Natural Resources

Towards Africa: Cougs Contribute to Tanzania’s Economic Growth | WSU Insider

Before the pandemic, Michael Lege of WSU led WSUID TZ’s fieldwork in Tanzania. By Deb Strohmaier, International Programs Although cougars are not native to Tanzania, cougars are making their presence known throughout the country. They are part of a partnership between Washington State University, the Foreign Agriculture Service of the …

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Swinomish Opposes Cooke Aquaculture Net Enclosure | New

Just off the Swinomish Preserve and north of Hope Island in Skagit Bay, a net pen owned by Cooke Aquaculture is expected to contain 365,000 sterile native rainbow trout. For Swinomish President Steve Edwards this pen is a threat. “As a long-time tribal fisherman, I know that nothing is more …

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High Rock Booger’s Lizards Secure Second Place in National Envirothon Competition

The five members of the High Rock Booger Lizards of Davidson County Homeschool are serious about conserving the environment, even if their names don’t reflect it. The team, which also represented the state of North Carolina, placed second in the National Conservation Foundation’s 2021 Envirothon competition on July 28. Nebraska …

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How much do you value the natural resources of Delaware Bay? A local researcher finds a number

A new report estimates the natural resource value of the Mispillion and Cedar Creek watersheds to be in the millions of dollars. Attractions like the Abbott’s Mill Nature Center near Milford and Mispillion Riverwalk Greenway have recreational values ​​between hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars each year. That’s according …

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New Reports Show Natural Gas Production Boom Has Failed For Appalachians, Urges Economic Transition | Energy and environment

The natural gas boom in the Appalachians has turned out to be an economic collapse from which local and state officials can bounce back if they embrace the growing clean energy economy. This is the result of two results-oriented reports released Tuesday by the nonprofit think tank Ohio River Valley …

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Kimmel Foundation Donates $ 1 Million For New Nebraska Equine Sports Complex | Nebraska today

The Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation donated $ 1 million in leadership to support a new state-of-the-art Nebraska equestrian sports complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and its Department of Animal Sciences estimate that 180,000 Nebraska horses are used …

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Democrats prepare to vote on Tracy Stone-Manning to lead Bureau of Land Management

WASHINGTON – Democrats are preparing to make their voices heard by the appointment of Tracy Stone-Manning as head of the Bureau of Land Management, despite united opposition from Republicans who have called her an “eco-terrorist” because of her involvement in a tree planting episode as a graduate student in the …

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Attorney General Tong pushes EPA for stricter regulation of very potent greenhouse gases

Press Releases 07/19/2021 Attorney General Tong pushes EPA for stricter regulation of very potent greenhouse gases (Hartford, CT) —Attorney General William Tong today joined a multi-state coalition to urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use its authority under the U.S. Innovation and Manufacturing Act to adopt more stringent regulations …

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Authorities call for home fires to be prepared

FRENCHTOWN – The early onset of the fire season combined with sustained high temperatures is of concern to local rural fire departments. The Frenchtown Rural Fire District told MTN News they received around 100 more emergency calls in their department compared to the same time last year, and they are …

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Ruud appointed to Midwestern Legislative Conference Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, has been appointed to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee of the Midwestern Legislative Conference for its 75th annual meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota. The committee meeting was held July 10-13 and focused on the issues, challenges and interests facing several Midwestern states. Ruud …

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