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[1THING] Blog: Archive for August, 2016

[ It’s Our 1Thing for September….Stand for Trees! ]

Stand For Trees is an innovative grassroots campaign that enables individuals – all of us – to take real action to stop forest loss: the number one cause of species extinction and second-leading cause of CO2 emissions globally. Although we know stopping deforestation is critical to curbing climate change, we continue to lose a forest the size of New York City every 48 hours. And deforestation and forest degradation are now larger contributors to climate change than every plane, train, car, and ship on the planet combined.

Fortunately, we have the solution. Since 2007, the international community has been working together on the REDD+ program to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Now, for the first time, the Stand For Trees model allows individuals to be part of this solution by harnessing the power of technology and social media so we can all support local communities who are implementing REDD+ practices on the ground in tropical forest countries. When you Stand For Trees, you stand for investing in communities who are pursuing new economic opportunities — creating the economy of tomorrow where trees are more valuable standing than cut down.

Learn how you can help by visiting Standfortrees.org

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[ There’s more to energy independence than phasing out foreign oil ]

We can’t ignore the impact from how other countries power their economies.

     
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[ Happy anniversary to the Wilderness Act! ]

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[ History is made with creation of largest protected area in the world ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.

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[ President Obama creates world’s largest protected area with ocean monument expansion ]

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[ California’s carbon market is a big success. Here are the facts. ]

California is ahead of schedule in meeting its ambitious climate goals, thanks in no small part to its emissions trading program.

     
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[ Looters, vandals threaten some of America’s great archaeological sites in Bears Ears ]

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[ Donated land in Maine protected by President as a national monument on 100th birthday of National Park Service ]

Michael Reinemer

The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.

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[ Climate change is messing with clouds – and it’s a really big deal ]

Climate change is pushing clouds higher and toward the poles, triggering a cycle of ever-rising global temperatures.

     
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[ Anti-conservation “riders” poisoning federal budget process ]

Max Greenberg

The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together “must-pass” appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.

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