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Federal approval of oil well at Carrizo Plain National Monument sparks outrage 18.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Federal Bureau of Land Management has approved oil drilling in Carrizo Plain National Monument, sparking outrage among conservationists.

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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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An unexpected ripple effect of COVID-19: Important work to restore parts of Cook County forest preserves is put on hold 24.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Woodland restoration work in a forest preserve near Orland Park and similar work elsewhere across Cook County is halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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California poppy bloom tempts visitors to break coronavirus stay-at-home order 23.4.2020 LA Times: Health

A bloom of California poppies springs up in the Antelope Valley,enticing visitors stuck at home. But the live cam is your best bet, officials say.

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ESA announces 2020 Award Recipients and 2019 Student Awards 16.4.2020 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2020 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession during the Society’s Annual Meeting August 2-7.  ESA is weighing whether to hold an in person meeting in Salt Lake City that includes a virtual option or ...
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Scientists say Joshua trees may warrant listing as a threatened species 14.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The California Fish and Game Commission will decide in June whether to declare the tree a candidate for listing.

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Get inspired by gorgeous gardens at these 2020 spring garden tours 11.3.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Stroll and get inspired at 2020 Southern California garden tours.

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ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients 2.3.2020 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is honored to announce this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) recipients. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training in Washington, D.C. before they meet lawmakers. ESA selected twelve students to receive the award: Tiffany L. Betras (University of ...
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Gardening Calendar: Classes on raised beds, composting, herbs and finding native bees 27.2.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gardening Calendar: How to find native bees and build raised beds

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Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse habitat 23.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.

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Latest woes for Boeing's grounded 737 Max: Predatory falcons and pigeon corpses 19.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The falcons are messy eaters. After they dive-bomb their prey, severed heads, wings and feet plop onto the factory floor and a lunch area, soon followed by feathers.

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What you'll be wearing this fall, according to New York Fashion Week 15.2.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Draped capes, a bouquet of florals and an emphasis on sustainability are among New York Fashion Week's top takeaways. You'll likely see versions of these trends in stores and online later this year.

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Some Midwest farmers see hope in Democrats' climate platforms 7.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A small group of farmers in Iowa believe they’ve influenced the field of Democratic presidential candidates to focus more on climate change and how agriculture can be part of the solution to global warming.
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Bumblebees are disappearing because of extreme heat 7.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New research shows that climate change and habitat loss are causing widespread decline among bumblebees in North America and Europe — and putting ecosystems that depend on these pollinators at risk.
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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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Plant-based foods are booming, but we need sustainable meat, too. 7.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Plant-based foods are booming, but we need sustainable meat, too.
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Silverswords may be gone with the wind – shifts in trade winds, that is 27.12.2019 EcoTone
A rare, iconic Hawai’ian plant faces hardships as climate change affects trade winds Silversword plants of Hawai’i are unique to the Maui’s Haleakalā volcano summit area and to the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the Big Island. Each volcanic mountain has its own unique type of silversword. The Haleakalā species – known by ...
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4 Ways Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change and Generate Income 6.12.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change and Generate Income Comments|Add Comment|PrintFarmers working on an integrated system in a farm in Paraiba Valley, Sao Paulo. The system combine crops (a native species similar to potato and corn) with palm trees. Photo by Bruno Calixto/WRI Brasil Climate change poses a real threat to farmers around the world. Agriculture is highly dependent on good weather, including high and low temperatures, rainfall, wind intensity, and many other variables.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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What a Bloomberg Candidacy Could Mean for Climate 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. This weekend, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg entered the presidential race in classic billionaire style: by buying up $30 million worth of TV ads. Bloomberg’s late-stage entry has sent a jolt through the Democratic primary. Will it […]
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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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