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Cities and counties turn to forming barrels for water conservation

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

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Feeding the world without costing the earth | News

Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield are hosting national discussions on the sustainability of global food systems today (Monday 14 March 2022) at the Royal Society in London. University of Sheffield celebrates ‘healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people’ at Royal Society of the Institute for Sustainable Food event The […]

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

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

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

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

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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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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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We need better water management – Journal

PAKISTAN is struggling to achieve many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to water security. While many countries have turned to precision farming and other modern techniques to meet their needs, policymakers in Pakistan seem intent on continuing with outdated methods. Outdated techniques used for irrigation and water conservation not only waste precious water resources but […]

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River District addresses controversial water speculation bill

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

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Agricultural producers are the key to climate resilience

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

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Our view: December storms didn’t wash away the drought | Opinion

Heat from a wind-driven wildfire last weekend along the California coast between Monterey and Big Sur has dashed dreams that the state’s lingering drought has come to an end. Threatening 200 homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 500 residents, the unusual winter forest fire is expected to serve as a wake-up call that […]

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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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New limits on the grass, the coolers of the swamps: “We live in a desert. We should act like this’

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Changes are planned for the future of water use in the Las Vegas Valley. The board of directors of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) today passed two resolutions aimed at reducing water use. First, a limitation on turf, and second, restrictions on the installation of evaporative cooling systems – also […]

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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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Terrawatch: What the world can learn from the sinking of the Chinese city | Science

Fproblems and sinkholes are the norm in China’s Shanxi Province. Intensive agriculture combined with heavy charcoal production put enormous pressure on water resources and dried up the land, leaving Taiyuan City, with a population of 5 million, and its surroundings suffering from high rates of highest sag in the world. Pipelines, roads, bridges and railroads […]

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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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2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Amendment Approved

Live shores are accepted as a natural alternative to prevent erosion along the shores of estuaries. Photo: UNC The 2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan amendment has been approved and new official state recommendations to improve water quality and habitat can now be implemented. In unanimous decisions, the Coastal Resources Commission voted on November 10, the […]

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

Despite record rains in October, farmers in the Central Valley are still in shock to see their water supplies drastically reduced when the drought intensified last spring. Many farmers have been forced to pull up crops that can no longer be irrigated. Some have doubled or tripled their groundwater pumping as wells are drying up […]

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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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Mullaperiyar Dam under TN jurisdiction, says Min Duraimurugan, State Water Resources

Tamil Nadu Minister of Water Resources Duraimurugan said on Saturday that the Mullaperiyar Dam is entirely under the jurisdiction and control of Tamil Nadu. The minister further asserted that the dam is currently monitored, maintained and administered by the state government. Duraimurugan made the announcement after some news reports on Saturday reported that the dam […]

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

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

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

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

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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 reuse of water helps meet future needs. But we can do better.

With the state’s population skyrocketing, limited water resources, and global warming, water reuse is a growing but still underutilized solution to ensuring Texas has a clean and plentiful supply of water to long term. the last of the state water plan projects that direct reuse of non-potable water could produce up to 180,000 acre-feet of […]

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Colorado River Water Legal Dispute Settled | Agriculture

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

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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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‘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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Water resources department be equipped for agriculture

The Department of Water Resources will be equipped to respond further to the agricultural sector, said Minister of Water Resources Roshy Augustine. By recently launching the work of the Poolakkadavu bridge regulator here, the minister stressed that young people were starting to farm during the pandemic and that arid lands were being used. Therefore, the […]

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Cape Cod still faces drought as rest of state improves

Map courtesy of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. HYANNIS – The Cape Cod region still faces mild drought conditions despite higher rainfall rates recently, including Tropical Storm Elsa, according to the state’s executive office for energy and environmental affairs. All other parts of the Commonwealth have been declared to have returned to […]

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Dear Governor Cox, Utah needs tougher water conservation and harvesting measures – St George News

Image bank | Photo by zms / iStock / Getty Images Plus, St. George News NOTICE – I appreciate the recent executive actions of Governor Spencer Cox and his request for prayers to deal with the increasingly severe drought conditions in Utah. Governor Spencer Cox speaks in Cedar City, Utah on May 17, 2021 | […]

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

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

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

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