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Artist Vivek Vilasini farms the land - The National

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:48

The National

Artist Vivek Vilasini farms the land
The National
Vilasini's thoughts on sustainability come out in short bursts, and tend to remain unfinished; he barely gets to the end of a discussion on the pre-Colombian charcoal use and carbon sequestration when he is on to butterfly diversity, which is itself ...

What's wrong with planting lots of trees in Co. Leitrim? - Agriland

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 11:04

Agriland

What's wrong with planting lots of trees in Co. Leitrim?
Agriland
I have to take issue with MEP Marian Harkin's assertion that private forestry development and large-scale tree planting in places like Co. Leitrim will erode the fabric of the communities that live in these areas. The doomsday scenario that she ...

Conservation fund applications due March 2 | Cape Gazette - CapeGazette.com

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 08:37

Conservation fund applications due March 2 | Cape Gazette
CapeGazette.com
Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Through CSP, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service helps private landowners build their business while...

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Letters to the editor: Jan. 22, 2018 - MyStatesman.com

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 06:00

Letters to the editor: Jan. 22, 2018
MyStatesman.com
Given the unprecedented destruction of Hurricane Harvey, fueled by seawater temperatures 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal, I'm dismayed that only one of the 36 Texas representatives charged with protecting our welfare signed this letter. We've ...

USDA Program Hopes To Improve Agriculture Production In Oregon - Patch.com

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:46

USDA Program Hopes To Improve Agriculture Production In Oregon
Patch.com
... and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and fish and wildlife habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. CSP also encourages the adoption of ...
Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship ProgramScottsbluff Star Herald
Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers Through Conservation Stewardship ProgramCape May County Herald

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USDA offers private landowners conservation grants - Ravalli Republic

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:11

Ravalli Republic

USDA offers private landowners conservation grants
Ravalli Republic
... for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on ...

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Royal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy Bandwagon - nwitimes.com

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:20

nwitimes.com

Royal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy Bandwagon
nwitimes.com
The company has intentionally stayed out of wind and solar, and has focused investment in alternative energy in fuels and carbon sequestration, although with very little commercial success. With major competitors Total, Shell, and BP investing billions ...

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Royal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy Bandwagon - Madison.com

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:16

Madison.com

Royal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy Bandwagon
Madison.com
The company has intentionally stayed out of wind and solar, and has focused investment in alternative energy in fuels and carbon sequestration, although with very little commercial success. With major competitors Total, Shell, and BP investing billions ...

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Royal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy Bandwagon - Motley Fool

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:46

Royal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy Bandwagon
Motley Fool
One oil company's name is notably absent from the renewable energy business: ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM). The company has intentionally stayed out of wind and solar, and has focused investment in alternative energy in fuels and carbon sequestration, although ...

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Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program - Scottsbluff Star Herald

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 07:03

Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program
Scottsbluff Star Herald
CSP also encourages the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and new management techniques such as precision agriculture applications, on-site carbon storage and planting for high carbon sequestration rate, and new soil amendments to improve water ...

Nature is all around us in the city - Irish Times

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:01

Irish Times

Nature is all around us in the city
Irish Times
Increasing recognition of the value of wetlands for flood mitigation, water purification, carbon sequestration and recreation now offers a slim hope that we may see a reversal of a centuries-old trend of increasing degradation and move towards the ...

Clean energy would benefit Oregon - The Register-Guard

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:43

Clean energy would benefit Oregon
The Register-Guard
... for Oregonians, and end fossil fuel dependence. The Clean Energy Jobs Bill does just that, with a cap-and-invest strategy that targets major carbon pollution emitters and invests substantially in climate resilience projects in affected rural ...

Assistance available to producers through Conservation Stewardship Program - Farm Forum

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:52

Assistance available to producers through Conservation Stewardship Program
Farm Forum
WASHINGTON – Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Through CSP, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build ...

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IUCN: Invasive Species and Climate Change - Island Conservation News

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:04

IUCN: Invasive Species and Climate Change
Island Conservation News
For example native tree species should be used for carbon sequestration or erosion control rather than introduced species such as Acacia or Eucalyptus occurring outside their native range. Climate change should also be explicitly incorporated into risk ...

CSP looking to help landowners - Foster's Daily Democrat

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:10

CSP looking to help landowners
Foster's Daily Democrat
... for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on ...

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Assistance available to agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program - Winchester Herald Chronicle

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:09

Assistance available to agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program
Winchester Herald Chronicle
... for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on ...

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How would Oregon's cap and trade system work? - The Columbian

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:16

How would Oregon's cap and trade system work?
The Columbian
It also creates a market for offset projects, so a forest landowner in Oregon could sell the carbon sequestration credits from not cutting down trees. Buying an offset credit may be a cheaper option for companies that need to reduce their emissions or ...

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How would Oregon's cap and trade system work? - The Columbian

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:16

How would Oregon's cap and trade system work?
The Columbian
It also creates a market for offset projects, so a forest landowner in Oregon could sell the carbon sequestration credits from not cutting down trees. Buying an offset credit may be a cheaper option for companies that need to reduce their emissions or ...

Forestry targets are doomed to failure if farmers' concerns are not addressed - Independent.ie

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:05

Independent.ie

Forestry targets are doomed to failure if farmers' concerns are not addressed
Independent.ie
Forestry and its role in carbon sequestration is an obvious part of any solution to the problem of emissions produced by agriculture. This is especially true in Ireland where the Food Wise 2025 targets and our dairy boom has placed the farming sector ...

Here's How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii - Honolulu Civil Beat

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:15

Honolulu Civil Beat

Here's How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii
Honolulu Civil Beat
... Wildlife administrator, said climate change is threatening Hawaii's forests, the source of fresh water for the state's 1.4 million residents and nearly 10 million tourists who visit the islands each year. And disease-carrying mosquitoes have been ...

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