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We’ve all heard the news about falsified emissions tests that rocked the world’s biggest carmaker.  What can we do?  Broaden our focus.350.org is building a global climate movement. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.  The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.Watch their video which clearly explains our planet’s challenge and 350’s mission without using any words, because with over 4000 languages in the world, words don’t always get the point across.  Learn more about what you can do.

About 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year. Part of this accumulates in 5 areas where currents converge: the gyres. At least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently in the oceans, a third of which is concentrated in the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

For more than 25 years, Conservation International has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth.  CI is  900 people in 30+ countries helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet, for you and for everyone.

41pounds.org stops your junk mail and catalogs — protecting the environment. Junk mail wastes an incredible amount of natural resources and contributes to global warming. Our service covers your entire household for five years.

The Foundation was established in Louisiana and works throughout the Gulf region.  It was founded in 2002 in response to a comprehensive coastal study, calling on the need to alert the nation of the devastating loss of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands and how the loss impacts the rest of the nation.

[1THING] Blog

[ Response to Interior Department announcement regarding better collaboration for New Mexico’s Historic Chaco Canyon region ]

Jennifer Dickson

According to the agency, this is the first time the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Farmington Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Navajo Regional Office will jointly conduct an analysis of management in the area that covers both public and tribal lands.  


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[ Coastal crisis, conflicting ideas: How a complex restoration plan found success ]

Diverse stakeholders, some of whom did not see eye to eye on sediment diversions, hammered out recommendations for a massive coastal recovery project.

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[ What Michael Pollan gets wrong about Big Ag ]

Those who paint large-scale farmers and agribusiness as a monolithic villain ignore improvements that are being made today on the ground, in corporate offices and in food company kitchens.

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[ Cutting carbon pollution from aviation: A major breakthrough years in the making ]

After years of hard, behind-the-scenes work, it’s the first-ever cap on carbon pollution from a major, global industry.

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[ Keep #OurWild public! Climbers from American Alpine Club voice up ]

People who love to climb–be it alpine climbing or rock climbing–live for the opportunity to push themselves, both mentally and physically, in some of the most beautiful and serene parts of our country.

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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!