Category Archives: Agriculture

Judge restores protections for gray wolves across much of US

by MATTHEW BROWN and JOHN FLESHER, Associated PressThursday, February 10th 2022 Gray wolves (Wisconsin DNR photo/Herbert Lange) BILLINGS, Mont (AP) — A judge restored federal protections for gray wolves across much of the U.S. on Thursday, after their removal in the waning … Continue reading

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Monarch butterfly conservation efforts improve. Are they enough?

By Michael Doyle | 01/06/2022 01:25 PM EST Monarch butterflies are having a moment — in court, on Capitol Hill and across the countryside. Some migrating populations are up from 2020’s devastating lows. Congress is kicking in more money. Endangered Species Act … Continue reading

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Researchers say it’s time to clean up the US Clean Water Act

December 7, 2021 University of Missouri-Columbia In 1969, the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland was so polluted that it caught fire, helping to launch the modern environmental movement and prompting Congress to pass the Clean Water Act three years later. It … Continue reading

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Beyond Bees, Neonics Damage Ecosystems—and a Push for Policy Change Is Coming

Scientists point to the long-term negative impacts of neonicotinoids, and advocates hope a regulatory overhaul will help. BY LISA HELD, Civil Eats FEBRUARY 2, 2021 Europe’s Neonic Ban is a Big Step—But it Won’t Be a Cure-all for Bees Last June, … Continue reading

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Noem orders agriculture, natural resource department merger

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem yesterday issued an executive order to merge two departments overseeing the state’s agriculture industry and natural resources. The Republican governor’s order created the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources that … Continue reading

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