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Constructed wetlands are best protection for agricultural runoff into waterways

Researchers found constructed wetlands are the most effective means to improve water quality, especially if the size and location are evaluated at the scale of a watershed — an entire region that drains into a common waterway. Original article published on Read More

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Agriculture

Your green credentials may be linked to your genes, study says

Identical twins have more similar views on environmental issues than non-identical ones, research finds Some people are more environmentally conscious than others, and scientists say the reason could be in their genes. A study has found that identical twins have more similar views on conservation and environmentalism than non-identical twins. The researchers say this suggests […]

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Agriculture

Tory heat pump plans may be full of hot air | Letters

The units are expensive to install, and become less efficient at low outside temperatures, writes Gary Bennett. Plus letters from Frank Brown and Austen Lynch If you search online how domestic heat pumps work, you soon find out that they are expensive to install and generate a constant noise that could be a problem with […]

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Agriculture

Net zero strategy: Tory MPs’ anger over Treasury assessment on high costs

Treasury document suggests move to electric vehicles could hit poorer citizens hardest Anger is growing across the Conservative party over a Treasury document on the costs of the net zero strategy which MPs claim has been “neutered” – though sources insisted estimates had not been reliable enough to include. Alongside Boris Johnson’s strategy to end […]

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Agriculture

Country diary: The water levels are low below this quiet hillside

St Cleer, Bodmin Moor: To the west is an undulating range of china clay country once known as the Cornish Alps The splashy land of Craddock Moor straddles the watershed between the rivers Fowey and Lynher. On turfy hillocks of early streamworks for tin, the redness of haws, the yellow gorse flowers and pink heather […]

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Agriculture

A fifth of Indonesia’s palm oil sites lie in protected forests, says Greenpeace

Greenpeace says law enforcement failures led to Unesco sites and land mapped for orangutan habitats being turned into palm oil plantations Almost one-fifth of the land used for Indonesian oil palm plantations is located in the country’s forest estate, despite a law banning such activity, according to a study by Greenpeace. The report, produced by […]

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Agriculture

‘No more time to waste,’ chair of House climate panel warns ahead of Cop26

Democrat Kathy Castor warns that even Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better bill ‘doesn’t really get us to net zero by 2050’ The alarm bells are ringing. A code red has been declared. With no less than the future of the planet at stake, Kathy Castor, chair of the select committee on the climate crisis, has […]

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Agriculture

Victoria Covid cases jump as Melbourne prepares to exit lockdown – as it happened

Scott Morrison will also appear on Nine’s commercial breakfast TV show. No doubt we’ll have one of the favoured radio shows pop up as a media alert soon. Penny Wong is now in the ABC radio studios speaking to Fran Kelly on ABC RN. Continue reading…

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Agriculture

Farmers don’t have to contribute to the environmental crisis – we can solve it | Jyoti Fernandes

As a farmer I produce meat and cheese from animals that graze in my orchard on diverse, carbon-sequestering grasslands Last week, I went to the funeral of an old farmer named Brian. Until he died, Brian managed his farm, with its traditional orchards, hedgerows, and meadows, as an ecosystem. I could see from the age […]

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Agriculture

Australia opposed climate report finding that coal-fired power stations should close, leak suggests

Emissions reduction minister Angus Taylor says commenting on draft IPCC report doesn’t equate to running interference, as Greenpeace claims Australia pushed back against a finding in a major climate report that fossil fuel power stations be urgently phased out, and requested the country be removed from a list of the world’s leading producers and consumers […]

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