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Why California should turn down Trump’s offer to raise Shasta Dam 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If the Trump administration wanted to increase California’s water supply by the most cost-effective means possible, it would immediately drop its attempt to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet.

It would instead put $1.5 billion — the cost of the proposed Shasta enlargement, in 2019 dollars — toward a...

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Eataly Las Vegas opens Manzo, a restaurant that's all about the beef 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

With Wednesday’s opening of Manzo, Eataly Las Vegas gives fans a fresh dining option at the Italian food emporium inside Park MGM. The casual restaurant with a more muted atmosphere stands in contrast to the bustle of Eataly’s marketplace just steps away.

Manzo, the Italian word for beef, made...

You may be surprised to learn which two countries are making the globe a lot greener 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Satellite images show the amount of green vegetation on Earth increasing, despite deforestation. But some of the added greenery has a down side.
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In India’s fast-growing cities, a grassroots effort to save the trees 6.2.2019 Energy & Climate |
Densely populated megacities in the developing world, which are most in need of tree cover, often have the least.
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For Small Businesses in Africa, Climate Resilience Is an Economic Opportunity 5.2.2019 WRI Stories
For Small Businesses in Africa, Climate Resilience Is an Economic Opportunity Comments|Add Comment|PrintHerders with cattle in Tigray, Ethiopia. Mohammed Bakarr / GEF Africa is home to a growing number of entrepreneurs who see business opportunities in sustainable agriculture and forestry. This is an opportune time to invest in nature-based ventures, partly because African governments have committed to restoring 100 million hectares (247 million acres) of degraded land by 2030. Restoring land... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Actress Lucy Liu cuts loose from longtime Craftsman home in Studio City 2.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Lucy Liu has sold her Studio City home of nearly two decades, but it was hardly a killing for the “Kill Bill” and “Charlie’s Angels” star.

The actress’ Fryman Canyon estate closed before Christmas for $3.06 million, or about $1.14 million less than what she first listed the property for last summer...

Justin Rose plays to his strengths to take lead at Torrey Pines 26.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

If a golf course and player were seemingly made for each other, Justin Rose and the Torrey Pines South Course should have always been a happy couple.

Narrow fairways, deep rough, and tucked pins that beckon a disastrous miss — they are conditions that are advantageous elements for a supreme ball...

'I’m Proud to Have Brought the Rain Back:' Reforestation Revives Cambodian Mountains 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

During the 12th century, people came to Kulen mountain, a sacred place associated with fertility, to cut huge chunks of stone that would have to be hauled down by elephants. In recent decades, despite Kulen becoming a protected area, people have come not just to pick the sweet lychee fruits but to cut trees to sell for luxury hardwood or charcoal in towns further down.

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What to do in the garden in January? Plenty. Here are 26 ideas 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Happy 2019! Let’s make some resolutions so we’ll all have more colorful, productive, water-wise, sustainable and edible gardens this year.

1. Watch the weather forecast: When there’s rain, be sure your irrigation system is on pause. There’s no reason to water if the soil is already saturated. To...

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Trump’s executive order will cut more forest trees; CU Boulder professor says “we can’t log our way out of the fire problem” 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
With a partial government shutdown looming, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order that expands logging on public land on the grounds that it will curb deadly wildfires.
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Bamboo: Malawi’s Unexpected Tool for Climate Change Resilience 4.1.2019 WRI Stories
Bamboo: Malawi’s Unexpected Tool for Climate Change Resilience Comments|Add Comment|PrintAfriBam’s giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper) nursery in central Malawi. Photo by Caroline Gagné/WRI Hundreds of rows of giant bamboo grow about an hour outside of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. It’s an unexpected sight—Malawi has lost nearly 10 percent of its forests since 2001, and bamboo isn’t even native to the country. But that’s exactly the reason Grant Blumrick knew he had to start the AfriBam... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Here’s how California can use fire to solve its wildfire problem 20.12.2018 LA Times: Science

If California wants to get out in front of its wildfire problem, scientists have some clear but counterintuitive advice: Start more forest fires.

Decades of research shows that lighting fires under safe conditions not only clears out the dead plants and thick underbrush that fuel many severe wildfires,...

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Malawi is Putting its Money Where its Forests Are 13.12.2018 WRI Stories
Malawi is Putting its Money Where its Forests Are Comments|Add Comment|PrintMalawian youth will plant fruit trees and bamboo and learn how to manage their local forests. Photo by Sabin Ray/WRI Nearly all – 96 percent -- of Malawi’s rapidly growing population depends on wood or charcoal for cooking. Meanwhile, land is continuously being cleared to grow crops, since nearly 80 percent of Malawians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. As in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, these two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Your Christmas tree has an environmental footprint. Here's how to minimize it 5.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's no clear answer on whether real or artificial trees are best -- minimizing impact depends on how each person purchases and disposes of their tree.
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Barbary macaques – threatened and unique. 5.12.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
How can you describe the threats existing to species, both large and small? Using the highly-threatened primates, we can perhaps see how they have contrived to exist until the current time. Then we can better understand just how we can prevent factors simply wiping them from the face of the earth, often through ignorance, lack of care, prejudice and of course the universal profit motive. Conservation begins in our minds, but demands much more than that.
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Fast-tracking logging on federal lands may not lessen wildfire risk 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The current version of the Farm Bill includes House-backed provisions that would streamline logging projects on federal land. The administration argues logging could mitigate wildfire risk.
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Thanks to science, you can eat an apple every day 26.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After harvest, apples can be stored for months in controlled atmosphere storage rooms where the temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity levels are adjusted to put them into hibernation.
Burning to solve climate change: The BECCS paradox 14.11.2018 Small Business |
For land rights and justice, the international climate solution is controversial.
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Home Depot is coming full circle 14.11.2018 Small Business |
The home improvement giant is building the circular economy into the built environment.
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Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again 27.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Owners of forest land along the Florida Panhandle and beyond are grappling with at least $1.6 billion in timber losses after Hurricane Michael.
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