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2022 Census of Agriculture on Cover Crops

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lara Bryant
Every five years, the Census of Agriculture provides snapshot of US farming, from farmer demographics and farm size, to crops planted, to management practices that farmers use. USDA recently made the 2022 Census data public, and there is positive news…

World Wetlands Day: A Call to Action for U.S. Wetlands Preservation

Expert BlogUnited StatesJon Devine
Today marks World Wetlands Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of wetlands' vital role in our ecosystem and lives. However, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Sackett v. EPA decision gutting federal wetlands protections, this year's commemoration…

Vessel Strike Severely Wounds Right Whale Calf

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Francine Kershaw

One of the endangered North Atlantic right whales calves born this season has been found with serious injuries caused by a vessel’s propeller.

2023 Review: Offshore Drilling

Expert BlogUnited StatesValerie Cleland, Zanagee Artis
Litigation, legislation, advocacy: our snapshot of NRDC’s work to stop new offshore drilling in 2023.

NOAA Puts Endangered Whale in the Spotlight

Expert BlogUnited StatesLexi Nutkiewicz
Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) added Rice’s whale to its “Species in the Spotlight” initiative, as one of ten species in need of immediate, targeted action to prevent extinction.