Tag: Farm Bill

The Green Buzz: Monday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2013

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There’s a lot of green news to report on today, so let’s get started.

  1. The U.S. crushed its stockpiles of ivory on Friday in a message to wildlife criminals: Stop. (National Geographic)
  2. Deforestation is still a major problem around the globe as these crushing satellite photos show. (Grist)
  3. The world’s oldest creature was born shortly after Columbus discovered America (and was killed by the scientists studying it). (The Telegraph)
  4. A top UN official says to keep coal in the ground if we want to stop global warming. (New York Times)
  5. An Iowa Rep’s amendment to the Farm Bill could be the end of humane farming standards. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2013

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Today we’ve got some news about tomorrow’s green news…

  1. President Obama will unveil his plan to curb the effects of climate change in a speech tomorrow. (New York Times)
  2. Aww! Giant panda twins born in China. (BBC News)
  3. Do you know the worst wildfires in U.S. history? (MNN)
  4. The Farm Bill has failed in the U.S. House; current spending on farm programs expires on September 30. (Bloomberg)
  5. Phillipines destroys loads of ivory to discourage poaching and trafficking. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2013

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We’ve got some interesting news on the climate change front this morning.

  1. America has its first climate change refugees. (Grist)
  2. The Farm Bill has been approved by the House. (Huffington Post)
  3. What’s blue, provides over 80 percent of U.S. fresh water, and is suffering? The Great Lakes. (MNN)
  4. They’re supposed to protect the rhinos, but the black market is creating poachers out of park rangers. (NPR)
  5. Looks like the bond between human and dog may be deeper than we thought. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2013

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The green news this morning has me wanting to move to Norway.

  1. Say what? They have so little garbage because folks recycle so much that yes, Oslo is importing trash. (TreeHugger)
  2. The Exxon Pegasus pipeline has leaked again, this time in Missouri. (Huffington Post)
  3. Who paid for the effects of the horrible drought last summer? You did. (NPR)
  4. This general is back at war — this time, fighting rhino poachers in South Africa. (Bloomberg)
  5. The first county in the nation has banned all drilling and fracking. (Grist)

Ken Burns’ ‘Dust Bowl’ a Cautionary Tale

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Ken Burns called the Dust Bowl “one of the great cautionary tales of all time.” We learned, then, about the need to care for nature. Are we so absorbed today by political division that we cannot or will not heed nature’s latest warnings?

Its History of Conservation Success Makes America Exceptional

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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While conservation in America has changed over the years, one this is clear: the conservation of our natural resources is a foundation for the American way of life.

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Reauthorization of the Farm Bill is critical to the health and well-being of our country’s lands and waters, farm families and our national economy.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2012

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In today’s green news, we talk mpgs, the Chesapeake Bay and Arctic sea ice.

  1. Exciting news in vehicle fuel-efficiency standards (is that an oxymoron?): Cars must average 54.5 mpgs by 2025. (Washington Post)
  2. Could the Chesapeake Bay suffer because of farm bill negotiations? (Grist)
  3. Arctic sea ice has hit a record low, and global warming is to blame. (National Geographic)
  4. Could future hurricanes hit Category 6? (Discovery News)
  5. Beautiful images: See the Veolia wildlife photographer of the year. (Guardian)

Rebirth of a Wetland: Emiquon Restoration Receives International Recognition

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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Protecting or restoring nature at places like Emiquon Preserve are smart investments that pay dividends for people now and for future generations.

Passed: Senate Approves U.S. Farm Bill

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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The U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill with strong bi-partisan support. The Nature Conservancy takes a look at several particularly good features of this important conservation milestone.

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