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Pay for Performance: Maximizing the Impact of BMP Investments

Pay for Performance: Maximizing the Impact of BMP Investments
Agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such as streamside buffer zones and cover crops are increasingly being used to reduce nutrient pollution from fertilizers into water bodies. Eutrophication from fertilizer runoff is the key driver behind growth of hypoxic “dead zones”...Read More

Coal vs. Wild Salmon: The Chuitna Mine Should Never See the Light of Day

Coal vs. Wild Salmon: The Chuitna Mine Should Never See the Light of Day
In this late stage of the global warming crisis, it is hard to imagine why the Obama administration and decision makers in Alaska continue to push hard to approve a five thousand acre coal strip mine that will pump over...Read More

Forest Liquidation in Quartz Creek

Forest Liquidation in Quartz Creek
Few rivers are more vital to the health and wellbeing of communities along their banks than the McKenzie River as it flows off the high Cascades through the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area to its confluence with the Willamette. But deforestation and...Read More

In Battle Over Fracked Propane Gas Exports, David Beats Goliath

In Battle Over Fracked Propane Gas Exports, David Beats Goliath
It was the classic David and Goliath battle: On one side, school children and “Raging Grannies.” On the other, the $6 billion Pembina Pipeline Corporation, the largest pipeline company in the Canadian tar sands, and a plan to build the...Read More

Hawaii’s FARM Center Showcases Innovative Model of Agro-Forest Restoration

Hawaii’s FARM Center Showcases Innovative Model of Agro-Forest Restoration
Center for Sustainable Economy (CSE) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Hawaii-based Forest Agriculture Research Management Center (FARM) to propagate an innovative model of forest restoration designed to manage watersheds as successional agro-forests. FARM Center's mission is...Read More

Baltimore’s Stormwater Management Plan Will Generate Significant Social and Economic Returns

Baltimore’s Stormwater Management Plan Will Generate Significant Social and Economic Returns
In December 2014 the City of Baltimore released an ambitious management plan for reducing stormwater pollution from nearly 24,000 acres of pavement within City limits. Nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediments contained in this stormwater are responsible for recurring hypoxic “dead zones”...Read More

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