User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Conservation :: Restoration
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Louisiana’s Coast is Front-and-Center at First Hearing of US House Select Committee on Climate Crisis 8.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Louisiana’s Coast is Front-and-Center at First Hearing of US House Select Committee on Climate Crisis
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PODCAST: Changing the Dynamics of Land Degradation Throughout Latin America 3.4.2019 WRI Stories
PODCAST: Changing the Dynamics of Land Degradation Throughout Latin America Comments|Add Comment|PrintConsidering the miro tree in Costa Rica. Flickr/World Resources Institute. Photo by Aaron Minnick. For most projects, restoring 20 million hectares (49 million acres) of forest sounds like enough. But Walter Vergara, coordinator of Initiative 20x20, describes that as only their "short-term" goal. The long-term goal is even more ambitious: to change the dynamics of land degradation throughout... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Western Monarch Butterfly Report Identifies Urgent Opportunities for Conservation 2.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Western Monarch Butterfly Report Identifies Urgent Opportunities for Conservation
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The Salton Sea is a disaster in the making. California isn't doing anything to stop it 29.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s largest internal body of water is steadily drying up, exposing a lake bed that threatens to trigger toxic dust storms and exacerbate already high levels of asthma and other respiratory diseases in Southern California.

Yet there is something about the Salton Sea that leads many lawmakers...

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3 Ways Well-Intentioned Forest Laws and Their Enforcement Can Block Restoration 27.3.2019 WRI Stories
3 Ways Well-Intentioned Forest Laws and Their Enforcement Can Block Restoration Comments|Add Comment|PrintA woman sorting plants in Guatemala. Flickr/USAID Biodiversity & Forestry Picture a Guatemalan landholder who wants to put her land to good use. She plants her trees, waits for them to grow. She even receives a government subsidy for restoring her previously degraded land. Her trees remove carbon from the air, help clean the local river and provide habitat for many native birds. Yet when... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Planting trees only works if the restored forests stand for more than 10 or 20 years 20.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Ecological resoration is supposed to help damaged and deforested ecosystems recover — but early-stage forests aren't the same as mature ones.
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Unprecedented Repeat Opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway Underscores Need to Manage Mississippi River Differently 27.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Unprecedented Repeat Opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway Underscores Need to Manage Mississippi River Differently
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Unprecedented Repeat Opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway Underscores Need to Manage Mississippi River Differently 27.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Unprecedented Repeat Opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway Underscores Need to Manage Mississippi River Differently
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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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The Green New Deal would boost the restoration economy. What does that mean? 19.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Few are paying attention to a thriving $25 billion economy that's already supporting more than 200,000 jobs outside of renewable energy. These 11 points clear up misconceptions and myths.
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Strategic Marsh Creation Can Make a Big Difference in the Barataria Basin 14.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Strategic Marsh Creation Can Make a Big Difference in the Barataria Basin
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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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Erin Brockovich’s Town Is Still Toxic—and Nearly Abandoned 31.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was a sweltering, 117-degree July day in Hinkley, California. The surface of the 13-mile highway east to Barstow had become an asphalt skillet, and the town’s lone recreational feature, a children’s playscape, stood shining and unused like a monument to the […]
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Why We Endorse the #GreenNewDeal, and How We Plan to Support It 24.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) fully endorses the Green New Deal (GND) as the most promising policy-level vehicle for achieving the large-scale transition to an organic, regenerative food and farming system, while at the same time cleaning up the environment, advancing social justice, restoring urban and rural food and economic security, and restabilizing the climate. We believe the GND’s potential to achieve its goals hinges on whether its architects and proponents craft, support and fully fund programs and policies that will rapidly scale up both the transition to renewable energy alternatives and the transition to organic regenerative agriculture and land-use and land-restoration practices. To achieve these large-scale transitions will require the public support and political will to confront the corporate dominance of our democracy, perpetuated by lawmakers who take campaign donations from the fossil fuel and industrial agribusiness industries. Absent the necessary political will, we must ...
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Governor’s Announcements Demonstrate Progress on Louisiana’s Coast 24.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Governor’s Announcements Demonstrate Progress on Louisiana’s Coast
Commitment of Louisiana State Funds to Coastal Priorities Is Necessary in Face of Urgent Crisis 23.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Commitment of Louisiana State Funds to Coastal Priorities Is Necessary in Face of Urgent Crisis
'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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Coastal Groups Praise Decision to Maximize Land-Building of Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion 17.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coastal Groups Praise Decision to Maximize Land-Building of Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion
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Coastal Groups Praise Decision to Maximize Land-Building of Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion 16.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coastal Groups Praise Decision to Maximize Land-Building of Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion
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Big Thompson River restoration underway in west Loveland 14.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A $4 million project to improve the habitat in and around the Big Thompson River and make the waterway itself more resilient to flooding is underway in west Loveland.
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