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When Life Gives You Rainwater, Make Shrimp Ponds

WWNO

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

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Better Together

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Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.

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Why Are Only 1 Percent of Farms Using This Eco-Friendly Practice?

NationSwell

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture assists farms which follow the sustainable farming style, Silvopasture, but few farmers take advantage of the program. ForeverView Farms in Vermont is advising policy groups about ways they can boost this type of farming.

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Greener Pastures for Cattle Ranching

Future Food

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In Colombia, traditional cattle pastures have caused soil degradation, deforestation, and desertification. To reconcile this, several thousand acres of land in Latin America have been transformed into a silvo-pastoral system of grazing and raising cattle with agro-forestry. The Colombia-based Cen...

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Harnessing Local Pride for Global Conservation

The New York Times

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The World Conservation Union estimates that 40 percent of the more than 40,000 species it tracks on its Red List are close to extinction and this problem requires humans to change their behavior to fix it. Rare’s the Pride Campaign uses social marketing to attract attention and communicate the c...

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In Africa's Vanishing Forests, the Benefits of Bamboo

The New York Times

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In Africa, many people rely on wood from trees to cook food over stoves. The tremendous usage of wood contributes to deforestation and environmental decline. Using bamboo instead of wood is a more profitable and greener solution.

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Suburban sprawl doesn't have to be ecologically devastating

Ensia

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In Fort Collins, Colorado, developments and shopping malls are eating away at farm fields, ranches, and forests. One development company is protecting biodiversity by putting houses clustered along a single access road leaving large areas untouched, a practice known as conservation development.

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Education in Indian Country: Obstacles and Opportunity

Education Week

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Native American student graduation rates are much lower than that of any other demographic. The Red Cloud school teaches students on a reservation in South Dakota, about the Lakota history to empower the kids and encourage resilience.

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Getting New Yorkers Into the City's Wilderness. All 10,000 Acres of It.

The New York Times

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Even though many natural parks are in close proximity to New York City’s metropolitan hub, many of them are inaccessible and overlooked areas for recreation and sport. New conservation groups, including the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Bronx River Alliance, have worked to restore trails, tou...

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The Beaver Whisperer

High Country News

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In different regions of the United States, beavers are considered a predatory pest and have been subjected to lethal trapping by Wildlife Services. However, Methow Valley in Washington has initiated a project that saves beavers by capturing them and taking them to places where they can help revi...

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