farming practices

Carbon Farming Tested in California Delta

Article: Carbon Farming Tested in California Delta

SACRAMENTO, California, August 18, 2008 (ENS) – Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of California, Davis, are exploring a new style of farming in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that produces not crops but soils that store carbon dioxide. The research team has won a three-year, $12.3 million grant from the California…

New Jersey Court Rules Factory Farm Practices Not Humane

Article: New Jersey Court Rules Factory Farm Practices Not Humane

TRENTON, New Jersey, July 31, 2008 (ENS) – Factory farming practices cannot be considered humane simply because they are widely used, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, setting a legal precedent for further actions to end the worst abuses on factory farms throughout the United States. In a unanimous decision, the court struck down…

Christmas Week: Getting The Greenest Tree

Article: Christmas Week: Getting The Greenest Tree

The Christmas tree is the (sometimes) living embodiment of so many things this holiday season, from family togetherness to religious significance and, let’s face it, the giving of gifts (more on that later this week). Amazingly, though many trees (even the fake ones) look nearly the same, there are definitely greener [www.sundance.tv]er options out there…