A recent study in the journal, Water Policy, compares the water supply histories of four major cities: San Diego, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Adelaide, Australia. The major conclusion of the report ...
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In celebration of Earth Day, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman announced the Beel family as the recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award, the state’s premier award for private lands conservation, during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Friday. The award, which is presented by Nebraska Cattlemen, Cargill, and Wisconsin-based Sand County Foundation, recognizes outstanding, [...]
Although nearly half of the country still struggles with the lingering drought, recent precipitation is providing some relief. 47.82 percent of the nation is experiencing moderate to severe drought, which is the first time that stat has dropped below 50 percent in 10 months. Snow and rainfall are helping Great Plains states such as Nebraska, [...]
Soil conservation experts in Maryland recently discovered that the level of conservation practices on farmland in their state has been underestimated by as much as 40 to 50 percent. A major reason for the discrepancy is some farmers are engaging in efforts to enhance soil, water, wildlife habitat, and vegetation without assistance from state and [...]
According to the article linked below, the amount of plastic produced worldwide has increased 500 percent in the last 30 years, and a lot of it is ending up in waterways. Plastic is now responsible for 80 to 90 percent of ocean pollution, and the Great Lakes are experiencing similar pollution issues. The problem comes [...]
A private-public partnership is working to improve rice productivity, as well as enhance waterbird habitat in California. Montna Farms, owned by Al and Gail Montna enrolled in the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Waterbird Habitat Enhancement Program (WHEP), which pays incentives to landowners who implement pro-wildlife habitat practices on their land. The rice belt, where Montna Farms [...]
Excess manure running off of farmlands into waterways is a significant issue across the nation, negatively impacting the quality of soil, water, and wildlife. In Wisconsin, county conservationists play a major role in working with farmers who wish to develop crop rotation and other nutrient management practices to reduce the runoff. The conservationists also often find [...]