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[ Why rust belt states are tackling methane when Trump won’t ]

A growing number of states that supported Trump in 2016 are taking steps to rein in methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. It’s easy to see why.

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[ In another sneak attack, Senate votes to undermine Alaska refuges. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next? ]

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is America’s last big, pristine and wild place, and it is facing challenges greater than at any time in more than a decade. When the time comes to decide its future, we must be sure lawmakers don’t repeat the mistake they made this week.

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[ New report shows State of New Mexico has history of restricting public access and selling-off state trust lands ]

Jennifer Dickson

The state of New Mexico has sold 4 million acres of state trust lands to private interests and extractive industries, some of which endanger the health, environment, and economy of local communities, according to

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[ Study identifies strategies for preserving and connecting vulnerable habitat to preserve wild, connected and diverse protected lands ]

Michael Reinemer

The most recent paper, “Wild, connected, and diverse: building a more resilient system of protected areas,” will be published in Ecological Applications, a journal of the Ecologic

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[ Response to Trump Budget: Wilderness Society Decries Decline in Care for America’s Public Lands ]

Michael Reinemer

“It’s fitting for President Trump to release his budget in March, because this is simply madness,” said Cam Witten, Government Relations and Budget Specialist at The Wilderness Society.

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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.