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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.

The Aluminum Association is the industry’s leading voice in Washington, DC committed to advancing aluminum as the sustainable metal of choice around the world.

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.

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[ President Obama’s Clean Power Plan could lessen impacts of climate change on wildlands ]

There is no greater threat to the long term health of our wild lands than climate change and today’s commitment by President Obama will help ensure that polluting sources of energy are not threatening our health or our lands.

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[ Cerros del Norte Conservation Act Heads for Full Senate Vote ]

Michael Reinemer

“The Wilderness Society applauds the actions by Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall to introduce and guide the Cerros del Norte Conservation Act forward,“ said Michael Casaus, New Mexico Director with The Wilderness Society in Albuquerque.

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[ Proposed legislation could reduce wasted energy resources on public lands ]

Led by Congressmen Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Alan Lowenthal of California, this legislation would stop the practice of venting and flar

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[ Financial investment in power line studies for the southwest could protect wildlands and advance clean energy ]

Though the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made progress in improving transmission corridors, the lack of money for studies and public outreach has been a barrier.

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[ Coal Listening Session Kickoff in DC Validates the Need for Reform ]

On Wednesday, July 29, the Bureau of Land Management kicked off their listening sessions to hear local community input about reforming the federal coal leasing program – marking an opportunity for modernizing an outdated program.

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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!