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Tribes' win to restore salmon habitat may go way beyond $1B in culvert repairs

Tribes' win to restore salmon habitat may go way beyond $1B in culvert repairs | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Seattle Times reported that a federal judge has ordered culvert repairs to ensure tribes have fish to catch, as guaranteed by their treaty rights.
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A Farm For The Future (BBC Documentary)

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World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline
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US power plants world's worst polluters: Report - The Times of India

US power plants world's worst polluters: Report - The Times of India | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
America's power plants are among the leading global sources of carbon emission than the entire economies of Russia, India, Japan or any other nation put together besides China, a latest report said on Friday.
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PA DEP Fines Range Resources $4.15M for Wastewater Impoundments

PA DEP Fines Range Resources $4.15M for Wastewater Impoundments | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Range Resources has just had their knuckles rapped, hard, by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) with respect to wastewater/recycled water impoundments (i.e. ponds) they operat...

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Fracking waste water in Kennetcook still awaits disposal

Fracking waste water in Kennetcook still awaits disposal | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The future of millions of litres of fracking waste water remains uncertain as the province waits for test results of a pilot project and other disposal proposals.
Waste water from several test wells drilled in the Kennetcook, Hants County, area has sat in two holding ponds since the drilling in 2007-08.
There are 10 million litres in each of the ponds and an additional 10 million litres of waste water sits in holding ponds at Atlantic Industrial Services in Debert, where it has been treated.

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A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Dan Reiter, 37, is a long-board surfer and contractor who used to live in Tampa, Fla. Then he discovered the surf breaks along a stretch of coast south of Cape Canaveral. "It's one of the most beautiful places in the world to live and surf and raise your kids," says Reiter, 37, as we watch head-high waves roll into Hightower Beach.
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Caring Bear Adopts Abandoned Cub

Caring Bear Adopts Abandoned Cub | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Holly the brown bear has earned the nickname “supermom.”

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Yellowstone To Kill 900 Bison During Winter Cull

Yellowstone To Kill 900 Bison During Winter Cull | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
By Laura Zuckerman Sept 16 (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park plans to reduce its bison population this winter by as many as 900 head, or a fifth of the herd, by killing off those animals that stray from the park in what would be...

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Japan leads opposition to establishing marine sanctuary for whales

Japan leads opposition to establishing marine sanctuary for whales | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Environmentalists criticise decision at International Whaling Commission's conference as Japan continues 'scientific whaling'
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These Tanzanian villages don't have plumbing. But they have solar power.

These Tanzanian villages don't have plumbing. But they have solar power. | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
In East Africa, solar power is leapfrogging the electric grid.
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120 millions d’euros pour une fuite toxique au Mexique

120 millions d’euros pour une fuite toxique au Mexique | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
La compagnie minière Grupo México, responsable de la pollution début août d’une rivière du nord du Mexique par des fuites massives d’acide sulfurique, va consacrer près de 120 millions d’euros pour remédier aux dégâts environnementaux.

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How LEDs Are Going To Change The Way We Look At Cities

How LEDs Are Going To Change The Way We Look At Cities | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Streetlights everywhere are going digital, cleaning up the
night skies, saving billions in wasted energy--and offering
major windfalls for those who embrace the gold rush.

Via Suvi Salo, Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks
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Sky-high honeybee deaths prompt class-action lawsuit

Sky-high honeybee deaths prompt class-action lawsuit | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Nobleton beekeeper's colonies down to 200 from 500
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Climate Realities

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The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century.

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When the Snows Fail

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The American West faces permanent drought, whether or not the winter rains come. When will the hard choices be made?
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Slate Exclusive: Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Slate Exclusive: Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Jason Box knows ice. That’s why what’s happened this year concerns him so much. Box just returned from a trip to Greenland. Right now, the ice there is … black: The ice in Greenland this year isn’t just a little dark—it’s record-setting dark. Box says he’s never seen anything like...
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Epic search for the world's lost frogs

Epic search for the world's lost frogs | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
One man's journey to rediscover and save the earth's rarest amphibians

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Building New Lives through Improving Access to Water and Toilets

Building New Lives through Improving Access to Water and Toilets | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
In areas in Sri Lanka affected by decades of conflict, the lack of infrastructure development and maintenance meant that many went without access to safe water and toilet facilities.

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Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong' | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.
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Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Residents of the township of Mals in Italy voted overwhelmingly on September 5 to ban agricultural pesticides to protect the health of residents, the surrounding ecosystem and the integrity of the township's historical agricultural practices.

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IWC 'has majority' to curb Japanese whale culls

IWC 'has majority' to curb Japanese whale culls | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
New Zealand proposing that world's whale conservation body also add strict conditions to any future scientific whaling permits
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Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

epictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts have helped scientists assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. A new analysis of this record shows that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population in the region, have made the ecosystem progressively less stable.

The study, published September 8 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that local extinctions of mammal species led to a steady decline in the stability of the animal communities in the Nile Valley. When there were many species in the community, the loss of any one species had relatively little impact on the functioning of the ecosystem, whereas it is now much more sensitive to perturbations, according to first author Justin Yeakel, who worked on the study as a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute.

Around six millennia ago, there were 37 species of large-bodied mammals in Egypt, but only eight species remain today. Among the species recorded in artwork from the late Predynastic Period (before 3100 BC) but no longer found in Egypt are lions, wild dogs, elephants, oryx, hartebeest, and giraffe.

"What was once a rich and diverse mammalian community is very different now," Yeakel said. "As the number of species declined, one of the primary things that was lost was the ecological redundancy of the system. There were multiple species of gazelles and other small herbivores, which are important because so many different predators prey on them. When there are fewer of those small herbivores, the loss of any one species has a much greater effect on the stability of the system and can lead to additional extinctions."


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Your contribution to climate change: see your impact on the Earth's vital signs

Your contribution to climate change: see your impact on the Earth's vital signs | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
What can we, as individuals, do to help the environment? The first step is keeping a finger on the pulse of the planet. View an up-to-date snapshot of the impact your country – and humans across the globe – are having on the Earth’s vital signs
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Texas drinking water tainted by natural gas operations, scientists find

Texas drinking water tainted by natural gas operations, scientists find | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A new study in a prestigious academic journal says fracking isn’t directly to blame. Rather, it suggests, faulty safeguards in gas wells allowed gas to migrate into groundwater supplies.
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5 consumer products linked to illegal rainforest destruction

5 consumer products linked to illegal rainforest destruction | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Tropical rainforests are home to rich indigenous cultures and amazing biodiversity. They also play an important role in stabilizing the climate and sequestering carbon. However, tropical deforestation continues to happen around the world at an alarming rate. This loss generates almost 50 percent more greenhouse gases than the world’s entire transportation sector, according to the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

A large amount of tropical deforestation is driven by the creation of agricultural land, but a new report from Forest Trends finds that nearly half of all conversion from primary rainforest to agricultural use happens illegally. A few key agricultural products drive most of the deforestation, and are largely produced for export.


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It's Getting Harder to Dismiss the Thames as That 'Dirty Old River'

It's Getting Harder to Dismiss the Thames as That 'Dirty Old River' | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Several new efforts to clean up London's long-polluted waterway appear to be working. One day soon, you might even be able to take a slime-free swim.
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