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Making Connections that Create Environmental Balance

Did you know that agriculture is California’s number one industry, which brings billions of dollars into the state? From grapes grown in Napa Valley to almonds in Sacramento Valley, California farmers feed 13% of the US population. California has almost 80,000 farms that produce more than 400 commodities. They are the leading state in cash farm receipts and a quarter of what they produce is exported around the world.

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The “Individual” in the Context of Global Emissions

On January 15, 2018, the Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Finance released the proposed Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (“Act”), which will enable the Government of Canada to implement the Federal backstop program in provinces and territories that do not have their own equivalent carbon pricing system.

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Land Degradation and Our Future

The disappearance of grasslands, while prevalent in Kenya, is an issue that is present in the United States as well in a different form: conversion to cropland. Although grasslands’ importance is sometimes forgotten, they are homes to some of our most valuable and unique species. Preserving the habitats of species matters, not only for the animals but also for the preservation of many American’s livelihoods and for the environment we all appreciate.

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