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[1THING] Blog: Archive for April, 2017

[ Trump opens Arctic Ocean to drilling, despite high risks ]


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[ Trump will try to open fragile, pristine Arctic Ocean to drilling ]

Tim Woody

President Trump on Friday is expected to sign an executive order directing the Interior Department to lift restrictions that President Barack Obama imposed in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans,

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[ MEMO: Trump Expected to Open Arctic Ocean to Drillling Friday ]

Tim Woody

TO: Energy and public lands reporters

FROM: Tim Woody, Alaska Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society, tim_woody@tws.org, 907-223-2443

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[ 100 days: 4 worst and 1 good thing Trump has done for the environment ]

Trump has flip-flopped on signature issues, but been consistent about dismantling protections for public health, clean air and clean water.

     
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[ Conservation International a May 1Thing ]

Entercom Radio/ all markets showcase a different organization each month for #1Thing.

May is the month of Conservation International.  Entercom Radio’s gift, in honor of their employees for Earth Day 2017,  was 150 acres of the Rainforest being taken care of. Here’s more about them, which could be a #1Thing you can get into.

Conservation International Flipperhttp://www.conservation.org/what/pages/forests.aspxAn acre of rainforest contains up to 86 different species of tree, with the amphibians, birds, insects and mammals that depend on them. 

Forests are our respite. Our places of peace. Our natural air filters. Our water factories. Our medicine cabinets. We literally can’t live without them.  Despite their immense value, nearly half of the world’s forests have been lost. What’s worse, we’re cutting them down at greater rates each year to plant crops, graze cattle and generate income from timber and other forest products.

No matter where you live, forests make your life possible. When a forest is lost anywhere, people feel it everywhere.

Conservation International’s Mission:

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International(CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

CI’s solutions:

For nearly three decades, CI has worked to ensure the world’s most important forests are protected for future generations. That work has helped to place nearly 40 million hectares (nearly 99 million acres) of forests under protection.

CI has been working to make the sustainable use of forests the foundation of healthy societies around the world. They’re carrying out science that’s helping to better understand forests’ value, and they’re working with local communities to test new ways of conservation that provide more benefits to people.

Find out more about Conservation International and how you can help create a healthier, more prosperous, more productive planet at http://www.conservation.org/what/pages/forests.aspx

 

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[ Under Trump, BLM changes its flickr focus to fossil fuel ]

After years of sharing photos that show the best of American lands, the BLM now apparently sees these places in terms of the polluting resources that can be drilled, dug or blasted from beneath their surface.

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[ “Tierras fronterizas en la mira” ofrece una visita virtual en español a la frontera entre los U.S. y México ]

Kate Mackay

Una historia envolvente que combina fotos y datos científicos para resaltar la peligrosa realidad de la región

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[ Wilderness Society decries Trump order to “review” parks and national monuments ]

Michael Reinemer

The order demands that the Department of the Interior review more than 20 additional monuments created by the Antiquities Act—by both Democrat and Republican presidents—since 1996.

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[ As a non-political scientist I don’t march – until now ]

Something changed during the first several weeks of Trump’s presidency. Science was under attack, and this was not okay.

     
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[ UPDATE: These are the national monuments Trump is targeting ]

UPDATE: The Department of the Interior has announced it will soon open a public comment period on recent uses of the Antiquities Act, and listed the 22 national monuments it will target for review under Trump’s recent executive order, presumably with an eye toward reducing their protection.

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