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2011-11-01 09:31:49

During the past decade, voluntary contracts called conservation easements have become a popular method for conserving land. Embodied in an agreement between landowners and a government or non-governmental organization, these easements have differing goals, structures and financial arrangements. As the area protected by easements has grown to 30 million acres, questions have multiplied. Are easements the most efficient way to conserve land and biodiversity? What easement structures are...

2011-05-31 10:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Land Trust of Tennessee, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust and Wildlands Network received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant today in support of their work to help private landowners and government agencies in the southeastern United States protect special forest sites though working-forest conservation easements. The three non-profit conservation organizations were...

2011-05-17 23:00:00

Sixth Annual Land Policy Conference is May 22-24 in Cambridge, Mass. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The use of value capture to finance local infrastructure, transportation projects, and urban redevelopment is the topic of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's 6th annual Land Policy Conference at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge May 22-24. The concept of value capture is based on engaging the private sector to contribute to the cost of major infrastructure and...

2011-05-10 06:05:00

Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America looks at awarding titles, upgrading CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today one out of four urban residents in Latin America lives in a dwelling that does not have a legal title, or lacks urban services such as water and sanitation, or is constructed in a precarious location. Improving conditions in existing informal settlements and shantytowns in Latin American cities is a necessary and worthy goal, but the...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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