisha uses LiDAR technology for water and soil conservation works in forests – The New Indian Express

Express press service BHUBANESWAR: The state government, for the first time, is using 3D scanning technology – light detection and ranging (LiDAR) – to implement soil and water conservation projects in forest areas . The initiative aims to improve forage and water in forests, thereby reducing human-animal conflict and increasing groundwater recharge. Laser scanning technology […]

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Firefighting Chemical Found in Baby Seals and Fur Seals

A chemical that the New South Wales government recently partially banned in firefighting has been found in endangered Australian fur seal pups and Australian fur seals. The discovery represents another blow to the survival of Australian sea lions. Hookworm and tuberculosis are already threatening their small, dwindling population, which has fallen by more than 60% […]

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Biofertilizers market size is worth $4,744.43 million, globally, by 2028 at a CAGR of 12.3%

The Biofertilizers Market size was valued at USD 1,996.13 Million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 4,744.43 Million by 2028. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.3% from 2021 to 2028. New York, 10 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The latest research study on “Biofertilizers market Forecast to 2028 – […]

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3,500 trees donated to county residents

By DUNCAN DENT A local organization distributed about 3,500 trees in Madison County last week to promote conservation efforts across the county. Celia Miller, district administrator for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, said they had no problem disposing of the approximately 3,500 saplings they ordered for the event. . “Yeah, we donated […]

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The departmental commission approves the 2022 budget

Nodaway County Commissioners approved projected revenues and expenses for 2022 during their budget hearing on Jan. 27. The past two years have brought millions into county coffers with federal funds from the CARES Act, $2.59 million, and more recently, from the US Bailout Act, $4.290 million, which are also a basic transfer to other entities […]

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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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Upcoming February agendas from the City of Williamsburg

(WY Daily/Ben Mackin) WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg welcomes six meetings to Stryker Center this week. Below is City council working session The first meeting is a City Council business session to be held Monday, February 7, 2022 at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary Street beginning at 4:00 p.m. Four presentations are on […]

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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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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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Memoirs of February 1, 2022 | Local announcements

We want to hear from you. To submit information for inclusion in Briefs, email [email protected]; or by mail to Register-Star, Attention: Briefs, 364 Warren St., Unit 1, Hudson, NY 12534. For more information, call 315-661-2490. HUDSON – The annual Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District Tree Sale has begun. This sale offers bare root […]

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Clean Water Budget – – The Adirondack Almanac

Sunday, January 30, 2022 Clean water balance Governor Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal unveiled last week included major investments in clean water and an outline of how she envisioned the state spending a $4 billion environmental bond bill that will will be submitted for voter approval in November. The proposal included $500 million for drinking water […]

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Join the PCSWCD for a snowshoe event at the Law Farm

Contributed • January 27, 2022 DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District is excited to kick off its fifth annual Families Outdoor Series with Snowshoeing Adventure at Law Farm. The goal of the Families Outdoors Series is to provide families with fun, active and engaging opportunities to enjoy the outdoors together. DOVER-FOXCROFT […]

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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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Poultry farmers urged to prepare for bird flu

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is urging poultry farmers to remain vigilant and practice enhanced biosecurity on their farms after the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the wild birds of the Carolinas. During this time of year, migrating waterfowl that pass through Maryland are at […]

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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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Utica Shale Drilling Benefits Ohio | News, Sports, Jobs

Editor, News-Register: Austin Lakes RV Park and Cabins is nestled on 1,300 acres in Jefferson County, where we provide space for guests from everywhere to come and enjoy what nature has to offer. Over the years we have leased our land to various companies to enable natural gas and oil development while using the revenue […]

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Turning cover crops into a family business

On their farm in Miami County, Indiana, soil health and conservation are top priorities for Jon Reese and his daughter, Sarah Hanes. Reese started using cover crops almost 25 years ago. This passion has led to more than just using cover crops on their own farm. The father-daughter team continued to learn more about them. […]

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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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NRD reflects on 50 years | Farm and ranch

In 1969, the 80th unicameral created the Natural Resource Districts with the passage of Bill 1357. Left to right: Chester Ellis, president of the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Districts Association; Senator Maurice Kremer, Chairman of the Agriculture and Recreation Committee of the Nebraska Legislature; Governor Norbert Tiemann; Warren Patefield, past president of the Nebraska […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nominations begin Monday for the 2022 elections; See which races will be on your ballot

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Candidates who want to run for most local, state, federal or judicial office in 2022 can file for office from Monday December 6 to Friday December 17 at noon. At the county level, races that include the county commissioner, school board, sheriff and court clerk will be on the ballots in […]

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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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Mozingo Creek Watershed Landowners Attend Soil Conservation Meeting

At a meeting on November 16, about half of the landowners who own land within the 8,000-acre Mozingo Creek watershed heard about the cost-sharing programs available for the development of conservation practices on the lawn. from the Mozingo Lake Conference Center. The information meeting was planned by the Nodaway County Soil and Water Conservation District, […]

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Ross Swain and the Ellis Pond Sidekicks defend their beloved Silver Lake

Members of the Ellis Pond Sidekicks and the Lake Stewards of Maine pose at Roxbury Pond last summer during a vegetable paddle sponsored by Lake Stewards of Maine. The group discovered native and invasive aquatic plants in Maine. The event was chaired by Invasive Species Program Director Roberta Hill and Education and Outreach Coordinator Drew […]

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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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Chloride Pollution Top Concern for Minnesota’s Degraded Water | Wild news

It is proposed that over 70 water bodies in Scott and Carver counties be placed on Minnesota’s latest degraded water list. It is proposed to add Bevens Creek in Carver County, which empties into the Minnesota River, next year due to the presence of chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide. The creek, proposed to become Carver County’s […]

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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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$ 500,000 grant program will boost production of blueberry wine and other inventive uses of Maine’s special crops

Maine’s agricultural scene now has the money to become much more resilient. On Monday, the Mills Administration allocated a total of $ 492,039 to seven organizations in Maine to invest in innovative technologies and develop new markets for specialty crops in Maine, such as wild blueberries and potatoes. These grants were awarded under the U.S. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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$ 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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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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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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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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More VEEs found

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Health Department announced that two more mosquito samples collected last week in the city of West Monroe tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV). County and state health departments continue to work together to monitor the situation. Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang reminds people that “Although […]

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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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City Council: Athens Mayor Steve Patterson proclaims September 20 as the start of National Clean Energy Week in Athens

Athens city council discussed at its Monday night meeting the establishment of Clean Energy Week in Athens and the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in the city. The meeting began with an announcement from Councilor Sam Crowl of Ward D-3 that he is Pollution prevention week in Athens. Throughout the week, Ohio University and […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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Oklahoma Farm Report – Cattle Grazing Can Reduce Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint

Agricultural news Livestock grazing can reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint Mon, 23 Aug 2021 08:16:13 CDT In an article by Adam Russel for Simmental.org, he writes about cattle grazing to reduce carbon footprint .. see below .. Ruminant animals like livestock help maintain healthy soils and grasslands, and proper grazing management can reduce carbon emissions and […]

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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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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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The Outer Banks Voice – Dare Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for community conservation assistance program

Dare Soil and Water Conservation District Now Accepting Community Conservation Assistance Program Applications By story submitted on August 6, 2021 Applications are now open for the Community Conservation Assistance Program. County of Dare The Dare Soil and Water Conservation District has announced that it is now accepting applications for the Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP). […]

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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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County Board Holds Busy Session | Government

Houston County Commissioners had plenty of items on their plates on Tuesday, July 27. After further discussions on the likely future duties of the county environmental services manager, the board approved a 10-point “consent agenda” with a single vote. This list included launching a competitive search to fill the aforementioned director position with a permanent […]

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2022 Local Working Group Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) | New

The Blackford County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host a meeting of the 2022 Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Local Working Group at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 25 as that meeting of Microsoft teams. This is due to COVID-19. Karen Kitterman of the Blackford County Soil and Water Conservation District will help […]

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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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Q&A with ‘Defending Beef’ author Nicolette Hahn Niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman, a vegetarian and environmental lawyer turned cattle rancher, freed Defending beef: the arguments for sustainable protection in 2014. The manifesto called for a revolutionary food system involving livestock, which she believed was necessary for the restoration and future health of the planet and its people. Seven years later, she still believes it’s […]