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[1THING] Blog: Archive for March, 2016

[ Save Our Monarchs…It’s Our 1Thing for April…. ]

Monarchs

The Monarch butterfly is endangered. Monarch population is down an alarming 80% since 1992. Like the bee, Monarchs are pollinators and are important to our survival. Much of the decline can be attributed to the Milkweed population, which is also down 80% since 1992, most likely due to the extensive use of herbicides and pesticides on agricultural crops. Milkweed is the only sustenance for the Monarch’s caterpillar. Our mantra is No Milkweed, No Monarchs….

SaveOurMonarchs.org is helping to rebuild the habitat for the Monarch. Find out what is transpiring in the Monarch Community at Facebook.com/SaveOurMonarchs. Learn more and to get free seeds (Asclepias Incarnate or Swamp Milkweed) to plant more milkweed at SaveOurMonarchs.org.

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[ Earth Day Electronics Recycling Event ]

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[ Briefing: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply 100% of our energy ]

Denver, CO — Wind, solar, and other renewable sources now make up just about 10 percent of the nation’s energy mix, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, a coalition of experts said today.

 Link to full report here.

“A 100 percent clean energy future isn’t only technically possible and imperative for slowing climate change,” said Kim Stevens, director of Environment Colorado, who spoke this morning on a renewable energy briefing. “It will also ensure a more resilient electric grid and more stable economy.”

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[ We Have the Power ]

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[ E.P.A. Declares Nutrient Recycling Challenge Winners ]

WASHINGTON – Today, the E.P.A. (EPA) announced the winners of Phase I of the Nutrient Recycling Challenge-a competition to develop affordable technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure. The winners received their awards today at a ceremony at the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, the 1st day of a two-day summit with innovators.

Every year, livestock producers manage in excess of a billion tons of animal manure, which contains va…

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[ Why America needs the feds to reform coal now ]

Coal production on public lands has been an important part of the U.S.

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[ Bureau of Land Management helps set solar energy up for success in three key states ]

BLM’s guidelines (called “Solar Regional Mitigation Strategies”) are aimed at increasing the efficiency of permitting utility-scale solar projects on public lands in Arizona, Nevada and

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[ Why reform federal coal? ]

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Why reform federal coal?

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[ Why reform federal coal? ]

Anastasia Greene

Why reform federal coal?

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[ Obama adminstration takes next step in federal coal reforms ]

On March 24, the Interior Department announced that it will begin a “Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement” to review how coal production on public lands impacts climate and whether it is providing a fair return to tax payers.

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