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Congress aiming to cut conservation and harm wildlands

This year, rather than funding conservation at the levels recommended by the administration, Congress has again proposed even deeper cuts to core Department of the Interior, Agriculture and EPA programs that protect our air, land, water and wildlife.

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BLM approves first solar variance project in Nevada

The variance process required the developer to demonstrate to the BLM that no nearby solar energy zones could meet their needs and that their proposed project is in a low-conflict location.

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Feds force Shell to scale back plans, but Arctic Ocean risks remain
Tim Woody

In a move to protect marine mammals, the Obama administration today told Royal Dutch Shell that it would not be allowed to simultaneously drill two exploratory wells less than 15 miles apart in the Arctic Ocean. The announcement forces Shell to scale back its drilling plans for this summer.

Why Urban Parks Matter

Why Urban Parks Matter

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Guest post by Catherine Nagel, executive director of EarthShare member organization City Parks Alliance

Urban parks are dynamic institutions that play a vital role in the social, economic and physical well-being of America's cities and their residents. Since the mid-19th century, with the introduction of large-scale parks in cities across America including New York, Boston, Louisville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington, DC and San Francisco, America’s city parks have provided a respite from the stress of urban life for millions of people....

The Electric Utility Revolution

The Electric Utility Revolution

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In 1995, only 2% of the global population had a mobile phone. Today 96% do. In just 20 years, the telecommunications industry has completely changed because of new technology. Apoorv Ghargava, an analyst at Opower, says a similar shift is happening to electricity utility companies. And it’s good news for customers and renewable energy.

For over a century, big companies have controlled our power supply. They’ve built large coal, gas, and nuclear plants and charged customers a regulated rate to generate and deliver that electricity....

Rep. Grijalva Applauded for Reintroduction of Military-Conservation Bill for Sonoran Desert
Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society and the Arizona Wilderness Coalition commend Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-Dist.

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Congressional hearing should spur action to improve renewable energy permitting on public lands

While the subject of the hearing zeroed in on whether the Bureau of Land Management is doing enough to ensure bonds to pay for restoring project sites from renewable energy companies are up to date, it underscored the significant progress that has been made—and the key opportunities that r

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Report: Rising sea levels will do costly damage to national parks & other sites

The report, released by the Interior Department on June 23, assessed 40 national parks, monuments and other coastal sites and found that $40 billion in infrastructure and other resources was at risk due

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Major Step Forward for Yakima Basin Water Supply and River Restoration Plan: Sen. Maria Cantwell Introduces Legislation for Precedent-Setting Water Deal
Emily Linroth

The legislation will support efforts to make droughts like the one the Yakima Basin is experiencing this year less of a hardship for both farms and fish.

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THE FRESHWATER TRUST

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While this Northwest-based non-profit has been instrumental in preserving and restoring some of the region’s most important freshwater ecosystems, The Freshwater Trust is committed to fixing our nation’s rivers though a unique blend of conservation, direct action, technology, consulting, and partnership with local and national agencies.

Given that California is facing an unprecedented drought, the Colorado no longer reaches the ocean and the Mississippi is so choked with fertilizers it’s creating an 8000 square mile dead zone, it is clear this is an organization whose work is desperately needed....

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