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Bees pollinate a significant portion of the food we grow and eat. In North America alone, honey bees pollinate nearly 95 kinds of fruits, including almonds, avocados, cranberries and apples. We can thank honey bees for one in three bites of food we eat.  Click now to learn more!

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[ Making Idaho’s Bruneau Canyon more accessible for all ]

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unveiled plans for the project  at a Sept.

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[ With 38 Percent of Global Shale Gas Located in Regions of Water Stress, More Oversight of Fracking is Urgently Needed ]

As more data emerge, shale gas increasingly appears to be in the cross-hairs of the water-energy nexus, and far too little is being done to defuse impending conflicts.

While hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”), the process used to unleash natural gas from shale deposits, has raised serious concerns about groundwater contamination, less attention has been given to the added competition for limited water supplies the process can bring.

Each fracking well can require up to 25 million liters (6.6 million gallons) of water.…

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[ Congress Underscores its Bipartisan Support for Wilderness in Resolution Commemorating the Wilderness Act ]

Michael Reinemer

The Senate resolution “recognizes and commends the extraordinary work of the individuals and organizations involved in building and maintaining the National Wilderness Preservation System; and is grateful for wilderness, a tremendous asset the United States continues to preserve as a gift

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[ India’s Push for Renewable Energy: Is It Enough? ]

India faces pressure to cut emissions even as its new prime minister is promising to boost energy access. Can a push for renewable energy achieve both goals?

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[ Congress lends bipartisan show of support for Wilderness Act ]

Closing out Wilderness Week in style, the upper house of Congress passed

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The Green Poll

Do you think groups that "adopt" a road to clean it actually works?

Yes, they do a great job
No, half the groups don't actually clean the roads
I haven't noticed

Green News

You can help support the Shriners Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House, by bringing your drink can tabs to the East Stone Avenue Recycling Center. The City of Greenville will deliver the tabs to the organization so they can recycle them and use the funds to support their non-profit programs. If you would like a tab collection canister for your business, please contact recycling coordinator Brittany Keller at 864-467-8300.