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People of faith must act to confront the challenges of climate change

Miami Herald

Faith communities are addressing challenges posed by climate change in South Florida through both teaching and action. In his 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home,” Pope Francis…

Calvert’s agricultural industry is an economic engine

The Calvert Recorder

Calvert County Farm Bureau President Jason Leavitt presented the 2019 “State of Agriculture in Calvert County” address to the Board of County Commissioners on March 19. Leavitt, who owns Wilson…

USDA Report is First to Provide Consolidated Data on Conservation Practices by U.S. Farmers

USDA

Increasingly, food companies, environmental organizations, and agricultural commodity groups are setting ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from farms. These goals are realized…

Pennsylvania Adds Another 35 Farms to Preservation List

Lancaster Farming

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board preserved 35 farms covering 3,333 acres across 19 counties during its first meeting of the new year, held Feb. 22 in the state…

American West Discovers How to Make Money on the Outdoors: Enjoy It

Bloomberg

For the past 100 years, Colorado’s Grand Valley rode the wave of commodity prices—from uranium to oil shale to natural gas. Now, the region is staking its survival on another natural resource: the…

Spending Just 20 Minutes in a Park Makes You Happier

Time

Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is one of the fastest ways to improve your health and happiness. It’s been shown to lower stress, blood pressure and heart rate, while encouraging…

State Parks Partner to Prescribe Nature

The Lee Daily Register

RICHMOND – Virginia State Parks are partnering with the national organization Park Rx America to help more people enjoy the outdoors. The nonprofit Park Rx America works with doctors to prescribe…

Study: Oregon outdoor recreation saves big health care costs

KTVZ.com

SALEM, Ore. - Oregonians’ participation in outdoor recreation activities saves the state $1.4 billion annually in health care costs, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Parks and…

Time to fix $11.6 billion national park repair backlog

The Hill

As Congress finishes final business for the year, several hot-button issues await action. Important legislation will be considered that, if passed, will provide desperately needed resources to…

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