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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 )

- 642 days ago -
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 )

- 661 days ago -
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 )

- 1162 days ago -
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 )

- 1191 days ago -
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 )

- 1265 days ago -
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 )

- 1275 days ago -
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 )

- 1301 days ago -
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 )

- 1421 days ago -
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 )

- 1568 days ago -
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 )

- 1928 days ago -
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:
Can Farming Sea Life Save the Sea?
Environment  (tags: environment, protection, sea life, farming, Aquaculture )

- 2037 days ago -
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 )

- 2317 days ago -
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 )

- 2384 days ago -
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 )

- 2388 days ago -
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 )

- 2395 days ago -
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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