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[1THING] Blog: Archive for August, 2015

[ “Every Kid in a Park” kicks off to connect students with nature ]

“Every Kid in a Park,” which will provide 4th grade students and their families free admission to all national parks and other federal lands for a full year, officially launched on Sept.

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[ Statement from The Wilderness Society regarding President Obama’s expected trip to Alaska to discuss climate and tour coastal areas ]

Tim Woody

President Barack Obama is expected to visit Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, where according to the White House he will address the State Department’s GLACIER conference focused on a conversation around the A

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[ Group calls out attorney general Cynthia Coffman for delaying new clean water protections in Colorado ]

“As the clean water rule goes into effect today, waters from California to Maine once again have the protection of the Clean Water Act,” explained Vivian Nguyen, field organizer with Environment Colorado.   “But here in Colorado– where so many people spend their summers rafting, kayaking or fishing on our rivers – attorney general Coffman has short-circuited these protections for now. This move is particularly outrageous in light of the Animas River spill. We should be doing everything we can to enhance protections for our state waters, not degrade them.” 

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[ E.P.A. Update on Gold King Mine Response: Navajo Nation, Additional Data, Public Records ]

WASHINGTON – Today the E.P.A. (EPA) released an update on water quality and sediment data for the Navajo Nation, as well as new data sets and additional public records on the Gold King Mine response.

What new documents are being released?
E.P.A. is releasing documents related to legal agreements, grant funding, contract work, and response summary from Colorado employees on Gold King Mine.

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[ Obama’s Alaska visit expected to highlight changes in Alaska’s Arctic ]

The region already is experiencing dramatic effects of climate change, with more intense storms, beach erosion, melting permafrost, shifting wildlife habitats and disappearing sea ice.

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[ New report sheds light on the emissions coming from public lands ]

When The Wilderness Society looked at fossil fuels from federal lands earlier this year, we revealed a blind spot in the nation’s efforts to address global

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[ Five takeaways from this year’s Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas ]

Hundreds of people interested in the future of clean energy gathered in Las Vegas recently to join discussions and hear thoughts from President Obama as part the 8th annual Clean Energy Summit.

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[ Wilderness Society Praises Senator Cantwell for Focus on Wildfire ]

Michael Reinemer

Senator Cantwell, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled a hearing in Seattle on August 27 to examine wildfire issues.

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[ Some of Colorado’s wildest places may still be at risk ]

While one northwest Colorado plan does not do enough to protect wildlands, a neighboring management plan highlights how the agency can adopt new practices to protect and preserve wild areas.

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[ REPORTER MEMO: Alaska Public Lands and Arctic Ocean ]

Tim Woody

When President Obama visits Alaska at the end of August, climate change will be a key focus of his trip. The Wilderness Society developed the following memo to provide a brief primer on key Alaska public lands where the effects of climate change can already be seen.

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