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1Thing supports the Columbia Water Center’s mission to creatively tackle water challenges of a rapidly changing world where water and climate interact with food, energy, ecosystems and urbanization.

1Thing supports the Columbia Water Center’s mission to creatively tackle water challenges of a rapidly changing world where water and climate interact with food, energy, ecosystems and urbanization.

We believe that America’s national parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. 

Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Their work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision.

The Dolphin Project is a proud part of the Earth Island Institute, a non-profit, tax deductible organization founded in 1982. Expand to find out more!

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[ National park visitors added $26.5 billion to economy in 2013 ]

In a study released July 18, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that its network of parks and other public lands

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[ Take action: Forest Service must keep snowmobile use safe and sustainable ]

As it is currently written, the Forest Service’s proposed over-snow vehicle (OSV) rule allows individual fo

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[ Love wilderness? This video will make you want to protect it. ]

A new video produced by This American Land celebrates the 50th anniversary of a piece of legislation that has given Americans their strongest tool for protecting wildlands: The Wilderness Act.

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[ Where moon-bound Apollo crews trained: our otherworldly wildlands ]

In 1969, landing on the moon was a truly paradigm-shifting achievement–a real “first” both for the American public and NASA.

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[ First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Wins Federal Funds, Courtroom Fights ]

For over a decade, Cape Wind’s proposal to build a turbine farm off Cape Cod has generated excitement and opposition in large measures—but no power. New federal funding and recent courtroom victories may soon change all that, and launch America’s offshore wind industry in earnest.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Programs Office has announced a conditional commitment to Cape Wind, a 130-turbine project slated for the shallow waters of Nantucket Sound. The $150 million loan guarantee would support construction of the 360 megawatt (MW) wind farm and might finally help the bid to spin turbines above the waters of Nantucket Sound.…

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The Green Poll

What do you do to help keep the Earth Green?

I recycle
I compost
I have a gas alternative car
I clean up the comminity
one or more of the above

Green Tips

Not that long ago, we could drink out of our rivers and streams. Now the water has to be processed to get rid of garbage and bacteria that can make us sick. • Don’t keep the faucet on when you brush your teeth. •DID YOU KNOW that leaving the water running just 3 minutes can use up to 1 quart of drinking water? •You can help just by checking to make sure the faucet is completely turned off each time you use it!