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Sunday, January 12, 2014

No sweeping exits




It was a beautiful day.

* DU participates in conservation conversation in Washington:

... the United States is losing grasslands at a rate six times faster than we’re conserving them. A South Dakota State University study found that federal crop insurance and disaster relief are creating incentives to convert grassland and counteract other national policies intended to conserve grasslands.

* Grasslands under siege in the Plains:

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, from 2011 to 2012 Nebraska led the nation in the number of acres converted from noncropland to cropland: a total of 54,876.6 acres. This rate of conversion outdistanced second-place South Dakota during the same period by a whopping 102 percent.

* Rauner tries to walk it back.

* If You Used Yahoo This Week, You Might Have Malware (Updated)

* The saddest cookbook ever written.

* 40 Must-See Historical Photos.

* 2013's Most Gorgeous US Air Force Images

* Southern Illinois: Polar Vortex Creates 3 Amazing Frozen Waterfalls

* Action shot.

* Or offstage lines..............................

Posted by Marie at January 12, 2014 7:07 PM