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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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[ Remembering 1st African American head of National Park Service, 17 years later ]

Stanton was sworn in as the first African-American director of the NPS in 1997, but his path to that lofty perch was not an easy one.

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[ Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says ]

The world’s existing power plants are locking in more than 300 billion tons of future emissions that aren’t being accounted for, a new study says.

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[ “Zombie” Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers ]

U.S. data centers throw away billions of dollars in electricity every year because of inefficiencies in how they are run, according to a new report.

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[ Coal-Dependent Arkansas Faces Stiff Emissions Target and a Running Clo ]

Under a proposed EPA rule, state officials will have to cut carbon emissions by nearly 45 percent—one of the highest targets in the country.

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[ Wilderness license plates let Idahoans support stewardship ]

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC) is encouraging Idahoans to purchase license plates that salute the neighboring Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness areas, with proceeds supporting stewardship of the two protected areas and trails.

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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.