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Conservation Easements News Items$20 million levy for open lands conservation to go before Gallatin Co. voters - NBC Montana5/31/2018 10:31:07 PM
NBC Montana $20 million levy for open lands conservation to go before Gallatin Co. voters NBC Montana Funds from the levy would go toward open space programs like conservation easements and open space maintenance. "A lot of times it ... We're not going to be able to keep filling from grocery stores in California , which is already under stress," she said.
Dear Fellow YIMBYs: Yes, Urban Density Is Wonderful. But We Also Need More Suburbs. - Forbes4/13/2018 5:43:29 PM
Forbes Dear Fellow YIMBYs: Yes, Urban Density Is Wonderful. But We Also Need More Suburbs. Forbes California's acute housing crisis has resulted in growing support for legislation that would require local governments to allow the construction of taller buildings within walking distance of mass transit stops. The proposed legislation by ... In the ...
Tax bill: California unveils plan to skirt Trump's SALT deduction cap - Curbed1/5/2018 5:01:28 PM
Curbed Tax bill: California unveils plan to skirt Trump's SALT deduction cap Curbed According to The Mercury News, UCLA law professor Kirk Stark is advising lawmakers on the matter and notes that California already offers a similar deal in which donors to conservation easements or private school vouchers receive a state tax credit and ... California's proposed federal tax cap work-around, unveiled The Mercury News all 143 news articles »
High-tax states plot ways to get around new limit on federal tax deductions - USA TODAY1/5/2018 1:42:39 PM
USA TODAY High-tax states plot ways to get around new limit on federal tax deductions USA TODAY So the president pro tempore of the California state Senate, Kevin de Leon, proposed a bill this week that would let people who make contributions to the " California Excellence Fund" get a credit against their state income tax for the amount they ... Plan Aims to Turn Property-Tax Bills Into Charitable Deductions to Skirt Overhaul Fox Business Charity workaround to new federal cap could save New Jersey residents money, Democrats say NorthJersey.com all 55 news articles »
The Billion-Dollar Loophole - Fortune12/21/2017 4:43:49 PM
Fortune The Billion-Dollar Loophole Fortune That's traditionally how what are known as “ conservation easements ” worked. In California's Napa Valley, for example, a former biology professor named Giles Mead agreed not to develop 1,318 hilltop acres in 1983 and got a deduction in return. The ... and more »
After California's most destructive fire season, a debate over where to rebuild homes - Los Angeles Times12/16/2017 9:01:00 AM
Los Angeles Times After California's most destructive fire season, a debate over where to rebuild homes Los Angeles Times With the frequency and cost of catastrophic wildfires climbing in California , the idea of compensating property owners to not rebuild — or using economic pressure to discourage them from building in the first place — is gaining supporters among those ... and more »
Conservation Markets News ItemsWhat If People Were Paid to Use Less Water? - CityLab5/10/2018 11:57:09 AM
CityLab What If People Were Paid to Use Less Water? CityLab We need a global rethink, one that starts with turning markets upside down. A group of university and private partners is working with two water utilities, one in Sonoma, California , and the other in Marrakesh, Morocco, to pioneer a new approach, based ...
Green Is Good - Center For American Progress4/5/2017 11:09:40 AM
Center For American Progress Green Is Good Center For American Progress In 1995, California passed legislation to develop conservation banks for listed species, in partnership with the USFWS. The number ... Uncertainty is one of the greatest obstacles to participation in markets, and regulatory conservation markets are no ...
5 things you need to know about the Q-biotype whitefly - Greenhouse Management10/12/2016 1:23:32 PM
5 things you need to know about the Q-biotype whitefly Greenhouse Management Growers from 26 different states from California to Maine have reported instances of the Q-biotype whitefly to local extension agencies and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This particular biotype of Bemisia tabaci whitefly is not ... and more »
Interest Builds In Giving Farmers Credit For Growing Green - NPR10/16/2015 3:51:06 PM
NPR Interest Builds In Giving Farmers Credit For Growing Green NPR In California , power plants are under orders to cut carbon emissions. They're trading offsets with rice farmers who have changed their cropping practices to cut methane emissions. "Rice growers are implementing practices that reduce methane emissions, ... and more »
Is Whale Wars a waste of money? - Southern Fried Science7/2/2013 11:29:44 AM
Is Whale Wars a waste of money? Southern Fried Science Lindsey Peavey is a PhD student in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California , Santa Barbara. She is a marine ecologist whose research seeks to find a sustainable balance between human resource use and ...