Tag: Farm Bill

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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Poachers, beware: our green news this morning has an update just for you.

  1. Nepal conservationists will start using drones to protect their endangered species from poachers. (BBC)
  2. Moving Soon? Here are some tips for an eco-friendly move. (MNN)
  3. Farm Bill: One proposed amendment would allow state labeling of genetically-modified foods. (Treehugger)
  4. Check out these 10 lesser-known natural wonders you must see before you die. (Grist)
  5. Recycling encourages wastefulness, says a new study. (Discovery News)

If You Care About the Environment, You Should Care About the Farm Bill

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges congressional leaders not to further cut funding to vital conservation programs in the Farm Bill — programs that protect the health of America’s soil, water, wildlife and other natural resources essential to our lives and livelihoods.

Hold the Line

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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The Farm Bill should be passed as it stands. We need to be able to agree that healthy lands and waters are essential to the productivity of agriculture and forest lands.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We’ve got your green news this fine morning!

  1. Farm Bill: leaders in the food movement — and celebrity chefs — say, “back to the kitchen.” (Grist)
  2. A new study says hormones in dairy farm wastewater persist for years. (Treehugger)
  3. Bats in the U.S. have been put on a regional extinction watch because of white nose syndrome. (BBC)
  4. Is deforestation happening near you? Now you can find out with the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System. (Mongabay)
  5. China wants to keep its air pollution levels to itself. (Green)

Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl

Written by | May 7th, 2012

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May 9th marks the anniversary of one of the worst man-made disasters ever to hit the U.S.: the Dust Bowl. Our CEO explains how conservation practices put in place as a result have helped prevent similar catastrophic events.

How to Get Things Done in Washington Today

Written by | December 7th, 2011

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While the Super Committee failed to agree on a plan to reduce the nation’s budget deficit, Bob Bendick found proof that government can still produce results that serve the broad interests of the American people.

Message to Congress: Healthy Lands and Waters Support a Healthy Economy

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Conservation spending did not cause the budget deficit and cutting conservation cannot fix it. In fact, supporting conservation is extremely important for our economy.

The Budget Control Process and America’s Environment

Written by | November 3rd, 2011

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This past year of budget cutting has revealed that America’s natural resource funding is a target for deep cuts. Will these programs be cut even more in the Budget Control Act process?

$100 Million for the Everglades: A Smart Investment for Nature and People

Written by | August 12th, 2011

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Our president and CEO looks at this new approach to conservation in America and explains the benefits it will provide to one of America’s most important large natural systems.

Skagit River: How Farming and Bird Conservation Help Each Other

Written by | September 22nd, 2009

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Successful bird conservation is far harder than it looks. But there are some wonderful examples out there that show how we can have more and better bird habitat and benefit people, too. One of the coolest examples that I know about is the work being done by The Nature Conservancy in Washington in the delta […]

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