Ecology, Energy, Economy

Make Your Money Grow — More Seeds Means Fewer Weeds

U.S. Department Of Agriculture
By Ann Perry
Farmers cultivating organic produce often use winter cover crops to add soil organic matter, improve nutrient cycling and suppress weeds. Now these producers can optimize cover crop use by refining seeding strategies, thanks to work by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.
In moderate climates, suppressing weeds in winter cover crops [...]

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

The Energy Information Administration has released a report analyzing H.R. 2454 energy legislation. The major impact of the bill is “cap and trade”. Under the plan, greenhouse gases will be capped and reduced through 2050.
Read The American Clean Energy Report

Energy Cooperatives Oppose Obama

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is opposed to the President’s Cap-And-Trade auction plan. Their position statement:
Cooperatives Oppose Full Auction of Allowances Under Carbon Cap-and-Trade
Under a “Cap and Trade” approach to reducing greenhouse gases, Congress must decide how to distribute emissions allowances. Congress can choose to freely allocate allowances to the regulated community [...]

Urban Crisis: Poverty and Climate Change

by The World Bank
We read Nicholas Stern’s blog post, “Low-Carbon Growth: The Only Sustainable Way to Overcome World Poverty,” with appreciation and enthusiasm. It is an insightful and important essay, illuminating the bedrock recognition on which effective 21st century development efforts must build: global climate change and poverty are inextricably interconnected. The [...]

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