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[ Sample Letter to IRA Adminstrator DOC ]

Apr 29, 2016

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[ Study identifies wildest corridors between key protected areas in U.S. ]

Michael Reinemer

Development of natural areas in the United States, coupled with expected changes in climate, have increased the importance of migration corridors that connect protected natural areas.

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[ Entercom ATX EarthShare Month… ]

Entercom ATX includes Mix 94.7, Majic 95.5, 96.3 RnB and Talk 1370AM. The month of April is EarthShare Month where employees can be EarthShare Givers and make a gift to the charity of their choice under the EarthShare umbrella or to EarthShare and it would get divided up among their almost 600 charities and causes that help the environment and all that is living in it and sharing it. There are many local choices and national too.  Entercom ATX had success when it came to EarthShare Month 2016, and we also celebrated the Greenie Award we won for last year. Getting recognized for a 1Thing we did last year to help out Mama Earth/ ATX. We were rewarded w/ a pizza party which we stayed doing 1Thing by getting our pizza from a local place that  strives to recycle, go local/ organic and into sustainability as much as they can … PINTHOUSE PIZZA! OMGosh if you haven’t tried them, you must! It’s a Yummy 1Thing you can do!  www.pinthousepizza.com  Click the photo and see a bit of what we did behind the scenes to celebrate Green Success! You might want to look into having your office get involved w/ EarthShare. Click here for more 411!

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[ ATX Don’t Rush Day- May 11th! ]

ATX DONT RUSH DAY MAY 11 2016This was announced this morning by ATX’s Mayor Adler. When President Obama came to town in March for SXSW Fest, encouring folks to work from home that day really made a big impact of the positive nature on ATX traffic that day. Mayor Adler and other city officials want to try it on a normal day a bit differently. This is how  ‘ATX Don’t Rush Day’ has come about. On May 11th, you are being asked to not leave for work during the normal rush hour, and also use public transportation if you are able too.  There are several deals you’ll see below for traveling pleasure that have great deals and some even free.. GO CAP METRO!!  – HR

“Mayor Adler said there are millions of dollars being funneled into plans to improve traffic by “bringing in new technologies.” He said bots could be coming to I-35 by November to monitor traffic conditions.” 

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Click here for more!  Put   ‘Austing Don’t Rush Day’ May 11th on your calendars!

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[ Report: Proposed BLM methane waste rule will increase production, revenue in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin ]

Sarah Graddy

An analysis of more than 8,700 low-producing natural gas wells in two counties in the San Juan Basin, San Juan and Rio Arriba, determined that BLM’s rule will have little to no negative impact on these marginal wells.

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[ Conservation International is where it’s at for May! ]

1ThingBeesOn Earth Day 2016 (4/22/16) , Entercom Radio has partnered with Conservation International to protect 150 acres of habitat for Bees and other pollunators

For nearly 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all​.  In 2016, Entercom Communications partnered with Conservation International to protect 150 acres of valuable habitat for bees and other pollinators

Pollinators like bees and birds are responsible for about one in every three mouthfuls of food we eat — which makes their recent population collapse a major cause for concern. Without bees, yields of crops like almonds, apples and avocados would collapse, or possibly disappear altogether. In addition, a recent study found that because pollinators support certain crops that provide important nutrients to malnourished countries, a decline in pollinators could worsen global malnutrition

The importance of bees means we should heed their recent dramatic declines. Although there are likely numerous causes of this collapse, protecting bees from known threats like pesticides is an essential step in maintaining our food security.

Conservation International’s success protecting nature around the world stems from the generous support of donors. Help ensure that flowers, plants and trees continue to provide food, medicine — and inspiration for all.

Find out more about Conservation International, including how to donate, at www.conservation.org

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[ EarthShare Honors National Parks Centennial ]

EarthShare Honors National Parks Centennial

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Domen Jakus/Flickr

 

This year, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park System. To commemorate this special occasion, EarthShare staff members reflected on their favorite memories of our National Parks. These national treasures not only protect the country’s unique biodiversity, but also offer visitors surprising, awe-inspiring experiences.

What’s your favorite memory of the park? Let us know in the comments section below, or post your memory to social media with the hashtags #FindYourPark or #NPS100. Then, visit EarthShare member charity National Parks Conservation Association to find out how you can protect the parks.

 

Denali

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NPS / Jacob W. Frank

 

I went to Alaska in 2006 and spent two days in Denali National Park. We saw plenty of wildlife in the park itself, but what I remember most vividly was waiting for the train to Fairbanks and seeing a moose in the parking lot of the train station. A wolf on the other side of the train tracks was watching it very closely! We also loved standing on the deck of our cottage in Denali – when it was 11:30pm and there was still plenty of daylight in mid-June.

– Miriam Davidson, Public Campaigns Manager

 

Yellowstone

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Erica Flock

 

Yellowstone National Park in autumn is crisp and magical: steam rising in the early morning from hot springs and fumeroles; elk bugling their mating songs, bison wandering the valleys and forests with green garlands in their fur.

As vast as Yellowstone National Park is – it's larger than the states of Rhode Island or Delaware – it sits within a much larger ecosystem that includes humans. These borderlands are where conservation is truly tested. I was inspired to meet a woman named Hilary Anderson who has found sustainable ways to cattle ranch alongside wolves and bears. Hilary represents a new generation of rancher that is rethinking our relationship with the wild from one of fear and destruction, to one of respect and coexistence.

– Erica Flock, Communications Consultant

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal 

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It was like a page cut from Genesis in the days of creation: The entire sky was overcast with big purple clouds lunging down from above with just a small clearing in the western sky for the setting sun to shoot its rays through. New spring growth was everywhere – swaths of bluebells, violets, small wild & spotted flowers smaller than a fingernail, bright new blades of grass, golden asters, and new leaves breaking through from their branches on many of the trees.

This scene all took place on the banks of the Potomac just below the C&O Canal National Historical Park towpath at Carderock where the river bottom causes the water to flow like mini-whitewater rushing from the mountains. The clouds & sunset reflected on the water along with the flowers and trees on the banks provide a truly sacred experience. It was like stepping into Eden, and all just minutes from Washington, DC… in one of our treasured national parks!

– Paul Fitzpatrick, Information System Manager

 

Yosemite

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Albert de Bruijn/Flickr

 

Last summer my friends and I took a trip to California to visit Big Sur and Yosemite. Yosemite has always been a dream of mine because of the sequoias. I have been an activist for half my life and have worked so hard to protect this ecosystem. It was breathtaking and something that words can’t even explain.

I also saw how climate change is devastating our national parks. Wildfires have destroyed acres and acres of land and waterfalls have dried up. It is more important than ever to invest in and protect our national parks. I want my children to experience Yosemite and not have to rely on pictures of how it used to be.

– Beth Gunter, Campaign Support Specialist

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[ Sage-grouse are in peril again as dangerous bill hitches ride to NDAA ]

Last fall, the Department of the Interior finalized conservation plans for western states encompassing the iconic western sagebrush.

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[ Thank you for speaking up to stop methane pollution on public lands! ]

By the time the public comment period ended on April 22, over 12,000 Wilderness Society supporters had submitted comments applauding a new rule that addressed natural gas waste on public lands—waste that is

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[ X Ambassadors 1Thing … ]

X AMBASSADORS_ CELEBRITY 1THING_WK42516 591X218X Ambassadors –featuring blind keyboardist Casey Harris (who wants to be a public voice for disabled musicians) say, tongue-in-cheek, he “doesn’t have any lights on – most of the time.” You can catch Casey’s 1Thing on the Celebrity 1Thing video player on the top right hand corner of this 1Thing page. Find your 1Thing!

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