Climate News

Community Voices Important in Wind Siting

Approximately 100 residents from Cortland, Hallam and surrounding communities met at the Cortland Community Center in January to discuss the proposed development of a wind farm in the area and other related issues at a Wind Information Forum hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and Lancaster County Farmers Union.

Midwest Action on Climate Change

Across the Midwest and Great Plains – from Nebraska to Michigan and from North Dakota to Ohio – people are taking action this week to address climate change and calling for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and limiting carbon pollution from America’s power plants.
 

Midwest Week of Action Builds Awareness About Climate Change

The Center is joining organizations from across the Midwest for a regional week of action, in order to build awareness for the Clean Power Plan, and encourage rural residents to voice their support for limits on carbon pollution from our nations power plants. The Clean Power Plan proposal isn't just about cutting carbon, it will encourage more investment in clean renewable energy and energy efficiency, which are both great ways to save money, and spark economic development.

Farmers Lead on Climate Resiliency

Jerry Peckumn farms in Jefferson, Iowa. To prevent soil erosion, Jerry plants perennials on his steepest land and maintains buffer strips. At a climate forum in Grinnell, he emphasized the importance of finding good ways to incorporate more perennials.

Though he uses numerous conservation practices, he is always looking for ways to improve the resiliency of his land. For many farmers, taking steps to build resilience in the face of a changing climate comes naturally.

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