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[1THING] Blog: Archive for August, 2017

[ Trump’s climate denial puts Houston’s massive recovery at risk ]

The president's order to rescind flood standards requires congressional lawmakers to step in – and fast.

     
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[ Zinke aims to undo more wildlands protections, this time in Alaska ]

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[ Save The Turtles ]

Our sister cluster from Entercom Sacramento chose Save The Turtles for the featured #1Thing organization for the month of September.  Helping the Sea Turtles is just a piece of the puzzle that makes the environment in which we all live a better place.  If they were to become extinct it would cause harm to the eco-system. Find out more… 

Extinction is not a new concept.SeaTurtles

In fact, species have been going extinct for millions of years from geological and climate changes. The issue now is from overconsumption, pollution, and habitat destruction brought on by humans causing more species to needlessly become extinct.

So why should we care about sea turtles extinction in particular?

For starters, sea turtles help maintain the health of sea grass by eating it. Healthy sea grass allows other oceanic species such as crustaceans, fish, and shellfish to be able to breed. This would impact a huge source of food for humans.

In addition, when sea turtles lay eggs in dunes, the shells and unhatched eggs left behind provide nutrients that facilitate vegetation growth. This strengthens the beach’s ecosystem as a whole and helps prevent erosion.

So help save sea turtles around the world by donating or purchasing some adorable sea turtle pillows here:

http://costaricaturtles.com/how-to-help/

Donation not enough for you? You can always become an alliance partner!

For more information, visit: http://costaricaturtles.com/

 

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[ Torrential rains and violent storm surge: Why hurricane impacts are getting worse ]

As global temperatures rise, storms are becoming more destructive and costly.

     
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[ Wilderness Society on passing of conservation giant Cecil Andrus ]

Anastasia Greene

Cecil Andrus, former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior has passed away. The following statement is from Wilderness Society president, Jamie Williams: 

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[ Verdict in? Interior Sec. Zinke recommends Trump gut mystery list of parks ]

The parks recommended for reduced protection reportedly include Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments and Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

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[ Secrecy surrounds Interior Department’s sham review of public lands ]

Michael Reinemer

The following statement was released by Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, in the wake of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s failure to release any specific recommendations regarding President Trump’s order to “review” lands protected as national monuments.

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[ Scott Pruitt’s anti-environmental agenda hits a snag: The courts ]

If the EPA chief and his legal team continue to make misleading arguments, they may suffer more setbacks.

     
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[ 1Things You Can Do w/ Eclipse Glasses ]

Eclipseglasses 591x218 Things to do e glasses#SolarEclipse2017 was a history maker for many, and the eclipse glasses are laying around as proof. About 2.1 million paper versions were distributed by thousands of libraries in the United States. That many just to libraries, so imagine how many of these glasses are lying around the country. more here

The next eclipse is April 8, 2024. You could hold on to your NASA approved glasses until then. Although some manufacturers  have warnings that the lenses expire after 3 years. So in 7 years , they won’t be as effective for your eyes.

Rather then tossing them, where they will end up in a landfill or worse causing more pollution on Mama Earth. Do 1Thing w/ them to help the environment.

1Things to do w/ Eclipse Glasses:

  • Astronomers Without Borders.
    Collect and re-purpose eclipse glasses and redistribute the specs to under-served South American and Asian schools, where the next solar eclipse will take place on July 2, 2019. More here
  • Recycle them. Take the lenses out and put the paper glass frames in the recycle bin. The lenses /plastic frames find your local recycling location, and find out where they should go.
  • Repurpose- The lenses could be a souvenir for display.
  • Reuse / Repurpose – Ask at schools, libraries and recreation programs if they want them for astronomy activities.
  • Repurpose / creating Astr0-Fashion- Eclipse Lense earrings..
  • Reuse as a sleeping mask / be creative
    more here

Look at ATX on the top of the list for #SolarEclipse 2024 being one of the Best Cities for viewing it!

  • Austin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Carbondale, Illinois
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Akron, Ohio
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Rochester, New York
  • Montpelier, Vermont
  • Montreal, Quebec

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[ Study: 99% of comments on Trump’s park review were pro-land protection ]

New analysis finds that 99.2% of the millions of public comments submitted about Bears Ears National Monument and other parks oppose the executive order that placed them under scrutiny.

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