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[ Congress aiming to cut conservation and harm wildlands ]

This year, rather than funding conservation at the levels recommended by the administration, Congress has again proposed even deeper cuts to core Department of the Interior, Agriculture and EPA programs that protect our air, land, water and wildlife.

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[ It’s our 1Thing for July… ]

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While this Northwest-based non-profit has been instrumental in preserving and restoring some of the region’s most important freshwater ecosystems, The Freshwater Trust is committed to fixing our nation’s rivers though a unique blend of conservation, direct action, technology, consulting, and partnership with local and national agencies.

Given that California is facing an unprecedented drought, the Colorado no longer reaches the ocean and the Mississippi is so choked with fertilizers it’s creating an 8000 square mile dead zone, it is clear this is an organization whose work is desperately needed.…

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[ E.P.A. to approve California’s newest list of impaired waterways ]

Polluted rivers, lakes and coastal waters need cleanup and restoration projects

SAN FRANCISCO – In excess of 40,000 miles of California’s rivers and streams are currently threatened by pollution, according to a list of impaired waterways submitted by the state to the E.P.A.. Monitoring of rivers, lakes and coastal waters in California continue to show harmful pollutant levels, based on updates to the list from 3 of the state’s 9 regional Water Quality Cont…

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[ BLM approves first solar variance project in Nevada ]

The variance process required the developer to demonstrate to the BLM that no nearby solar energy zones could meet their needs and that their proposed project is in a low-conflict location.

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[ Feds force Shell to scale back plans, but Arctic Ocean risks remain ]

Tim Woody

In a move to protect marine mammals, the Obama administration today told Royal Dutch Shell that it would not be allowed to simultaneously drill two exploratory wells less than 15 miles apart in the Arctic Ocean. The announcement forces Shell to scale back its drilling plans for this summer.

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Farmers Markets in Colorado

Check out where you can get fresh produce from local growers!

Metro Denver Farmers Markets Six convenient locations throughout metro Denver. Colorado Farmers Markets A great resource if you are interested in being a vendor, or just looking for a place to purchase locally-grown produce. Mile High Marketplace Farmers Market A year-round farmers market at the Mile High Flea Market. Door-to-Door Organics Let the farmer’s market come to you. Quality, organic produce is delivered to your front door at a schedule that is convenient for you! See the page here!