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American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They? : NPR

American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They? : NPR | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Farmers say they need to produce food as efficiently as possible in order to feed the world. It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral high ground in the debate over how best to grow food. But is it true?
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If you plant different trees in the forest, is it still the same forest?

If you plant different trees in the forest, is it still the same forest? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Nature Conservancy works to help Minnesota’s North Woods, but other environmentalists worry it will change the forest’s very nature

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Half-tonne of smuggled ivory seized in Saudi

Half-tonne of smuggled ivory seized in Saudi | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Authorities in Saudi Arabia say they have seized half a tonne of ivory being smuggled from Africa to east Asia.

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Caw vs. Kraa: meaning in the calls of crows and ravens

Caw vs. Kraa: meaning in the calls of crows and ravens | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
This short video, by the Cornell Lab of O, discusses the differences between and potential meanings of the sounds made by crows and ravens. Continue reading...

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High Rates of Suicide, Depression Linked to Farmers' Use of Pesticides

High Rates of Suicide, Depression Linked to Farmers' Use of Pesticides | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
There is growing evidence that long-term pesticide use is linked to to alterations in farmers' mental health
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How Wolves Can Save The World!

How Wolves Can Save The World! | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
      This is an incredible video detailing the effects wolves have on the eco system! It first started by changing the behavior of the deer; they stopped going into certain areas they knew the wolves could catch them easily.   That enabled trees to grow higher than they ever have! They regenerated forests,…

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Turning point for Peru's forests? Norway and Germany put muscle and money behind ambitious agreement

Turning point for Peru's forests? Norway and Germany put muscle and money behind ambitious agreement | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside world. And even as scientists have identified tens-of-thousands of species that make their homes from the leaf litter to the canopy, many thousands more remain undiscovered and nameless.

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Serious about saving the bees? Time to rethink agriculture

Serious about saving the bees? Time to rethink agriculture | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
It's not as easy as banning pesticides and boosting honeybees. We need to make our farms function more like wild ecosystems.

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The Global Water Contract, Part I

The Global Water Contract, Part I | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. That familiar quotation approaches the reality of the world situation, to a point now when an estimated three billion people may not have access to clean fresh water to drink, for hygiene, for cooking,...
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Fracking Wastewater Spoils California Drinking, Farm Supplies

Fracking Wastewater Spoils California Drinking, Farm Supplies | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Central California, already painfully stressed by the worst drought in 50 years (which the US Drought Monitor designates as “extreme or exceptional drought,” the most serious category on the agency’s five-level scale), has another problem with its water supply. Aquifers that supply drinking and irrigation water have recently had to swallow almost 3 billion gallons

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DNR creates fish habitat with large lakeside trees - Charleston Gazette

DNR creates fish habitat with large lakeside trees - Charleston Gazette | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
DNR creates fish habitat with large lakeside trees
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West Virginia's large lakes might soon get something they don't have — prime fish habitat.

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Tree Kangaroo: Facts About a Declining Species

Tree Kangaroo: Facts About a Declining Species | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Tree kangaroos inhabit the lowland and mountainous rainforests of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the far north of Queensland, Australia. Living up in the foliage, this species looks like a cross between a kangaroo and a lemur.

These animals need our help. Habitat loss through deforestation and poaching are pushing this species to the brink of extinction.


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Water: Quality concerns

Water: Quality concerns | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
While there has been much debate about Lebanon's depleting water supply and recent shortages, water quality should also be addressed.

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Japan's 'sacred' rice farms rotting from inside

Japan's 'sacred' rice farms rotting from inside | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Shuichi Yokota may be the future of Japan's struggling rice industry.

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Glimpses of extinction: the pictures that capture the stories

Glimpses of extinction: the pictures that capture the stories | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
This year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will again document the planet’s rarest animals and focus on the twists of fate that decide survival

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What Copenhagen can teach us about cycling

What Copenhagen can teach us about cycling | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
From ‘green wave’ traffic lights and majestic harbour bike bridges to digital countdowns and foot rests at junctions, the Danish capital is full of clever ideas to improve city cycling

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Coalition Calls For Nestlé's Sacramento Water-Bottling Plant To Close - CBS Local

Coalition Calls For Nestlé's Sacramento Water-Bottling Plant To Close - CBS Local | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Environmentalists are taking a stand against Nestle's Sacramento water-bottling plant, saying it’s time for the plant to close to protect the local groundwater supply.

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The Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer Affects Kansas' High Plains

The Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer Affects Kansas' High Plains | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
From the mid-sixties to present day, the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer has had a noticable impact on Kansas’ High Plains.
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Sao Paulo Running Out of Water Unless Reserve Tapped Now

Sao Paulo Running Out of Water Unless Reserve Tapped Now | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Latin America’s biggest metropolis may run out of water next month. For some of the 20 million residents across Sao Paulo, the nation’s financial hub, taps are already running dry.
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10,000 seeds sent to Arctic to safeguard humanity against climate chang

10,000 seeds sent to Arctic to safeguard humanity against climate chang | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, on an island off Norway's northern coast, will be vital to ensuring food security in the face of climate change, warns the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which manages the vault.

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Global Water Contract, Part 2

Global Water Contract, Part 2 | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Fresh water and the ocean are a single, irreplaceable natural asset that supports the well being of human endeavor in its every form. It, like the land, is finite. When we destroy it, when we waste it, we are acting so obviously against our true int...
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The Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer Affects Kansas' High Plains

The Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer Affects Kansas' High Plains | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
From the mid-sixties to present day, the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer has had a noticable impact on Kansas’ High Plains.

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We’re The Last Ones

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Life in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Swamps — A Day of Crab Fishing, Cajun Speaking and Bar Fighting in the Bayou
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Habitat Restoration & Re-creation Afoot in Milwaukee Inner Harbor - WUWM

Habitat Restoration & Re-creation Afoot in Milwaukee Inner Harbor - WUWM | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Milwaukee's Inner Harbor was once home to 10,000 acres of wetland. Today, just a minuscule remnant remains and it is slated for restoration.

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Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study

Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Guardian Australia: Research finds 20cm rise since start of 20th century, caused by global warming and the melting of polar ice, is unprecedented

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Great Barrier Reef: 'a massive chemistry experiment gone wrong'

Great Barrier Reef: 'a massive chemistry experiment gone wrong' | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Scientists warn that pollution may be dramatically increasing the rate of ocean acidification in inshore areas, threatening coral

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