Agriculture

"Sage Grouse: Enviros Sue To Force Changes To Federal Plans"

"A coalition of environmental groups has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's sweeping greater sage grouse conservation plans across the West, claiming they are riddled with loopholes, scientific flaws and "political compromises" and won't protect the bird or its habitat."

Source: Greenwire, 02/26/2016
March 9, 2016

Is Healthy Soil the Solution to Global Warming?

A French Ministry of Agriculture rep and international soil scientists will discuss the science behind soil carbon sequestration and how to drive the rapid, worldwide adoption of regenerative agriculture techniques that sequester carbon at the National Press Club, 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Mar 9 in Washington DC.

"FDA to Start Testing for Glyphosate in Food"

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation’s chief food safety regulator, plans to start testing certain foods for residues of the world’s most widely used weed killer after the World Health Organization’s cancer experts last year declared the chemical a probable human carcinogen."

Source: Civil Eats, 02/18/2016

Congressional Research Service Reports of Use to Environmental Journos

The reports aren't released to the taxpayers who funded them but the Federation of American Scientists' Government Secrecy Project publishes leaked copies. Here are 17 of the latest, from air to water, food to fuel, and much more.

"The Newest Strategy For Saving Bees Is Really, Really Old"

"In northwestern India, the Himalaya Mountains rise sharply out of pine and cedar forests. The foothills of the Kullu Valley are blanketed with apple trees beginning to bloom. It’s a cool spring morning, and Lihat Ram, a farmer in Nashala village, shows me a small opening in a log hive propped against his house. Stout black-and-yellow native honeybees — Apis cerana — fly in and out."

Source: Ensia, 02/17/2016

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