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[ What happens after Bears Ears National Monument’s deadline? ]

In the coming weeks, the Trump administration will review comments, and by June 10th, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will make a recommendation about Bears Ears’ monument status.

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[ Trump doesn’t care about climate or these 5 national parks ]

Our parks would benefit from staying in the Paris Agreement, where nearly 200 countries are committed to reduce human-driven emissions and aim to stop the rise of global temperatures.

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[ Unprecedented outpouring of support for Bears Ears shown during official comment period ]

DJ Tyson

Today, a coalition of conservation groups and others announced that a historic number of comments and petitions of support have been submitted to the Department of the Interior in support of Bears Ears National Monument.  Despite the entirely inadequate 15-day period ending on May 26th prov

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[ Legal memo: A president does not have the power to revoke a national monument ]

May 25, 2017

A president does not have the power to revoke a national monument

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[ 8 activities you can do at national monuments ]

Stretching from Maine to New Mexico and Utah to Hawaii, America’s national monuments can be found all over the country, and offer the chance to do everything from exploring ruins and discovering dinosaurs to rock climbing and snorkeling.

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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.