Agriculture

"Drought Tests Centuries-Old Water Traditions In New Mexico"

"At the edge of a sandstone outcropping, Teresa Leger Fernández looks out on the Rio Chama. The river tracks a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hillsides, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red and yellow cliffs made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Here marks the genesis of New Mexico’s centuries-old tradition of sharing water through irrigation systems known as acequias."

Source: AP, 09/20/2021

"90% Of Global Farm Subsidies Damage People And Planet, Says UN"

"Almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found. This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, many of whom are women, according to the UN agencies."

Source: Guardian, 09/16/2021

"Committee OKs Methane Fee, Launches Debate On Climate Plan"

"The Energy and Commerce Committee advanced parts of its sprawling budget reconciliation bill in a marathon markup yesterday but punted until later today a fight over Democrats’ marquee climate policy."

Source: E&E News, 09/14/2021

Tracking the Big Climate Bills — An Infrastructure/Reconciliation Breakdown

During the next two weeks, expect a rush of Congressional activity as both chambers attempt to set details that will constitute what some see as possibly the most important climate legislation in years. TipSheet helps you keep track of the action, first setting the stage on two massive measures, and then providing resources to track more than half-a-dozen House committees.

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September 14, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and COVID-19: Sept 7 and 14

In the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) offer a webinar series, Sep 7 and 14, to hear Indigenous Peoples in Perú, Kenya, India and China discuss resilient food systems.

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