User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Specific Organisms :: Plants
Last updated: Jun 09 2020 09:15 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The border wall threatens decades of binational wildlife conservation 8.6.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Binational groups are preserving migratory corridors and restoring degraded areas in the Borderlands. Will the landscape be severed?
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Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now 6.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now William Ginn Sat, 06/06/2020 - 02:00 This is an excerpt from " Valuing Nature " by William J. Ginn. Copyright 2020 William J. Ginn. Reproduced here with permission from Island Press, Washington, D.C.  Resistance to change is universal. For example, despite more than 30 years of good science and best practices that support conservation agriculture in the United States, less than 5 percent of U.S. soy, wheat, and corn farmers use cover crops, and only 25 percent have adopted crop rotation and conservation tillage practices, even though the country is losing more than 10 billion tons of soil each year as well as more than $50 billion in social and environmental benefits. One challenge is the increasing percentage of farms owned by investors who lease land year to year to the highest bidder, which gives farmers little incentive to invest in conservation practices that might take years to be fully realized. Nevertheless, [The Nature ...
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Misrepresenting traditional knowledge during COVID-19 is dangerous 23.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Indigenous scholars say claims of herbal cures amounts to malpractice.
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Oregon elk vex landowners and game managers 3.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The herd are wary of recreationalists, unwelcome at the refuge and eating into profits.
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Restricting trade in endangered species can backfire, triggering market booms 27.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
Consumer purchases no longer trigger market booms. Speculative investments do.
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Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp 24.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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Is 3D printing part of the future for meat alternatives? 27.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new report shows how some companies and academic research labs are applying extrusion, 3D printing and cellular agriculture to produce meat alternatives.
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‘This is a human tragedy and an ecological tragedy’ 22.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
At a protest in Organ Pipe, border communities fight Trump’s wall.
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Gunnison sage grouse are vulnerable to climate chaos 3.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The dancing birds are especially susceptible to changing weather patterns, which is bad news going forward.
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Danone cultivates multinational effort to restore biodiversity 2.10.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
What’s at stake: the future of farming.
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From the farm to the restaurant, how people are investing in regenerative agriculture 27.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Farming itself could regenerate the land — but it might take both public and private sectors to achieve success.
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Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide? 20.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
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Border wall construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a travesty 29.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The barrier divides the monument and nearby wildlife refuges.
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Growing change: Can agriculture be good for the climate? 2.8.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Regenerative farming practices can promote soil fertility. They also have the potential to build economic resilience on farms by buffering the risk from threats such as pests, diseases and climate shocks.
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The West’s worst fires aren’t burning in forests 13.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Range fires get bigger every year, threatening sagebrush habitat and rural towns.
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After nearly going extinct, Washington’s pygmy rabbits need room to grow 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Recovering the endangered rabbits will test society’s willingness to let nature reclaim a landscape.
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Coastal recovery and resilience: bringing a damaged wetland back to life 31.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
An ambitious wetlands restoration project is underway on Delaware Bay, where scientists are using innovative methods to revive a badly damaged salt marsh.
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We’re destroying the biodiversity we depend on 6.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new U.N. study shows that up to 1 million species risk extinction because humans use up nature much faster than it can be replenished.
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Western forests have a ‘fire debt’ problem 3.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy.
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Is an 'insect apocalypse' actually happening? 3.5.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Humans are having oustize impacts on biodiversity — they must reverse it before it's too late.
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