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The California Drought: Who Gets Water and Who's Hung Out to Dry?
Environment  (tags: California, water politics, resources, drought, agriculture, industry, farming, fishermen, lobby, Gov Brown, weather, environment, globalwarming )

Angelika
- 54 days ago - ecowatch.com
As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry--which currently consumes 80 percent of California's water supply--cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?
Growing Insects: Farmers Can Help to Bring Back Pollinators
Environment  (tags: farming, insects, ecosystems, environment, conservation, green, GoodNews, wildlife )

Cal
- 73 days ago - e360.yale.edu
With a sharp decline in pollinating insects, farmers are being encouraged to grow flowering plants that can support these important insects.
Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now
Environment  (tags: climate-change, farming, destruction, environment, ecosystems, protection, politics, healthconditions, nature, humans, government, weather )

Carrie
- 574 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
To some, farmers and conservationists may seem like unlikely allies. But last week, hundreds of representatives from farm and conservation organizations rallied together on Capitol Hill.
Rain or Shine, Climate Change Pushes Farmers to the Brink
Environment  (tags: climatechange, ecosystems, crops, farming, globalwarming, environment, nature, greenhousegases, food )

Nancy
- 603 days ago - pbs.org
With the help of the Public Insight Network and Harvest Public Media, we reached out to farmers to ask them how their businesses have been affected by changes in their local climates. Here are a few of the answers we received, which have been edited for~
Ignore Shocking Decline of Farm Birds at Our Peril
Environment  (tags: world, humans, destruction, animals, wildlife, birds, farming )

Evelyn
- 677 days ago - newscientist.com
You might assume this was all a mystery to the scientists, but it is not - the causes of the decline are well known. We probably know more about European farmland birds than most other taxa on Earth. The research is extensive and compelling..
The Next Dust Bowl
Environment  (tags: animals, climate, climate-change, destruction, ecosystems, environment, globalwarming, greenhousegases, Farming, abitatdestruction, healthconditions, habitat, politics, pollution, research, science, water, trees )

Kit
- 687 days ago - thinkprogress.org
I do not believe that most Americans -- and that includes most policymakers and the media -- understand the convergence of the recent scientific literature on the extreme threat posed directly to this country of Dust-Bowlification.
Organic V. Conventional. Is That Really The Question
Environment  (tags: organic, farming )

Lovechild
- 713 days ago - fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com
Conventional agriculture is not an option for the 21st century, loaded as it is with intolerable costs to our children's health, our soil, water, biodiversity and even ecosystem function.
Demand USDA NOT Approve Dow's 2,4-D-Resistant GE Corn ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, protection, habitat, farming, organics )

Cher
- 833 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
the public has until only February 27 to stop this attack on our environment and organic farming
Roundup Herbicide Research Shows Plant, Soil Problems
Environment  (tags: destruction, environment, glyphosate, habitat destruction, farming, food, crops, pollution, Roundup, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 980 days ago - reuters.com
The heavy use of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide appears to be causing harmful changes in soil and potentially hindering yields of the genetically modified crops that farmers are cultivating, a government scientist said on Friday.
GM Crops Facing Meltdown in the US
Environment  (tags: environment, farming, food, GMO, organic, pesticides, Sustainabililty )

Julie
- 1340 days ago - permaculture.org.au
Major GM crops are ravaged by super weeds and secondary pests in the heartland of GMOs, as farmers fight a losing battle. A fundamental shift to organic farming practices may be the only salvation. Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-cka5s4AqE
Can Farming Sea Life Save the Sea?
Environment  (tags: environment, protection, sea life, farming, Aquaculture )

Cher
- 1449 days ago - environment.change.org
Aquaculture's got a bad rap and there are good reasons why. Many were voiced on Tuesday in Honolulu during a "listening session" held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The meeting was part of a two week public comment
DNA Of Ancient Lost Barley Could Help Modern Crops Cope With Water Stress
Environment  (tags: Envionment, DNA, Barley, grains, farming, climate-change, Sustainabililty )

Dee
- 1729 days ago - sciencedaily.com
ScienceDaily (July 24, 2009)- Researchers at the University of Warwick have recovered significant DNA information from a lost form of ancient barley that triumphed for over 3000 years seeing off: 5 changes in civilization, water shortages and a--
We Need Food and Farming Regulation NOW!
Environment  (tags: industrial, agriculture, animals, fda, factory, farming, birds, environment, ecosystems, habitat, destruction, nature, humans, pollution, oceans, methane, CO2, water, wells, fertilizer, poison, cancer, pesticides )

Tom
- 1796 days ago - opednews.com
Taxpayers want government to enforce regulations and create rules to limit excess and greed in banking, insurance, housing, and on Wall Street. Let's not forget to regulate industrial agriculture. It is one of our most polluting and dangerous industries.
Sign Petition: Tell The EPA That Animal Agriculture Produces More Greenouse Gases Than Automobiles
Environment  (tags: climate, change, global, warming, environment, ecosystems, CO2emissions, habitat, protection, pollution, humans, wildlife, nature, livestock, factory, farming, food, methane, cattle, pigs, sheep, EPA, agriculture, health )

Tom
- 1800 days ago - secure2.convio.net
The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to issue its findings on climate change. Focusing on the role automobiles play in producing greenhouse gases, the agency, however, ignores the fact that animal agriculture is one of the biggest culprits!
Sign Petition: Stop Inhumane, Disease Causing Animal Farming
Environment  (tags: animals, suffering, cruelty, death, environment, humans, health, safety, risks, disease, food, illness, money, corruption, business, dishonesty, factory, farming, pig, cow, chicken, fish, water, pollution, meat, steroids, antibiotics, global, warming )

Tom
- 1806 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
We are all affected by the pollution from these farms that runs into our waters causing dead zones with no oxygen resulting in dead fish and fish with sores. The waste from these pig, chicken, cow and fish farms are highly toxic and infiltrate our water.
 

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