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Delaying vote on California's Delta Tunnels gives estuary hope

The $25 billion California Water Fix proposes to construct several massive underground tunnels that will update California's water infrastructure by diverting more water, making the delivery more reliable and improving environmental...

source: By Megan Martens
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On April 1, the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) in anticipation of the 74th...

source: SWCS

The adoption of cover crops as a key soil health practice continues at a rapid rate throughout the country, according to new data from the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Cover crops were planted on 15.4 million acres in 2017, an increase of 50 percent over five years, the census...

source: Ag Daily

There was a moment, about 20 years ago, when farmers thought that they'd finally defeated weeds forever. Biotech companies had given them a new weapon: genetically engineered crops that could tolerate doses of the herbicide glyphosate,...

source: NPR

As devastating images of the 2019 Midwest floods fade from view, an insidious and longer-term problem is emerging across its vast plains: The loss of topsoil that much of the nation's food supply relies on. Today, Midwest farmers are facing millions of bushels of damaged...

source: The Conversation via Phys.org

When lending money, banks should reward farmers who look after the long-term health of their soil, water and biodiversity. Currently, banks lend to farmers almost solely based on their most recent profit and loss accounts, not taking natural capital into account in their...

source: Environment Journal

The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN), a non-profit research center studying the causes and effects on food created by economic, scientific, societal and environmental factors, has produced a food sustainability...

source: Inter Press Service


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