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Hydraulic fracturing (commonly called “fracking”) is perhaps the single most controversial environmental issue of the day.
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A WASCOB or 'Water and Sediment Control Basin' is a series of embankments that store and slowly release runoff through underground outlets.
The Florida Milkweed Project is seeking native Asclepias populations on lands where seed collection can be readily permitted this summer/fall.
This public hearing by the House Committee on Agricultural discusses national forest management and it's impacts on rural economies and communities.
USGS National Wildlife Health Center
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emergent disease of hibernating bats that has spread from the northeastern to the central United States at an alarming rate.
Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a ...
The Weslaco Extension Center has been awarded a CIG grant to develop technology systems for drought management.
Residential green building is no longer a trend — it is the future of building. According to the National Association of Homebuilders’ Green.
K Gregg Elliott
Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade. After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.
Land trusts are non-profit organizations directly involved in the permanent protection of land and its resources for the public benefit. A trust may operate on a local, state, regional, or national level.
K Gregg Elliott
Only a very small subset of species introduced to an area where they are not native will become invasive. But when the invasion begins, it can be costly.
William H. Funk
Roy McCallie was born in Stuttgart during the great Mississippi flood of 1927. His parents were forced to find a safer area when their hometown of Arkansas City was facing inundation, and it’s a good thing they did: the town was completely destroyed and lay submerged beneath the combined waters of the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers from April through August.
Howland Built Construction
Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.
Rachael Freeman Long; Daniel H. Putnam
In addition to its over $1 billion value to the state of California, alfalfa provides a host of environmental benefits that are frequently overlooked.
Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation's Young Farmers and Ranchers program.
California’s water wars are legendary, the stuff of books and the Hollywood drama, Chinatown, and they’ve been fought largely in agricultural ditches and the courts up until the creation of CALFED in 1994.
Crop Insurance America
Farmer leaders from across the country called crop insurance their “most important risk management tool” and said it is essential to keep agriculture strong and bring young farmers into an aging business.
Finding the Lost Forests of the Past in the Grazed and High Graded Hardwoods of Central Minnesota (and Mitigating Global Warming in the P ...
Hydrophobic soils repel water. A thin layer of soil at or below the mineral soil surface can become hydrophobic after intense heating. The hydrophobic layer is the result of a waxy substance that is derived from plant material burned during a hot fire.