User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Plants
Last updated: Nov 20 2019 21:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Report: Minnesota is improving pollinator protections, but more work to be done 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota state agencies are taking steps to protect pollinators. But a report to the Environmental Quality Board indicates there’s more work to be done on improving pollinator habitat, reducing the use of pesticides harmful to insects and expanding public support for bees and butterflies.
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Greeley’s meat packing plant broke regulations on water discharge for 5 years 19.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
For 60 consecutive months, the JBS Swift plant in Greeley failed to meet state and federal guidelines for the water it discharged from a holding pond near its slaughterhouse.
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In the Sierra, scientists bet on 'survivor' trees to withstand drought and climate change 18.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Sierra Nevada forests are vital for California's water supply and wildlife, but are under siege from drought, beetles and climate change. Can scientists use drought-surviving trees to build more resilient forests?

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Colorado fossil trove shows life’s fast recovery after big extinction 24.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A remarkable trove of fossils from Colorado has revealed details of how mammals grew larger and plants evolved after the cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs.
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After more than a century, agriculture is still alive in Boulder thanks to farm-to-table restaurants 20.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A lot has changed since farms and ranches were flourishing more than a century ago in Boulder County. But amid the ever-expanding urbanization, pockets of agriculture are still alive and thriving.
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Minnesota begins to explore climate solutions in corn, soybean farming 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A new analysis shows a range of agricultural practices can reduce greenhouse gas emissions — and help improve water quality at the same time.
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Border wall rising in Arizona, raises concerns among conservationists, Native tribes 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native tribes in the area are not appeased.
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Giving away free buckwheat plants to help save the butterflies in Orange County 4.10.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

What's happening on So Cal's gardening scene? How about smart landscaping ideas and four giveaways of California native buckwheat seedlings to support endangered butterfly species

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It's fall, which means it's prime plant sale time in Southern California 4.10.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Fall is the best time to plant in SoCal, so check out these upcoming plant sales.

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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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Invasive Palmer amaranth discovered in Houston County 30.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
First discovered in Lyon and Yellow Medicine counties in 2016, the invasive weed has now been found in eight counties statewide.
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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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Trump's border wall reportedly threatens 22 archaeological sites in Arizona 19.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

An internal report obtained by the Washington Post found that several archaeological sites at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument "likely will be wholly or partially destroyed by forthcoming border fence construction."

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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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Illegal cannabis farms still scarring public lands, two years after Prop. 64 29.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly two years after California voters approved Prop. 64, illegal marijuana grows are continuing in the state's national forests, predominantly the work of Mexican drug traffickers.

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Trump Administration Releases Revisions that Endanger the Endangered Species Act 12.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Administration Releases Revisions that Endanger the Endangered Species Act
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Plants Will Get Boost From Rising CO2 Emissions but Only for Another 80 Years, Scientists Warn 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Forests "aren't, and won't be, a substitute for the first order of business—cutting fossil fuel emissions," the co-author of the study told Newsweek.
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Planting Trees Is Good. Eliminating Deforestation is Better. 9.8.2019 Mother Jones
Every year, an estimated 15 billion trees are chopped down across the planet to make room for agricultural and urban lands and other uses. We’ve cut down so many, in fact, that what’s left is about half of the number of trees that the Earth supported before the rise of human civilization, and scientists warn […]
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The Big Picture: What Sustains Biodiversity 7.8.2019 EcoTone
Guest post originally published by NCEAS. The synthesis working groups described in this post were funded in 2016 and 2017. The LTER Network Office recently released a new call for synthesis proposals with a deadline of October 23. Eligibility is not limited to members of the LTER Network, although the synthesis must draw on LTER ...
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