[1THING] Blog: Archive for December, 2016

[ Commitment to preserving Native American culture and treasured lands recognized by designation of Bears Ears and Gold Butte national monuments ]

Jennifer Dickson

President Obama acted on the urging of several Native American tribes and their supporters by designating national monuments in Nevada and Utah. This action followed years of public demand for better protections and the growing threats from looting, vandalism and theft.

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[ 2017 Green Resolutions ]

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Make your New Year’s Resolution green this year. There are so many practical changes you can make to your daily life in the new year that will have a big impact on the environment. Why wait until January 1 to start working on your resolutions? Switching your grocery bags to reusable bags is a simple step you can start now and make a habit change that will make a big difference in your daily life.

 

Don’t stop there here are 9 more practical things you can do for the planet in 2017.

 

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[ America needs critical energy data in a “post-fact” world: 2 quick examples ]

As climate scientists rush to save critical data before the Trump administration takes over, there is growing concern that other government datasets could also be imperiled.

     
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[ Mitigation: Balancing energy development and conservation to protect our wildlands ]

The Bureau of Land Management published its final mitigation handbook on December 23, setting industry-wide standards for both avoiding and offsetting damage caused to public lands from development.

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[ Mitigation: Balancing energy development and conservation to protect our wildlands ]

For the first time, the federal government is implementing a set of comprehensive plans to improve the protection of land, water and wildlife that might be impacted by energy development and other projects on public lands.

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[ TWS welcomes new federal guidance on mitigation ]

Tony Iallonardo

BLM policies open the door for better outcomes for conservation and responsible development

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[ Shocking Statistics About Waste ]

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Ready for some shocking statistics? In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. Do the math based on how many people living in your home, and that’s a lot of food going into the garbage. Of course, wasted food is only a portion of the 220 million tons of waste produced in the United States per year. If you want to lessen your impact and produce less waste, we found the perfect technology for your home.  Read more

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[ We’ll protect and defend the environment in 2017 – with or without President Trump ]

Only our activism can secure America's bedrock environmental laws – all of which are now under threat.

     
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[ TransWest Express & Gateway South transmission lines: multi-state missed opportunities ]

Last week the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released final decisions for the TransWest Express and Gateway South transmission lines, giving the green light to a new 725-mile line stretching from southern Wyoming to southern Nevada (TransWest Express) and a new 400-mile line from southern Wyomi

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[ Trump transition news: 4 items you may have missed ]

The latest intelligence on the president-elect’s cabinet picks.

     
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