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[1THING] Blog: Archive for October, 2013

[ Interior Secretary Sally Jewell lays out conservation strategy during National Press Club speech ]

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced her first Secretarial Order and outlined the next few years of protecting America’s wild places today in an appearance before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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[ New “Flexible” Power Plants Sway to Keep Up with Renewables ]

As the use of renewable power on the electric grid ramps up, utilities are turning to technology that makes it easier for natural gas to smooth out the bumps in supply.

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[ New “Flexible” Power Plants Sway to Keep Up with Renewables ]

As the use of renewable power on the electric grid ramps up, utilities are turning to technology that makes it easier for natural gas to smooth out the bumps in supply.

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[ Protecting California’s desert wildlands amid solar energy development ]

Nineteen years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the California Desert Protection Act, doubling the amount of designated wilderness in California and creating Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park and the Mojave National Preserve.

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[ Interior Secretary Jewell’s Secretarial Order highlights value of our public lands and efforts to offset impacts from development ]

Jennifer Dickson

The valuable role our public lands play across America was highlighted today in a speech by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at a National Press Club luncheon.

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[ Bright future ahead for renewable energy ]

Neil Shader

A pair of new bills introduced in the U.S. Senate this week show promising signs for establishing a new standard for clean, renewable energy.  The bills, the American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act from Sen. Markey (Mass.) and the Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2013 from Sens.

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[ WATCH: Interior Secretary Jewell speaks at National Press Club ]

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[ Community input helps shape forest road planning in Washington’s Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest ]

When budget cuts forced Washington’s Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to make serious changes to its vital forest roads system, a diverse group of partners and stakeholders stepped forward to ensure the community voice will be heard during the decision-making process.

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[ Great Plains Producers Could Profit from Spring Canola Crops ]

Computer modeling by scientists at the U.S.D.A. (USDA) suggests that spring canola has the potential to become a profitable bioenergy crop for farmers in the semi-arid Central Great Plains.

The research by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agronomist David Nielsen and others could provide prod…

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[ Halloween’s 16 scariest wild places and historic sites ]

This Halloween, you need only venture into wilderness to be chilled to the bone. These scary places are inhabited by a wild beauty, and most by a ghost or two as well. Here are some haunted wild places that are sure to raise some wild hairs:

 

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