News about Conservation
Climate Change: Human versus Natural Effects
GlobalResourcesNews.com - 2014-05-06
Irrigation Subsidies Leading to More Water Use
NYTimes.com - 2013-06-07
Studies show sometimes that farmers use subsidies to expand production rather than to conserve water.
Turtle conservation groups reassess after guardian is killed on Costa Rican beach
The Washington Post - 2013-06-05
Egg poachers get only $1 per egg and sell some as aphrodisiacs.
Fish piracy costs $10 billion to $23 billion a year -report
Reuters - 2013-05-09
Hydrofracking Could Strain Western Water Resources, Study Finds
NYTimes.com - 2013-05-02
From the Ceres report: "Nearly half of 25,450 oil and gas wells evaluated in U.S. are in water basins with high and extremely high water stress; industry’s future growth depends on accelerating solutions such as more water recycling, better water management planning"
28,000 Rivers Disappeared in China: What Happened?
The Atlantic - 2013-05-01
The loss equals the basin area of the Mississippi River.
Japanese Scientist Blames China for Yakushima's Dying Trees
NYTimes.com - 2013-04-25
Silicon, aluminum and other indicators of air pollution were found in blackened snow on an island to the south of Japan. One scientist believes the pollution is coming from the cities of China 900 miles to the northwest. Cedars on the island, long harvested for temples and other uses, are dying under the stress of deteriorating air quality.
Judge rules administration overlooked fracking risks in California mineral leases
Reuters - 2013-04-09
The decision delays fracking in two tracts of the Monterrey Shale Formation. The two tracts are 2,500 acres, but the formation as a whole may hold 15 billion of oil.
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Major Land Resource Areas of the United States
Describes and shows medium size image of map using color-coded layer from major land resources areas and land resources areas as defined by the USDA and the National Resources Conservation Service.
From the Web site: 'Enhance rural livelihoods; Conserve or enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services; and Develop more sustainable and productive agricultural systems. Ecoagriculture is both a conservation strategy and a rural development strategy. Ecoagriculture recognizes agricultural producers and communities as key stewards of ecosystems and biodiversity and enables them to play those roles effectively. Ecoagriculture applies an integrated ecosystem approach to agricultural landscapes to address all three pillars, drawing on diverse elements of production and conservation management systems. Meeting the goals of ecoagriculture usually requires collaboration or coordination between diverse stakeholders who are collectively responsible for managing key components of a landscape.'
Basic message statement from the site: '...as many as two-thirds of all species could be near extinction by the end of this century.'