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Envirothon draws hundreds of students from 52 states, provinces, plus China, to Peterborough via The Peterborough Examiner

High school students from across North America and China competed Tuesday in the 2016 North American Envirothon at Selwyn Conservation Area. It's a five-day environmental educational competition, based at Trent University, for teams that have won their state or provincial event. More than 250 students from 52 states and provinces and China took part. They put their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management to the test at the conservation area, working in five areas: soil, aquatic ecology, wildlife, forestry and invasive species.

Farmers Face New Realities in Stormwater Management via Lancaster Farming

For farmers, the save-the-bay drumbeat since the 1980s has been all about keeping sediment and manure runoff out of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. Local conservation districts and private consultants have kept busy for decades developing farm conservation and nutrient management plans designed to clean up the waters flowing into the Chesapeake Bay.

New program links specialists, farmers via AgriNews

Farmers on the fence about what conservation practices are best for their farm now have new resources available to guide them. The Precision Conservation Management program was fittingly rolled out at the annual Indian Creek Watershed Project/Soil Health Partnership field day and now is open to enrollment.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces 2016 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grants via High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Forest Service’s 2016 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients last week. USDA will provide $900,000 in funding to four recipients who have demonstrated how healthy urban forests can increase public health benefits, improve development and redevelopment efforts, and contribute to urban food production.

Riverhead issues water conservation plea, shuts down largest irrigation users via Riverhead Local

Riverhead Town officials are putting out an urgent plea to Riverhead Water District customers to conserve water. The water district is pumping at capacity and is having a hard time filling up the district’s storage tanks.

(Video) New NSB Video Shows Farmer’s Commitment to Water Conservation via KTIC Radio

Recent hot, dry weather has many Nebraska soybean farmers using irrigation to keep their crops on track during a critical stage of development for soybean plants. But it’s not as simple as turning on a faucet. A new video produced by the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) explains how one Nebraska farm family uses technology to conserve water, a priority for farmers throughout the state.

100% of vulnerable Tricolored Blackbird colonies on farmland saved via YubaNet

A historic 100 percent of rare Tricolored Blackbird colonies on agricultural fields in California's Central Valley were protected during the 2016 harvest season thanks to a RCPP project that helped seven farmers delay the silage harvest.

Watershed Counts Releases Annual Report on Health of Narragansett Bay via Rhode Island Public Radio

A recent report highlights the influence headwater streams, which stretch as far north as Worcester, Massachusetts, have on the health of Narragansett Bay.

From Kellogg's to Unilever, a quiet revolution in sustainable farming via Green Biz

For a huge swath of the Midwest, from Nebraska to Ohio, generation after generation of farmers have provided the row crops that are staples of the American diet. And yet a quiet revolution is happening here - sustainable farming has taken root.

State of emergency declared for Southern California wildfires via Fox News

The fire in rugged wilderness between the northern edge of Los Angeles and the suburban city of Santa Clarita has burned 58 1/2 square miles and at its peak forced about 20,000 people to evacuate their homes, though most have now returned. 

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