This year, rather than funding conservation at the levels recommended by the administration, Congress has again proposed even deeper cuts to core Department of the Interior, Agriculture and EPA programs that protect our air, land, water and wildlife.
The variance process required the developer to demonstrate to the BLM that no nearby solar energy zones could meet their needs and that their proposed project is in a low-conflict location.
As pretty as Fireworks can be in the sky, they aren’t Mama Earth Friendly. New studies are showing that. Also they aren’t very healthy. It’s suggested to watch them upwind, so you aren’t getting a direct hit from the smoke/ particals they get in the air. To help, check out some of the public firework shows rather than adding to the pollution by doing your own (which I hear are illegal in many places in Central TX area. Travis County included.) There are many free shows to check out. …Read More
In a move to protect marine mammals, the Obama administration today told Royal Dutch Shell that it would not be allowed to simultaneously drill two exploratory wells less than 15 miles apart in the Arctic Ocean. The announcement forces Shell to scale back its drilling plans for this summer.
Why Urban Parks Matter
Guest post by Catherine Nagel, executive director of EarthShare member organization City Parks Alliance
Urban parks are dynamic institutions that play a vital role in the social, economic and physical well-being of America's cities and their residents. Since the mid-19th century, with the introduction of large-scale parks in cities across America including New York, Boston, Louisville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington, DC and San Francisco, America’s city parks have provided a respite from the stress of urban life for millions of people.…Read More