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[1THING] Blog: Archive for May, 2016

[ It’s Our 1Thing for June… ]

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Environment America is a state-based citizen-funded environmental advocacy group fighting to protect the places we love and advance the environmental values we share. Through 29 state affiliates, Environment America advocates raise awareness of environmental issues, such as clean water, solar power, bee populations and climate change. This grass roots organization has a great public awareness website with news releases and articles of issues such as bee populations, fracking, national parks and more.

To learn more go to Environment America.

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[ River otter, today’s your special day ]

It’s International River Otter Awareness Day! Here are five reasons we appreciate these amazing creatures.

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[ The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now ]

May 27, 2016

The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now (CO)

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[ The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now ]

May 27, 2016

The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now (DC)

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[ How climate change affects the monarch butterfly, and what we can do about it ]

An iconic American species is on the brink of extinction, but it’s not too late to reverse course.

     
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[ What does coal reform mean to you? ]

What does coal reform mean to you?

As the Department of the Interior kicks off their country-wide public meetings on coal reform, we elevate messengers from The Wilderness Society and its partners. The following testimonies are being submitted to the record during the comment period.
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[ Floating solar panels are a perfect fit for drought-stricken states. Here’s why. ]

This innovation is a win-win for dry and sunny states that need clean energy and ways to cope with severe droughts.

     
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[ Map shows the wildest land linking protected areas of the U.S. ]

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[ We are asking for big change ]

Global warming is taking its toll on people and the environment around the world. Here in the U.S., we see more extreme weather like heat waves, droughts, floods, and bad air days because of global warming. We know that to avoid catastrophe and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the US will need to cut overall global warming pollution by more than 80 percent by mid-century.

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[ A New Way Forward ]

America has made progress in cutting pollution from cars and trucks over the last decade as a result of improved vehicle fuel economy and slower growth in driving. But eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from our urban transportation systems is going to require more than incremental change – it will require transformation. 

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