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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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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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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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A parched West remains divided over desalinated seawater

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

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

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

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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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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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Federal judge upholds $48 million award to Pomona in water pollution case – Daily Bulletin

A federal court judge last week dismissed an appeal from a foreign company found responsible for contaminating groundwater in the city of Pomona with a toxic chemical in a September 2021 jury decision. On January 27, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner denied a request for a new trial brought by the defendant, […]

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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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How the research project aims to improve the use of phosphate on farms

A research project investigating the role of phosphorus (P) in the UK food system has identified huge inefficiencies in its use, with a total of 138,000 tonnes of P going unused, wasted or lost each year in 2018. One of the three key areas associated with this loss was over-application of phosphorus, which results in […]

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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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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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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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WACF Achieves Distinguished National Water Quality Designation

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 6:52 PM SYRACUSE – The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) announced that the landmark Wawasee Inlets (WINS) Nutrient Study has helped achieve National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) designation for the Wawasee Inlets Watershed. Wawasee, making it a priority watershed for additional federal funding. This USDA’s first program focuses on partnerships between […]

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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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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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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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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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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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$ 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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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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National Water Policy and Action Plan for India 2020 – Part 1

Water is the very basis of life and the foundation of human survival and development. The sustainable and equitable use of water over the millennia has been ensured through cultural adaptation to water availability, through water conservation technologies, agricultural systems and adapted cultivation patterns to different climatic zones and lifestyles based on conservation. However, in […]

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Without essential context, the comparison of local public services is misleading

An Oct. 23 opinion piece by Gordie Brenne (“Another rate hike won’t solve WSSC’s structural problems”) questioning WSSC Water’s need for a 9% rate hike selectively pulled information from a survey comparing WSSC Water to regional utilities, including Bowie, Rockville, DC Water, Fairfax County Wastewater and Fairfax Water. Every utility is unique and the questionable […]

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Grant strengthens the grazing initiative that benefits farmers and the environment

New Grant strengthens the grazing initiative that benefits farmers and the environment November 01, 2021 Lush green pastures dotted with grazing cows are commonplace in Virginia. However, there is more of the strategy behind these grazing cows than most people know, such as the impact on land, water quality, and profitability of the farm. In […]

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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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What is the soil food web and how can it help your lawn?

Sally Scalera | For Florida TODAY Support local journalism: Find the offers for new subscribers on floridatoday.com/subscribe. Today’s article is about another way to grow plants. Not only will this information help you grow healthier plants, it will also benefit the Indian River Lagoon. The more urban green spaces (ie landscapes, parks, golf courses) are […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Georgia Power Highlights Waterway Conservation Efforts for Third Week of Environmental Awareness Month

In honor of the third week of Environmental Awareness Month in September, Georgia Power highlights its efforts to improve and protect Georgia streams and the species that live there, such as Shoal Bass. At Georgia Power, our projects are aimed at conservation, restoration and awareness, so that future generations have a thriving, healthy and beautiful […]

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Company develops oil and gas wastewater assets in Permian Basin

An oil and gas water treatment company bought the produced water infrastructure from Colgate Energy purchased from Occidental Petroleum last month. Houston-based WaterBridge Holdings announced the deal on September 10 that saw the company enter into a 15-year produced water management agreement for the entire acreage of oil producer Colgate in the Delaware Basin. , […]

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How does tile drainage work? Benefits for crops and environmental impacts

Underground drainage is a system of pipes installed underground to remove excess soil water from agricultural land. Just as irrigation is often required to provide water to soil and crops, drainage is important in many farming systems to prevent the soil from becoming supersaturated with water, which can damage crops and farm machinery. This network […]

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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 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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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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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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Department of Water Supply Calls for Water Conservation in West Maui | News, Sports, Jobs

WEST MAUI – Residents and businesses of West Maui served by the Maui County Water Supply Department are reminded to voluntarily conserve water while the Mahinahina water treatment facility undergoes upgrades . The installation is expected to be back online no later than August 6, 2021. The upgrades include the installation of a new UV […]

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

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