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Minnesota sweetens the pot to shift cropland into conservation 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Using a conservation program started last year, Minnesota is looking for landowners willing to permanently set aside farmland to improve water quality. Meet the Otter Tail County couple who were first to take advantage.
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Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land 5.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and […]
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Flooding and rising seas threaten America's oldest farmland 2.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some of the oldest farmland in America is on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. But as sea levels rise, saltwater is killing crops and threatening a way of life.
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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Good Job Destroying Wild Plants and Animals, Humans. Only 17 Percent Left to Go! 23.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet. The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according […]
A little extra global warming will mean a lot more habitat loss for plants and animals, study says 19.5.2018 LA Times: Science

What difference does half a degree Celsius of global warming make?

To many plants and animals, and especially insects, it could mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study.

In a paper published Thursday in Science, researchers report that limiting global warming to 1.5...

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How Water World has gardened with its patrons in mind — no matter how many legs they have 18.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Sanctuary, by definition means a place of refuge or safety, a nature reserve, which is what Hyland Hills Water World has created as the park has evolved over nearly 40 years.
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'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan embraces the 'new science' of psychedelics 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Author Michael Pollan, who experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, says: "I had an experience that was by turns frightening and ecstatic and weird."
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New public garden opens Sunday on former Haas estate in Villanova 9.5.2018 Philly.com News
Stoneleigh, the 42-acre Villanova estate belonging to the famously philanthropic Haas family, is the newest public garden in the Philadelphia region, which already calls itself - with more than 30 gardens within 30 miles of the city - "America's garden capital."
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Water a focus for growing northern Colorado communities 8.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Although Windsor owns enough water for all existing customers, town officials know more people are on the way.
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At U.S. parks and zoos, it’s prime time for baby animals 6.5.2018 Washington Post
Where visitors can see new arrivals including bison calves, white-tailed deer, grizzly bears, goats and storks.
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27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden 5.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.

If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:

1. Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it,...

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EU to 'completely ban' outdoor use of pesticides blamed for devastating bees 27.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Citing concerns for food production, the environment and biodiversity, the European Union moves to protect bees from a popular insecticide.
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Pennsylvania is planting 10 million trees to curb pollution in waterways 24.4.2018 Philly.com News
A collaborative partnership of Pennsylvania officials ad environmental groups plan an ambitious goal of planting 10 million trees in Pennsylvania over the next few years. The trees will be planted along streams an streest as a cost-effecitve way to protect waterways, prevent erosion, and cleanse drinking water sources.
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Watch what you plant: Some native seed mixes contaminated with invasive weed 24.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The seed mixes are used for conservation land and pollinator habitat. But some of those seeds contain an aggressive weed called Palmer amaranth.
Report shows Midwest's most 'climate resilient' landscapes 23.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The latest report from the Nature Conservancy focuses on different locations' capacity to support a variety of species despite climate change.
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To Regreen Rwanda, Empower Farmers. Here Are 5 Ways to Begin 19.4.2018 WRI Stories
To Regreen Rwanda, Empower Farmers. Here Are 5 Ways to Begin Comments|Add Comment|PrintMinister of Environment Hon. Vincent Biruta at a restoration project in Rwanda. Flickr/LAFREC Project Budding 19-foot stalks of vibrant bitterleaf catch the eye on Rwandan farmer Patricie Nyirabahinzi's half-hectare plot of thriving land. The tall shrub, Vernonia amygdalina, is native to Rwanda, but is now a rare sight in the country's drought-prone east. Ten years ago, Nyirabahinzicould find native shrubs... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Turtles Have Led Us to Their Secret Seagrass Meadows 14.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Far from shore, the ocean floor is more than an unbroken swath of sand and mud: It can be blanketed with lush, green carpets of seagrass. These wavy expanses are biodiversity hotspots and have significant ecological benefits, but because so little of […]
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Here’s How to Mourn a Bird, a Butterfly, a Bat, or any Endangered Species You Love 14.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. An oversized paper mâché sunflower rose like a pale moon against the dusk of a central Brighton park. Amid the shivering group of 30 people on the chilly south coast of England, a funereal gong sounded. Several faces were hidden behind self-made bat […]
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A grass-roots movement for healthy soil spreads among farmers 10.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
America's farmers are digging soil like never before. A movement for "regenerative agriculture" is dedicated to building healthier soil and could even lead to a new eco-label on food.
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