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Winter Sports Under Threat in a Changing Climate

Winter Sports Under Threat from Climate Change


Adapted from a report by Protect Our Winters

In mountain towns across the United States that rely on winter tourism, snow is currency. For snow lovers and the winter sports industry, predictions of a future with warmer winters, reduced snowfall, and shorter snow seasons is inspiring them to innovate, increase their own efforts to address emissions, and speak publicly on the urgent need for action.

A new report, The Economic Contributions of Winter Sports in a Changing Climate examines the economic contribution of winter snow sports tourism to US national and state-level economies.

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Bureau of Land Management strikes out in third attempt to manage off-road vehicles in California desert

Andrea Alday

Unfortunately, BLM’s latest draft closely mirrors prior attempts that a federal court found illegal. The draft plan once again inadequately protects areas with high conservation and cultural values and prioritizes off-road vehicles over other uses.

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Outlook for energy and public lands forum, National Press Club March 20

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society will host a discussion for journalists working on energy, environment and climate issues on March 20 at the National Press Club. Panelists will focus on developments and trends from the last year and what that may portend for the year ahead.  

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13 animals that depend on wildlife refuges to survive

When an animal is listed under the Endangered Species Act, scientists designate some stretches of land as “critical habitat,” meaning they can provide all the shelter, food and other essentials the species needs. Here is our gallery of a few at-risk species that rely on national wildlife refuges as part of that habitat.

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Interior gives just 4 days in March for public meetings on Utah monuments

Kate Mackay

A near-midnight release on Friday from the Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be holding just four public meetings to solicit public input on the ma

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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

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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.