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DNR reviews impacts of farmer’s plan to irrigate cropland in Pineland Sands 7.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Farmer Tim Nolte wants to irrigate about 300 acres to grow hay and other crops, and graze his cattle. But the request has gotten caught up in a larger debate over the conversion of forests to potato fields in the region, which covers Wadena, Cass, Becker and Hubbard counties in north-central Minnesota.
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Temporary Bureau of Land Management director to continue through May 5 7.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
GRAND JUNCTION) -- The temporary head of the federal Bureau of Land Management is expected to continue overseeing the agency for another month.
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Want to Help the US Economy? Rethink the Trillion Trees Act 7.4.2020 WRI Stories
Want to Help the US Economy? Rethink the Trillion Trees Act Comments|Add Comment|PrintWith proper investment, a tree restoration program could create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs. Photo by Simon Williams/The Nature Conservancy. As the spread of COVID-19 sickens thousands of Americans and pushes the U.S. economy into recession, Congress is working around the clock to provide resources to healthcare workers and relief to workers and industries facing economic hardship. That remains our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: April 6, 2020 6.4.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Lawmakers Provide Additional Funding for Science Agencies in CARES Act, Funding Agencies Release New Guidance NSF receives $76 million for coronavirus grants. EPA Reduces Enforcement Activities, Extends Comment Period for “Transparency in Science” Rule by 30 Days The comment period for the proposed rule closes May 18. Executive Branch NSF Director France ...
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There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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What's open and closed this weekend? Trails, parks, beaches in Southern California 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Amid coronavirus restrictions, tips for walking, hiking, cycling, running near home

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The growing movement to help farmers reduce pollution and make a profit 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In Pennsylvania, an innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.
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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps.
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Look for the green bond label 1.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Certification and labeling schemes are important for diversifying the investor base, clarifying market signals and responding to investor demands.
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Since galleries are closed, we decided to bring this exhibit to you 31.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Here's artists Sushe and Tracy Felix's "Invisible Horizons" at William Havu Gallery
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Colorado’s decision to shut down ski resorts over coronavirus seems obvious now. Should it have come sooner? 31.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado shut down skiing in Colorado just as the spring break rush was starting -- and just before coronavirus cases skyrocketed across the high country, suggesting earlier closures could have reduced mountain towns' exposure.
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3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus — even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks.
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California got 170 broken ventilators from feds; Silicon Valley is fixing them, Newsom says 29.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the U.S. government sent L.A. County broken ventilators, so a Silicon Valley company is fixing them.

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Why are some Native Americans fighting efforts to decriminalize peyote? 29.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Some Native Americans are deeply offended by a movement to decriminalize peyote along with other psychedelic plants.

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Citing coronavirus, EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws 27.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Citing coronavirus safety concerns, the EPA has temporarily suspended enforcement of environmental laws.

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'This is my Vitamin C — community': The meaning of public spaces amid social distancing 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Even as people are told to stay home, many in Southern California seek out public spaces — beaches, hiking trails, sidewalks, parks — for relief.

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Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink, report says 27.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Local farmers could be part of the key to helping to prevent extinction.
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Minnesota Supreme Court agrees to hear PolyMet permit appeal 26.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In January, the Minnesota Court of Appeals gave environmentalists a major victory by rejecting some of the most important permits for the planned mine.
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Policy News: March 23, 2020 24.3.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Requests Research Funding in Pandemic Response Legislation, Extension for NSF Grant Deadlines Congress considers third COVID-19 bill. White House instructs federal agencies to provide short-term administrative relief for grantees. Webinar: What You Need to Know about the Nagoya Protocol, Access, and Benefit-sharing When Planning Your Research Webinar will be held on ...
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Davi Yanomami warns uncontacted Yanomami in Brazil “could soon be exterminated” 24.3.2020 Survival International
© Guilherme Gnipper Trevisan/FUNAI/Hutukara Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami leader and shaman has made an urgent statement warning that a group of uncontacted Yanomami “could soon be exterminated” if the Brazilian authorities do not act now to remove goldminers working illegally on the tribe’s land. He says the group, known as the Moxihatatea, are in grave danger: “They have fled many times. But now, they can no longer run away and are surrounded by violent miners who wanted to take revenge by shooting at them with shotguns. “I am very concerned. Perhaps they will soon be exterminated… The miners will undoubtedly destroy them all by killing them with their shotguns and their illnesses, their malaria, their pneumonia.” The statement was delivered before the coronavirus pandemic hit the headlines; the virus hugely adds to the danger posed by thousands of outsiders inside the Yanomami territory. Davi highlights the risks posed to other uncontacted Yanomami communities who are also at great risk from the miners: ...
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