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Western View: Is Global Warming Real?

Aria Wilcox Features, Western View

Is the terrifying picture of global warming a myth? There’s increasing evidence it isn’t quite what we’ve been led to believe, and more people are thinking that it may not be a problem after all. Writing a blog post for Forbes Magazine, James Taylor, who is president of a right-wing political foundation, debunks some of the prime evidence used to …

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National Arbor Day

Dan Forestry, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells us about the National holiday dedicated to planting and caring for some of the Earth’s greatest treasures. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Every last Friday in April is National Arbor Day. It’s a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees in their community. Trees provide vital protection …

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Agri View: Record of Nothing in Particular

Dan Agri View

  Everett Griner talks about Australian farmers setting a world record in today’s Agri View.       There is nothing particularly interesting about this story. I just found it unusual and I thought that you might too. A team of Australian farmers have set a new world record for agriculture. They sprayed 6,515 acres of land in a 24 …

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Help a Horse Day

Dan Dairy & Livestock, This Land of Ours

    Cathy Isom tells us about a celebration to raise awareness about a majestic, loving animal. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   Wednesday, April 26th is National Help a Horse Day. It was founded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or ASPCA. The objective:  to spread awareness about at-risk horses who …


Agri View: Farmer’s Almanac

Dan Agri View

  Everett Griner talks about the Farmer’s Almanac. The most continuous read and used magazine in the U.S. in today’s Agri View.       The first edition was published in 1792. The Old Farmer’s Almanac I mean. This year’s publication is the 225th with no interruption. Not one of the biggest selling publications but its readers are one of …

The Western View: The Central Valley Habitat Exchange

Aria Wilcox Features, Western View 11 Comments

Over the last 150 years, more than 95 percent of the natural habitat in California’s Central Valley has been replaced by farms and ranches. As a result, native wildlife populations have declined. Today, California faces the challenge of recovering these species, and the ecosystems on which they depend, while maintaining productive agricultural lands. The Environmental Defense Fund, or EDF, has …


Earth Day Love

Dan This Land of Ours 33 Comments

  Cathy Isom tells us why we celebrate Earth Day and what you can do to show our planet some love. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.       It was forty-seven years ago, on April 22, 1970, when twenty-million Americans took to the streets. Voicing their concern about the deteriorating environment and urging the government to take …