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The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is the national trade association representing the Christmas tree industry and is an advocate for recycling your Christmas tree.

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[ California oil spill response is ominous for Arctic Ocean ]

Three days after a pipeline spilled 105,000 gallons of crude oil in balmy Southern California, the Associated Press reported that “bad” weather was slowing cleanup effo

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[ Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act: Balancing energy development with conservation ]

The revised Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (PLREDA) was reintroduced into the Senate this week with strong bipartisan support.

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[ Polis bill would enhance Colorado wilderness and recreation ]

Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced legislation May 20 to protect Colorado’s Central Mountains, a breathtaking area in the Rocky Mountains of Summit County and eastern Eagle County.

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[ Wilderness Society Praises Teton County Rejection of State Push to Seize Public Lands ]

Michael Reinemer

Citing some of “the most beautiful and iconic landscapes on earth” in Teton County’s backyard, the board of commissioners Tuesday morning unanimously passed a resolution that “opposes any and all efforts by the State of Wyoming to obtain the wholesale transfer of federal

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[ 14 fabulous loop hikes in America ]

Loop hikes are considered to be the pinnacle hiking experience.

With fresh views at every step, none of your time or energy is wasted.

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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.