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Solutions from the Land: A New Way Forward

As the incoming administration contemplates the path forward for America’s energy, agriculture, conservation and climate polices, it will be important to carefully assess the role that farms, ranches and forests – our nation’s working lands – can play in meeting … Continue reading

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Study Says Influx of Dead Trees Can Be Handled Through Co-Burning

Researchers at the University of Wyoming say a vast number of trees killed by a bark beetle population that is rapidly expanding due to higher temperatures could be sustainably co-fired in coal plants. It’s an important finding, especially as Congress … Continue reading

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DOE Billion-Ton Update Makes Clear the Role of Biomass in U.S. Energy Strategy

After much anticipation within the biomass community, the latest update of the DOE’s Billion-Ton report reaffirms that the United States by the year 2040 has the potential to sustainably produce at least one billion tons of nonfood biomass resources that … Continue reading

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Farm, Forestry Producers Offer Climate Change Solutions

Taking place this week in Rome is the annual forum of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA), a dynamic gathering of representatives from around the world discussing challenges, sharing solutions and building partnerships to develop food, feed and … Continue reading

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Solutions from the Land's 'Farmer-First' Climate Smart Agriculture Principle

The award of a $500,000 grant from the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Solutions from the Land (SfL) this week underscores the priority and responsibility that SfL takes in putting farmers first in developing practices and policies that can meet … Continue reading

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Time Is Now to Take Advantage of Climate Solutions Offered by Agriculture

Today starts a two-day “Climate Action 2016” summit in Washington that will bring together government, business and environmental leaders from around the globe “to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to climate implementation.” In other words, it’s a “rubber-meets-the-road” situation where world … Continue reading

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Redefining 'Biomass' Would Better Meet GHG Reduction Targets

Welcome news for biomass advocates came out last week from the Brookings Institution, a prestigious, nonpartisan Washington-based policy think tank. They published a paper asserting that a small “tweak” to the federal statutory language defining “renewable biomass” could “go a … Continue reading

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California Demonstrates Growing Embrace of Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) advocates have worked diligently to expand the worldwide application of good climate science to agricultural production and ecosystem support practices. So, here in the United States, it is exceptionally gratifying to see California take a leading … Continue reading

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Electric Co-ops Show Renewable Energy Generates Big Benefits

A key initiative undertaken by the 25x’25 Alliance in recent years is aimed at spotlighting and supporting rural electric cooperatives that are implementing distributed renewable energy generation and the business models that enable that generation. To help sustain the tremendous … Continue reading

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Critical Dialogue on Adapting to a Changing Climate Underway

Last week’s UN climate summit in New York drawing together leaders from around the world marked the priority governments across the globe are giving to the threat posed by growing changes to the Earth’s weather patterns. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon … Continue reading

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