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[1THING] Blog: Archive for May, 2014

[ Dedication Ceremony Highlights Wilderness Leadership by Rep. Benishek and Sen. Levin on Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan ]

Michael Reinemer

As the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness is officially dedicated today, The Wilderness Society praised Michigan Representative Dan Benishek and Senator Carl Levin for championing the bipartisan legislation that now protects this incredible place – the first wilderness area to be approved by C

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[ A win for wilderness: Sleeping Bear Dunes is now official! ]

The bipartisan bill to designate more than 32,500 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness passed the House of Representatives in March 2014, conferring the highest possible level of public land protection on an area known as “

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[ Xcel Energy and SunPower Partner to Build 50 MW PV Power Plant in Colorado ]

Xcel Energy, a U.S. based electricity and natural gas company, and SunPower Corp., a designer and manufacturer of solar systems, have signed a power purchase arrangement to build a 50-megawatt (MW) PV power plant in San Luis Valley, Colorado. Xcel Energy estimates that the electricity needs of approximately 13,500 average Colorado homes will be served by the plant. SunPower expects to start construction in 2015 and to achieve full commercial operation by the end of 2016.

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[ Photo: Einstein tours fossilized trees at Petrified Forest National Park ]

This particular photo was taken on a trip in 1931.

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[ E.P.A. Funds University Research on Cleaner Fuel Burning to Enhance Air Quality/The World … ]

WASHINGTON -Today, the E.P.A. (EPA) announced new backing for 6 universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating homes that will help enhance air quality and protect the health of Alaska Natives and people across the developing world.

“Health and environmental impacts of air pollution and climate expand beyond the borders of any one country,” said E.P.A. Administrator Gina McCarthy. “This research backing looks for to provide new too…

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[ Yale Awarded $1.5 Million E.P.A. Grant for Research on Cleaner Emissions from Cookstoves ]

BOSTON – Yale University is one of only 6 recipients of E.P.A. grant backing intended to advance research into cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting and heating homes.

Yale will collaborate with researchers from the Universities of Minnesota, Georgia, and British Colombia, as well as North Carolina State and 2 Indian non-governmental organizations. The group will gain nearly $1.5 million for their research, designed to identify if and how effectively cleane…

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[ New bill seeks to connect kids with nature ]

Kids don’t spend as much time outside as they used to, to the detriment of their health, happiness and overall connection with nature. Now, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Sen.

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[ COSPAS-SARSAT inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame ]

The U.S. Coast Guard crew rescues 3 people after their boat took on water approximately 22 miles southwest of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 14. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard.

The international COSPAS-SARSAT rescue network, responsible for saving in excess of 37,000 people worldwide, including in excess of 7,300 in the U.S. thanks to N.O….

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[ Oil Drillers’ Burning of Natural Gas Costs U.S. Millions in Revenue ]

The flaring of waste natural gas from drilling operations is costing taxpayers millions every year.

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[ New bill aims to get kids outside and healthy ]

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Healthy kids needs healthy lands – The Wilderness Society

A new bill from Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Ron Kind aims to get kids (and their parents) back outside to improve their health and their connections to the great outdoors. 

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