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(Beyond Pesticides, September 19, 2017) Soils on organic farms sequester more carbon for a longer period of time when compared to the soil on conventional chemical-intensive farms, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northeastern University and The Organic Center. The continuing effects of climate change necessitate a robust approach to both limiting and reducing carbon in the earth’s atmosphere. As the study shows, a wholesale transition from conventional to organic farming could play an important part in mitigating the effects of a warming planet. In order to assess the...
09/19/2017 - 00:00
Beyond Pesticides

Learn more about Kinder Morgan's pipeline schemes and how the Thin Green Line is fighting back. | This Friday, Sightline policy director Eric de Place will join Sierra Club organizer Victoria Leistman to discuss Kinder Morgan’s pipeline projects, how the community is fighting back against them, and how you can get involved. Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy giant behind the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Canada, is now eyeing expansion opportunities in Whatcom and Skagit counties in Washington State. Its oil transport ambitions directly threaten the Salish Sea and...
09/18/2017 - 18:00

Extreme Weather: What’s Climate Change Got to Do With It?Add Comment|PrintHouseboat stuck in low-lying water and debris on Scout Key after Hurricane Irma. Photo by Florida National Guard/Flickr If one had to develop a fictional narrative to accompany scientific projections of a warming world, perhaps the writers might have come up with a story of extreme weather events similar to what we have seen over the past month. But it would have taken place decades in the future. Unfortunately, there is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
09/18/2017 - 17:40
Wil Thomas

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended reductions in 10 U.S. national monuments and parks, The Washington Post reported.
09/18/2017 - 16:30
Bruno Vander Velde

New report shines spotlight on important wild lands that must be protected Sarah GraddySep 18, 2017Washington, D.C. A new report released today by The Wilderness Society raises the alarm about wild lands threatened by extractive industries eager to exploit the resources on or underneath them, including oil, gas and coal.Read more
09/18/2017 - 14:27
Sarah Graddy

The list is out: Trump administration wants to gut protections for these public landsSep 18, 2017 We finally have a list of some of the places where the Trump administration will move to roll back protections under its "review" of wildlands and cultural sites protected by the Antiquities Act. Read more
09/18/2017 - 13:31
Max Greenberg

Petition to Interior Department: Public lands deserve more than just drillingSep 18, 2017 The Wilderness Society joined with other stakeholders on September 14 to file a petition requesting the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management update how they manage oil and gas leasing on public lands. Read more Keywords:  oil and gas oil and gas leasing fossil fuels
09/18/2017 - 13:13
Caroline Mosley

As Wildfires Scorch U.S. Forests, Forest Resilience Bond Blazes a New TrailAdd Comment|PrintFirefighter in Arizona. Flickr/USDA In 2015, wildfire burned over 10 million acres of land across the United States for the first time in recorded history. This was no anomaly: 9 of the 10 worst fire seasons have all occurred since 2000. 2017 is on pace to join the list with nearly 8.5 million acres burned as of September 17. Wildfires have been particularly vicious in the western U.S., choking Seattle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
09/18/2017 - 12:57
Hayden Higgins

6 Early Lessons on Long-Term Climate StrategiesAdd Comment|PrintMarketplace, Benin, one of six countries to submit a long-term climate action plan. Photo by Arnaud Helinck/Flickr The Paris Agreement on climate change invites countries to communicate “mid-century long-term low GHG emissions development strategies” – long-term strategies for short — by 2020. These strategies are central to limiting warming to well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) compared to pre-industrial levels, and they begin... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
09/18/2017 - 12:04
Wil Thomas

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments.fusion-fullwidth-1 { padding-left: px !important; padding-right: px !important; }Storytelling is a passion of our new marketing manager, Emily Barber — and thankfully she’ll get to do a lot of that in her new role at American Forests. We couldn’t be more excited to have her on staff! Read more to find out what brought Emily to American Forests. Why did you choose to go into conservation? As inhabitants of this planet, it’s our responsibility to take care of it....
09/18/2017 - 11:56
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