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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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Despite wet winter, 2019 wildfire season still a threat in the West

Despite wet winter, 2019 wildfire season still a threat in the West

Ask just about any Californian and they will tell you that 2018’s massive wildfires are still fresh in their memory just as the 2019 fire season has officially arrived. Last week the National Interagency Fire Center put Californians on notice that they should expect another active fire season this year. The center said a heavy […]

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Drone Technology Helps Rediscover Extinct Hawaiian Hibiscus  

Drone Technology Helps Rediscover Extinct Hawaiian Hibiscus  

A rare, cliff-dwelling, Hawaiian hibiscus flower–scientifically known as Hibiscadelphus woodii–that was previously declared extinct has now been rediscovered thanks to drone technology. The bright yellow flower makes its home on rugged cliff faces of Kalalau Valley on Kaua’i, Hawaii, a place difficult for scientists to physically access. As NatGeo explained, “the recent drone rediscovery of […]

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Gold Mine Near Yellowstone Blocked By Montana Court

Gold Mine Near Yellowstone Blocked By Montana Court

Last week a state court judge in Montana invalidated a permit that would have allowed Lucky Minerals, a Canadian mining company, to develop a gold mine on private land north of Yellowstone National Park.  The Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Earthjustice sued the State of Montana to invalidate the permit, which would have allowed the mining […]

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Earth Day Starts in Your Own Back Yard

Earth Day Starts in Your Own Back Yard

By Raleigh Kitchen, Membership and Outreach Manager, St. Simons Land Trust Earth Day is usually associated with big demonstrations, laudable corporate commitments and remarks by national figures encouraging us to keep persevering in the fight for our planet. Those are all important actions, but we can’t forget that the most impactful things we can do […]

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US Dust storms getting worse, posing serious human health consequences

US Dust storms getting worse, posing serious human health consequences

Soil erosion in the West is getting worse. And that’s creating more dust – which isn’t good for ecosystems, human health or the economy. A study from the U.S. Geological Survey says more than 200 thousand square miles of land in the U.S. is more susceptible than ever to soil erosion from wind. And roughly two-thirds of […]

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Weeds one step ahead of Roundup

Weeds one step ahead of Roundup

Evidence is emerging that after billions of dollars made by the agrochem industry off of Roundup and genetically engineered “Round-up ready” crops, weeds are becoming resistant to the highly potent pesticide.

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CA National Guard pulled from border to help prepare for fire season

CA National Guard pulled from border to help prepare for fire season

Last Friday, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a “statewide emergency on wildfires” as a means to expedite prevention projects before the next fire season in the state.

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Brazilian Government Plans Mining on Native Lands

Brazilian Government Plans Mining on Native Lands

Acting without the consent of the indigenous people of the Amazon, who have a guaranteed right to their land under the Brazilian constitution, the country’s new Minister of Mining and Energy announced a plan to permit mining companies to conduct operations on previously protected indigenous lands. 

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One St. Patty’s Thing: the longest 4-leaf clover hunt ever?

One St. Patty’s Thing: the longest 4-leaf clover hunt ever?

Muriel Alderman, an 85-year-old resident of Riner, VA has been collecting 4-leaf clovers on her farm since 1965 and has amassed a serious collection in that time. Looking for the clovers is her hobby and she keeps a record of her collection. As SW Virginia News reported, in 2018 – which she called “the best […]

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