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Monthly Archives: August 2012

“There is no food security without water security” – United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization Director    General José Graziano da Silva 2012 was supposed to be a record year for agriculture in America’s heartland.  But not a year of record … Continue reading

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The ‘first lady of Irish bog snorkelling’ is queen of a weird sport By Sol Neelman – – August 29, 2012 Bog snorkelling saved Julia Galvin’s life. More than a decade ago, the biology teacher from County Kerry, Ireland, … Continue reading

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State of New York, Nature Conservancy protect big wetland on southern Lake Champlain By Brian Mann – North Country Public Radio – August 1, 2012 New York state and the Adirondack Nature Conservancy have closed a deal to protect 156 … Continue reading

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Trumpeter swans released into restored Madison Valley wetlands By Laura Lundquist – Bozeman Daily Chronicle – August 16, 2012 Volunteers restoring Madison Valley wetlands didn’t expect that part of their payoff would include embracing a trumpeter swan. The contributors and … Continue reading

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Communication Challenges 1: Harmful Algal Blooms By Jessica Werber – It’s Our Environment – EPA Blog – August 21, 2012 At EPA, there is a lot of discussion about connecting the dots. How do you help people go from A … Continue reading

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Past blogs have touched on the concept of ecosystem services, which is defined as the multiple resources and process that are supplied by natural systems: good air, clean water, abundant wildlife, etc.  Many people who work to protect and conserve … Continue reading

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American eel numbers rise after dam removal Chesapeake Bay Program – August 6, 2012 American eel numbers are up in the headwater streams of Shenandoah National Park, following the 2004 removal of a large downstream dam.

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Report: Farm subsidies contribute to wetland damage By Zack Colman – The Hill – August 6, 2012 Crop insurance subsidies from the federal government have contributed to the loss of wetlands, threatening wildlife and water quality, according to a report … Continue reading

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Path to the 2012 Farm Bill: Local Food Marker Bill: Where Are We Now? National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – July 31, 2012 Last fall, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs … Continue reading

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