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Fight Climate Change with Non-fertilized Lawns

Fight Climate Change with non-fertilized lawns -Say no to quick-release nitrogen fertilizers -Without fertilizer, grass roots go deeper, more foliage, no need for herbicides and pesticides -Optional, apply no more than ½ pound per 1000 feet of slow-release fertilizer in spring or fall -Refuse the use of RoundUp -Capture more carbon with grass than does…

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Blue Sky Over MA Challenge to Capture More Carbon

The Challenge Team up to stop the use of quick-release fertilizer on lawns Why? Win Prize Money The Ocean River Institute will award three prizes: $1,000 First Place, $500 Second Place, and $250 Third Place to town teams with the highest percentage of homeowners pledging NOT to use quick-release fertilizer on established lawns. Capture Carbon…

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Oskar’s Quest, Deep Adaptation with Jem Bendell

As climate change wreaks havoc on our wildlife and agriculture, what do you tell a 13 year-old boy about his future? Oskar didn’t need to be told. Answering his mum why he was crying, the 13 year-old said he wouldn’t be able to live like her, because society would collapse from climate change. Dumbfounded, his…

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In Defense of New England’s Deep-Sea Coral Reefs

Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director New England Fisheries Management Council 50 Water Street, Mill 2 Newburyport, MA  01950 May 26, 2017 Dear Mr. Nies, I am writing to the Council’s Habitat Committee to comment on the Draft Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral Amendment alternatives. In 2014 I attended the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council’s presentation by Dr Nizinski…

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Stop Funding Cuts to NOAA Ocean, Fish, and Weather Programs

Congress has been directed by the Administration to slash $1 billion out of NOAA’s ocean and weather programs. Join with us to speak out for oceans to maintain funding of our nation’s ocean programs that include exploration and fisheries research, weather and coping with shifting baselines. The Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce will prepare NOAA’s budget. …

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