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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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[ Auto Parts Made From Tequila? ]

Ford and Jose Cuervo have created a partnership where Ford can make automotive parts from byproducts of the tequila-making process:

“…It’s also helping Jose Cuervo with its own sustainability initiative:… “A small percentage of the leftover fibers are used as compost or sold to local artisans to make crafts or agave paper, but a majority of the remnants are usually burned or thrown away. Now, Ford is able to pay for the materials and provide the local farmers a new revenue stream.” The company harvests two to three hundred tons of the plant per day, meaning the supply of plant fibers is more than plentiful. Ford already uses a number of other plant-based materials in its cars, including coconut fiber and rice hulls.”

Read the full story from Eater here.

 

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[ World Resources Institute ]

  World Resources Institute
WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.
 

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[ River Network ]

  River Network
We empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain the health of our country.
 

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Portland, OR 97204
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[ Environment America Research & Policy Center ]

 

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Has more than 100 advocates, organizers, and issue experts working together to preserve our air, water, and open spaces, promoting a cleaner, greener, healthier future. 


 

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Boston, MA 02108
617-747-4449
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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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