Archive for the ‘Legislation’ Category
The reports, entitled Climate Change and Agriculture: Effects and Adaptation and theEffects of Climate Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the US Forest Sector, were created as inputs to the National Climate Assessment.
Scientists from the federal service, universities, non-governmental organizations, industry, tribal lands and the private sector contributed to the peer-reviewed [...]Leia mais
Australian farmers are playing a leading role in managing native vegetation to help boost production outcomes, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
The report, Native vegetation management on agricultural land, found that 85 per cent of farmers were gaining on–farm production and/or environmental [...]Leia mais
There is temporary legislation in place until the vetoed articles and amendments are voted on by the Senate. Environmental Minister Izabella Teixeira, who has been heavily involved in the process, stressed after the vetoes were made public that “legal uncertainty and the unconstitutional nature” of the text gave rise to the vetoes.
Ms. Teixeira added [...]Leia mais
Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Bryson announced efforts to launch an environmental technology initiative to help create American jobs in the growing environmental industry. Announced at EPA’s first Technology Market Summit, this initiative, [...]Leia mais
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015 as part of the agency’s unregulated contaminant monitoring program, which collects data for contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water, but that [...]Leia mais
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to [...]Leia mais
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulation for the Chesapeake Bay watershed establishes new controls on land use that trespass into territory Congress legally reserved for state governments, according to the opening brief for summary judgment, filed Friday, 27 January by the American Farm Bureau Federation in the [...]Leia mais
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has launched a scathing attack on Welsh Government proposals to “gold plate” a new Good Agricultural Environmental Condition (GAEC) on buffer strips next to water courses introduced as part of the Common Agricultural Policy Health Check agreement in 2008.
The FUW believe that [...]Leia mais
A new guidance booklet for the Nitrates Action Programme 2011-2014 will be published shortly. Within it, pig farmers will notice that the figures for nitrogen excretion in manure from sows and pigs is lower than the previous action programme (2006). In practice, this means that less land [...]Leia mais
The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $3 million to better understand how the liver responds to environmental toxicants. Four academic institutions will develop methods and tools to enhance what society knows about environmental contaminants and the liver, the body’s waste treatment organ.
Among other things, these [...]Leia mais