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[1THING] Blog: Archive for July, 2016

[ Progress: Congressman urges against legislation to cut wildlife refuge in half ]

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[ Plan for lands near Thompson Divide Colorado would cancel portion of illegally issued energy leases while leaving other lands at risk ]

Jennifer Dickson

Taking the next step in a public process to determine how to manage 65 illegally-issued leases in the White River National Forest in Western Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management released a final plan that proposes to c

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[ 5 reasons BLM needs to finalize the DRECP and the Wind and Solar Leasing Rule ]

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is a landmark collaboration between state and federal agencies which strikes a balance between the urgent need for renewable energy and the protection of the most-valuable desert lands.
 

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[ Why did Walmart take the unusual step to tackle chemicals? ]

The business case for changing the chemicals in products is thin. But there's more to this story.

     
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[ Keep the Fire Lit: Inspiring Stories of America’s Public Lands ]

Jennifer Dickson

When our generous sponsors at The Wilderness Society first asked me to interrupt your casual dinner party with a serious discussion of the Public Lands Takeover issue that has sparked so much acrimony in the outdoors community lately, my initial reaction was probably pretty similar to a lot of y

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[ Solutions for the toxic algae crisis in Florida and beyond ]

Large food companies are pushing their supply chains to reduce fertilizer runoff. If scaled up, this model could prevent harmful algae blooms.

     
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[ When the going gets tough, the tough get growing ]

Fast-growth cyanobacteria have allure for biofuel, chemical production

July 28, 2016

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[ Utah public lands hearing does too little, too late ]

Taryn Cordani
With only nine weeks, or potentially even less, left in the Congressional calendarin-session, and without a bill introduced in the Senate, the U.S.

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[ 4 things you may not know about the heat wave ]

Why the third day of excessive heat is critical and other scientific insights for this week's steamy weather.

     
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[ Report: State #10 nationwide for solar power, but it’s under increasing attack ]

Denver, CO– With roughly 543 MW of Solar Electric Capacity and 26 watts/capita installed in 2015, Colorado has more solar power capacity per capita than all but 9 other states nationwide. But the Colorful State’s solar stature is under increasing attack by Xcel Energy and other utilities.  

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