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How Protected are Protected Areas? The Data Might Shock You.

How Protected are Protected Areas? The Data Might Shock You.

Rollbacks on Protected Areas Sets a Dangerous Precedent A protected area is a legally defined geographical space that’s actively managed to protect it in the long term from destructive human activities. These areas are crucial to the conservation of vulnerable species as well as the preservation of places of spiritual importance to indigenous people. However, […]

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California’s First Wildfire of the Season an Unnerving Foreshadow of What’s to Come

California’s First Wildfire of the Season an Unnerving Foreshadow of What’s to Come


Despite one of the wettest winters on record, the first major forest fire broke out in California over the weekend forcing hundreds to evacuate. The Sand Fire, which scorched 2,220 acres in parts of Northern California’s Yolo County was only 20% contained as of Sunday afternoon and for many residents is serving as a grim […]

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Green Roofs for a Green Detroit

Green Roofs for a Green Detroit

As more cities develop plans to combat climate change and increase sustainability, green roofs are becoming an increasingly popular option to combat the effects of a warming planet. As CNN reported, research conducted by Michigan State University found that green roofs are great at cooling buildings, reducing flood risk, slashing polluting emissions and providing spaces for […]

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MN to Pay Homeowners to Transform Lawns into Bumblebee Gardens

MN to Pay Homeowners to Transform Lawns into Bumblebee Gardens

Minnesota lawmakers will allow a new statewide program to go forward which will pay homeowners to transform their lawns into bee gardens to help pollinators struggling to survive habitat loss. As the Star Tribune reported, “the state will set aside $900,000 over one year to assist homeowners by covering much of the cost of converting […]

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Volunteer at a Memorial Park

Volunteer at a Memorial Park

Our national memorial parks rely on volunteers to help keep them clean and preserved for future generations. Pictured here are the volunteers who clean the Vietnam War Memorial to ensure the hallowed space stays pristine to honor the legacies of the fallen soldiers etched within it. In years past funding has been insufficient to keep […]

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Honor Their Service: Visit a National Battlefield or War Memorial

Honor Their Service: Visit a National Battlefield or War Memorial

The National Park Service preserves more than one hundred battlefields, military parks, and historic sites across the country that honor the service of American veterans from nearly every war. 

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