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Franklin D. Roosevelt on a Nation’s Soils

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to establish the Soil Erosion Service...

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Our Oceans, Our Future: World Oceans Day 2017

Today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day 2017. The conservation action focus is on plastic pollution and preventing marine litter...

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The National Park Service turns 100!

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. One hundred years ago President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, and Yellowstone became America’s first National Park. It was the beginning of a worldwide national park movement. Find Your Park To celebrate the National Park Centennial, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation are…

The National Park Service turns 100! was originally published on Aware & Fair

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The Wilderness Society: 2015 Victories (Video & Link)

Encouragement: As we come to the close of 2015, lets review the environmental victories of American wilderness preservation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjSuvfcJAmg Victories for Wildlands Conservation in 2015 (Link) In 2015, anti-conservation members of Congress made significant and sustained efforts to undermine wildlands conservation. They did this through repeated attempts to roll back bedrock conservation laws and programs like the ...

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The Three Biggest Threats to the Environment from 114th Congress

Only a few years ago, no patriot would have ever suggested the slightest risk to our treasured national parks. But now there is the special-interests-crazed 114th Congress. Shame. Support for the environment was once a bipartisan affair. Democrats and Republicans came together to create the first Earth Day in 1970. No longer. Backed by more than ...

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Preserving the Grand Canyon Night Sky

The Grand Canyon has a rare natural lightscape that is unimpaired by artificial lighting. The night sky looks amazing from there! Journey to a place where the Milky Way stretches across the heavens. Experience the mystery and wonder of Grand Canyon's night sky with Astronomer Tyler Nordgren and Park Ranger Rader Lane. Explore its beauty ...

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Energy Efficiency & Green Economy Models Around the World

American economist Robert Pollin talks about energy efficiency and green economy models around the world. This notion that it's really hard for us to achieve efficiency gains is completely contradicted by the fact that Germany is running their economy today at twice the efficiency level of the U.S. [...] [What helped Germany do that?] One, ...

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2015: International Year of Soils

Happy New Year - 2015 is the International Year of Soils!   The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS).... The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. ~ Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Healthy Soils for ...

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10 New Year’s resolutions for a Guilt-Free 2015

Happy New Year! Here's a list of resolutions that will help you save the planet in 2015  - almost single-handed! 10 New Year’s resolutions for a Guilt-Free 2015 This year, it’s going to be different. As of this moment, right now, as we hurtle towards 2015 at a rate of 24 hours per day, we here ...

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