Grassland Conservation Reserve Program Signups Open

USDA announces landowners can start registering for the program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that private landowners and agricultural producers can now register for the…

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Legislation Proposed to Protect Gas Stoves 

Energy Department would be blocked from implementing the new policy.  Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona introduced HR 1640, the Save our Gas Stoves Act, this week before the…

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USDA Announces Funding for Compost and Food Waste Reduction

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is overseeing the program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $9.5 million available for pilot projects that develop and test strategies for…

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New UN Treaty Would Protect Ocean Life 

Questions remain about how it will be implemented.  Members of the United Nations have agreed on a unified treaty to protect and conserve the globe’s oceans. The UN Convention…

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Interior Secretary Speaks at Perth USAsia Centre Event

Highlights importance of Indigenous-led conservation for the climate. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited the Perth USAsia Centre in Perth, Australia, last week where she spoke at…

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USDA Appoints Key Senior Staff Positions

New officials will begin leading department offices in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the new leaders who will be joining their offices in Washington,…

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Alaska Oil Project Receives Partial Approval

The environmental assessment recommends a smaller footprint.  The Department of the Interior has granted partial approval to “Willow,” a major oil drilling project on the North Slope of Alaska. The…

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Senate Responds to Mexico Ban of GMO Corn

Agriculture committee members call for enforcement of USMCA. Every five years, Congress passes the farm bill that sets America’s standards for agriculture, nutrition, forestry, and conservation. The Senate…

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New Standards Proposed for Distribution Transformers

Public meeting to discuss proposed energy efficiency is scheduled for February 16. The Department of Energy (DOE) recently proposed new energy-efficiency standards for distribution transformers. A public meeting…

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Fish and Wildlife Service Opens Center for Pollinator Conservation

The first year will be virtual in preparation for a physical center. The Fish and Wildlife Service has launched the Center for Pollinator Conservation, starting as a virtual…

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