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MANCHIN, KAINE, WARNER, BROWN, CASEY INTRODUCE RECLAIM ACT
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the RECLAIM Act last week. This legislation will provide funds to states and Indian tribes for the purpose of promoting economic revitalization, diversification, and development in economically distressed communities through the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by coal mining.
“This legislation will help the many mining communities throughout West Virginia and the... read more
Wildfires in Tennessee have now killed three people and injured 14 others, and caused untold damage to wildlife and natural resources. As the fires continue to rage out of control, they’re raising questions about whether we’re doing enough to prepare for worsening wildfires in a warming world.
“Over 150 structures in the county have been damaged or destroyed. 70 homes in Wears... read more
Your Local Foodshed
We suggest you think of your local foodshed as 1) the area that you should look to first for your food and 2) the area you should feel most responsible for in terms of its overall health and ability to maintain sustainable food production.
In order to maintain and increase our level of local food production, we need to ensure that our foodsheds are not only resilient to disruptions caused by climate change, but well-adapted to remain productive in a new and changing climate.
Mitigation is the Most Important Adaptation
Just as important, or actually more... read more