Conservation News and Updates
AK: America's first climate refugees
The town of Newtok, on Alaska's west coast, faces the reality of being America's first climate refugees; residents have already started fleeing rising waters that may completely flood the town within five years.
The Guardian, 15 May 2013
HI: First CO2 average over 400ppm
NOAA's atmospheric research station at Mauna Loa records the most-cited atmospheric CO2 concentrations in the world. On Thursday, they measured a daily average over 400ppm CO2 for the first time.
BBC, 10 May 2013
FL: New bass species discovered
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission scientists discovered that fish thought to be spotted bass were actually genetically distinct. They proposed the names Choctaw bass, Micropterus haiaka.
Florida Today, 08 May 2013
ME: Portland moves toward Styrofoam ban
The Portland City Council recently voted in favor of banning polystyrene packaging across the city. The ban will be reviewed and then go up for another vote this summer.
Portland Press Herald, 07 May 2013
World: Preserving soil for greater harvests
An account of farmers using no-till agriculture and other conservation agriculture practices to preserve the health of their soil.
Inter Press Service, 03 May 2013
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