"2 farmers’ stories: The fall and rise of the mid-size farm" by Nate Johnson in Grist

"2 farmers’ stories: The fall and rise of the mid-size farm" by Nate Johnson in Grist

grist.org 17 Apr '15, 10am

There was anger, but also hope for something better. Brian went to college, then got a job doing groundwater management. After learning from this experience, Traci started doing farm policy work for the Center for Rural Affairs. And she says that government policy stacked the deck against small farmers like them. For one thing, government subsidies give the big farms an advantage over the small, and drive up the price of land. “We live in an area where a majority of the people think they don’t want government interference in their lives at all,” she said. “Yet, the government is subsidizing just about every decision they make.”

#ClimateCEOs : business has a responsibility to lead the global transition to a low-carbon economy

wbcsd.org 17 Apr '15, 9am
#ClimateCEOs : business has a responsibility to lead the global transition to a low-carbon economy

This coalition, comprising 43 CEOs from companies with operations in over 150 countries and territories and facilitated by the World Economic...

South African Department of Energy announces results of its latest Renewable Energy Independent P...

renewableenergyfocus.com 17 Apr '15, 7pm

BioTherm Energy, a South African entity and an African-based independent power producer (IPP), has secured preferred bidder appointment for t...

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desmogblog.com 17 Apr '15, 12pm
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“Last month, coal proponents scored a major victory by convincing the Department of Interior to hold off on its rule making for 60 days so th...

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theecologist.org 17 Apr '15, 8am
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Argentina has been hounded by cases like this ever since its economic crisis. That's because the government took serious action to place huma...

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Australia’s Biggest Power Producer Sees Future without Coal

Australia’s Biggest Power Producer Sees Future without Coal

renewableenergyworld.com 17 Apr '15, 2pm

SYDNEY -- Australia’s largest electricity producer committed to close its coal-fired power plants within 35 years as part of an effort to cut...

CanWEA Blog: #Wind #energy can make significant contributions to emission reductions in #Alberta #windfa…

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canwea.ca 17 Apr '15, 12pm

So, the logical question is: how much wind could we get on the system to reduce GHG emissions in Alberta? The answer depends on the physical ...

Best quote #BNEFSummit: Solar w/out the grid is like a computer w/out the Internet. @solarchat @ml…

solarelectricpower.org 17 Apr '15, 3pm

Utilities today are grappling with the same issues — finding new ways to communicate with their customers and the public in general about the...

Transportation

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

greencarreports.com 17 Apr '15, 1pm
Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

By Stephen Edelstein 493 views Apr 17, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Nissan Leaf electric cars used by Seattle traffic...

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In Maryland, Tesla's competition could help them get to business in the state.

inhabitat.com 17 Apr '15, 3pm
In Maryland, Tesla's competition could help them get to business in the state.

Tesla’s been fighting for the right to do business in a number of states recently, but the electric car maker has gained some footing in Mary...

China's disastrous pollution problem is a lesson for all

davidsuzuki.org 17 Apr '15, 1am
China's disastrous pollution problem is a lesson for all

Chinese authorities, often reluctant to admit to the extent of any problem, can no longer den...

Pope Francis to Host Major Summit on Climate Change via @ecowatch

ecowatch.com 16 Apr '15, 1pm
Pope Francis to Host Major Summit on Climate Change via @ecowatch

The one-day summit will also include participants from major world religions and aims to “ele...

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