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Valuing Nature's Services

Valuing Nature's Services 

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

 

Guest post by EarthShare Member Forest Trends

 

Picture this scenario: It’s 7 am on a Monday morning in the not-too-distant future. Eyes still half-closed, you turn on the shower. A few drops trickle out – then nothing. Wearily you go to make coffee. You turn on the faucet. No water there either. You run to the store for bottled water, but your heart sinks at the long line that’s formed in front of the store....

EarthShare Fellowship Winner Announced

EarthShare Fellowship Winner Announced

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The inaugural EarthShare Fellowship has been awarded by the Architecture Foundation of Georgia (AFGA) to Quinpeng Wang, a PhD candidate studying sustainable design and construction at the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). 

To qualify for the EarthShare award a student must demonstrate exemplary accomplishments in academic coursework and research in the advancement of sustainable design and building practices, the extension and application of which shows strong promise for positive future impacts for society....

Five Cities Growing Sustainable Transportation

Five Cities Growing Sustainable Transportation

Ahmedabad

Guest post by EarthShare member Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). ITDP works around the world to design and implement high quality transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

 

When we think of great cities for sustainable transport, we think of picturesque cities in Northern Europe, such as Copenhagen, or wealthy, dense enclaves such as Hong Kong or Singapore. But they aren’t the only cities doing things right....

BLM’s final assessment of TransWest Express Transmission Line lacks clear commitment to conservation
Anastasia Greene

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a final environmental assessment of potential impacts of a 725-mile transmission line that would run from southern Wyoming through Colorado and Utah to Nevada.

Congress cooks up ?working group' aimed at giving away your lands

In the latest chapter of an ill-advised and politically unpopular effort to attack our shared natural heritage, a House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT) is corralling his anti-conservation allies in Congress to form a congressional working group aimed at finding ways to hand

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New bill will develop strategies to reconnect kids with nature

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced Senate and House versions of the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, which would provide incentives for states to combat the trend of kids and families spending less time outside.

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Deb Furry

Deb Furry

Deb Furry brings 30 years’ experience in workplace fundraising on both the local and national level. As the director of Community Works in Boston Massachusetts, she worked closely with Federal, State, and City campaign leadership to help implement fair and equitable campaigns for all participants. She also worked with over 50 private businesses and local universities to support their campaign activities.

As the director of the National Alliance for Choice in Giving, Deb supported networking, training, and resource sharing among the 32 local environmental, social justice and women’s federations as they worked together to build their capacity and a movement for broader workplace choice....

Wildland-saving energy efficiency bills get hearings in Congress

One of the great opportunities for movement on energy priorities in Congress in the next two years lay in energy efficiency legislation. While bipartisan agreement is hard to come by these days, energy efficiency is an issue primed for progress.

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Sage Grouse delays would undermine conservation work

Two new efforts to undermine ongoing planning efforts to conserve sage brush habitat and block protections that may be needed for the greater sage grouse have come out of Congress in the past two weeks.

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Outdoor Recreation and Local Government Groups Urge Congress to Keep Trails Open in National Forests; Bipartisan bill would reduce maintenance backlog
Michael Reinemer

The legislation was introduced today in the United States Senate by Senators Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and is identical to a House version introduced earlier this year by Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN).



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