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Content about ecology

September 6, 2013

California farmers use 50,000 to 75,000 tons of plastic per year. Americans do less recycling and ship plastic trash to China. China wants better quality plastic and has setup a Green Fence policy. This will force the USA to upgrade facilities to handle plastic better so China will buy it.

What does happen to the plastic bottles and raspberry containers you put out by the curb every Thursday? Interestingly, they are sent to Chinese recycling facilities. China is now only accepting high-value plastic, and California’s farmers are grappling with what to do with the 50,000 to 75,000 tons of plastic they use each year.

December 21, 2012

In a recent report, from the University of Michigan, agriculture was identified as one environmental stressors on the Great Lakes.

Agriculture is one of the key stressors of the Great Lakes ecosystem. A study from the University of Michigan identifies key issues and stressors plus provides tools to look at the lakes in a way to help plan to the future uses of water, land, and lake environment.

December 21, 2012

How are the Great Lakes being impacted and what are some tools to better understand the issues?

These are a series of resource links to better understand the environmental and ecological issues affecting the Great Lakes.

April 2, 2012

What are the effects of agriculture being connected to many things like nutrition, climate, and ecosystems?

Healthy Animals = Healthy Planet - Eric Boles, University of Arkansas, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.