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[ Public Lands Day sees #OurWild at a dangerous crossroads ]

In 2017, National Public Lands Day (Sept. 30) comes as many bedrock notions about public lands have been shaken to the core–or even forgotten entirely by some of the country’s leaders.

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[ This trade dispute could upend America’s booming solar industry. Here’s what it means for you. ]

Thinking of getting solar panels for your roof? New tariffs, if imposed, could put a quick end to your project – and worry anyone concerned with climate change.

     
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[ Court rejects Nevada county’s meritless road claim after nearly two decades of litigation ]

Jennifer Dickson

Earlier this week a federal district court issued a final decision in a nearly two-decades-old legal case over a right-of-way claim by Elko County, Nevada to a road that traverses a sensitive river canyon near the bo

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[ DOI ignores stakeholders input with changes to sage grouse plans ]

Alex Thompson

During a call on Monday, the Interior Department said they intend to move forward with changing the sage grouse conservation plans, putting the Trump administration’s fossil fuel focused agenda ahead of the interests of western stakeholders, including states, communities and western govern

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[ Jarbridge South Canyon Road order ]

Sep 25, 2017

Judge’s order for Case No. 3:99-cv-00547-MMD-WGC (South Canyon Road) b

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[ Nominate Your Favorite Trail for Pennsylvania Trail Of The Year ]

DCNR’s Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year.  The deadline for nominations is November 17.

“Pennsylvania is a leader in trail development, providing its citizens and visitors with more than 11,000 miles of trails across the Commonwealth to enjoy, from gentle pathways threading through miles of preserved greenways, to remote, rugged trails scaling the state’s magnificent mountains,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

Each year, the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee designates a Trail of the Year to help build enthusiasm and support for both large and small trails, and raise public awareness about the value of Pennsylvania’s trail network.

Eligible trails must be at least one mile in length and be open to the public.  In honor of the achievement, the committee and DCNR produce a poster for statewide distribution and plan a public celebration for the recognized trail.

Individuals and organizations can submit a nomination form found on DCNR’s Pennsylvania Trail of the Year webpage. Entries, with supporting material, should be emailed to: RA-explorepatrails@pa.gov.

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[ MEMO: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 2017 Timeline ]

Tim Woody

November 8, 2016: Donald Trump wins presidential election. Sen.

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[ A breakthrough for mobile air quality data – and 3 deceptively tough challenges that paved the way ]

With these groundbreaking insights, we can scale up mobile sensing technology to track and map pollutants in cities everywhere.

     
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[ Keep PA Beautiful Invites Schools To Participate In Litter Free School Zone Program ]

garbageKeep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites schools in Pennsylvania to participate in the Litter Free School Zone Program, a comprehensive program that encourages young people to play an active role in protecting and improving our environment through recycling, litter awareness, and community stewardship.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provides a sign recognizing the participating school as a Litter Free School Zone. The school, in turn, organizes two cleanup or beautification events per year.

There are currently over seventy schools that participate in the program. All schools are welcome – elementary through high school.

Find out more about the Litter Free School Zone Program here.

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[ How a tech startup and nimble non-profit exposed toxic releases during the Houston flood ]

As federal and state agencies failed to monitor air pollution after Hurricane Harvey, we measured and mapped a leaking carcinogen in real time.

     
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