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[1THING] Blog: Archive for January, 2014

[ 12 great places for birding in wildlands – and more ]

Drilling, mining and of course logging all endanger bird habitat, so wilderness areas and wildlife refuges are crucial to the survival of some species. Some have of these wild areas even been designated Important Birding Areas – sites that provide essential habitat for one or more bird spec

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[ 3 Factors Shape Obama’s Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline ]

The State Department released its final environmental impact statement Friday.

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[ 9 tips for birdwatching in wildlands ]

About 46 million Americans observe birds every year, according to a 2011 U.S.

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[ Shell pulls out of Arctic Chukchi summer drilling; decision could be permanent ]

Shell pulls out of Arctic Chukchi summer drilling; decision could be permanent

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[ Keeping Super Bowl Lights On: An Extra Line, Generators in Place ]

After infrared imaging of stadium circuitry, installation of an extra power line, and an assist from biodiesel generators, the NFL is confident the lights will stay on at Super Bowl XLVIII.

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[ E.P.A. Awards Almost $9 Million in Grants to Researchers Working to Enhance Water Quality ]

WASHINGTON – Today at the 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment, E.P.A. (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced grants to 4 research institutions for innovative and sustainable water research to manage harmful nutrient pollution. Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways.

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[ Colorado State University researchers gain $2.2 million for efforts to enhance water quality ]

Comprehensive effort to reduce nutrient pollution in waters

(Denver, Colo. – January 30, 2014) Today at the 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment in Washington, D.C., E.P.A. (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced a grant of $2.2 million to the Center for Comprehensive, OptimaL and Effective Abatement of Nutrients (CLEAN) at Colorado State University to demonstrate sustainable solutions for reduction of nutrient pollu…

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[ CO Public Utilities Commission Decision Keeps Rooftop Solar Shining ]

Today the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a motion from the Colorado Energy Office that will keep one of the state’s most successful solar programs in place for the near term and provide an opportunity for a diverse stakeholder discussion about the future of rooftop solar in Colorado. This decision follows strong public opposition to a plan from Xcel Energy to roll back the popular solar program, called net metering.

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[ Study: Choosing a home close to nature improves mental health – for years ]

new study reports that moving to live closer to “green spaces” not only improves mental health immediately, but that the change is sustained for a sig

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[ Propane Shortages Leave Many U.S. Homeowners in the Cold ]

Many homes are turning into iceboxes this month as heating fuel runs short and utilities urge customers to lower thermostats.

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