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Study: nature walks reduce stress, make us happier

A new study has scientifically proven what so many of us already intuitively know: walks in nature decrease stress and increase mental well-being.

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Summit Tackles India’s Sustainable Energy Goals

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday, clean energy was on the agenda. A joint editorial from the leaders promised they would discuss ways to "expand affordable renewable energy" in India during the prime minister's visit, his first official trip to the States.

The word "affordable" is key everywhere, but especially in India, where some 300 million people still lack access to electricity. Certainly coal, which currently accounts for 59 percent of India's power capacity, will help meet that demand....

Which public wildlands can I visit with my dog? Answers here

It’s often been said that dogs are man’s best friends. Dogs can be great company on the trail, too.

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7 can't-miss wildlife sightings this fall

We all know fall offers opportunities to spy gorgeous forest displays as the leaves change color.

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Bipartisan Marine Monument Helps Protect Vital Ocean Systems, Ongoing Research
Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society applauds the Obama Administration for advancing bipartisan efforts to further protect ocean ecosystems and their scientific value by using the Antiquities Act to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, an undisturbed island and atoll chain located 1,000

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Next few months will be critical for renewable energy and land protection in the California desert

For years there has been a growing demand on public lands in California and other parts of the west to support clean sources of energy like wind and solar power.

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Some See Garbage, Others See an Opportunity: Installing Solar on Landfills

by Laurie Guevara-Stone

Green Mountain Power just broke ground on a 2 megawatt photovoltaic (PV) plant in Rutland, Vermont. While some other large PV systems planned for the area have met with strong opposition (some residents worry large, ground-mount solar arrays will be an eyesore on the state’s pastoral landscape), this project seems to be welcomed with open arms. Why? It’s being built on a 9.5-acre closed landfill.

The number of active municipal solid waste landfills that accept our household waste have been on a major decline, from nearly 8,000 in the late 1980s to less than 2,000 by the mid-2000s....

The Wilderness Society and The Dreaming Tree Wines look back on 2014 Dave Matthews Tour

The 2014 Dave Matthews Band Tour wrapped up this last Saturday with the final show in Irvine, CA. We had a wonderful time teaming up with the Dreaming Tree Wines again the summer to share a booth in Reverb’s Eco Village.

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Poll: western voters are pro-public lands for all Americans

Voters in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming overwhelmingly said that public lands managed by national agencies are “American places” versus “state places,” repudiating recent efforts to move the care of shared wild places away from the

Statement on Photography in Wilderness, by Paul Spitler
Michael Reinemer

Protecting our remaining wild landscapes is critical but we need to make sure people can also access and experience these places. Wilderness is supposed to be protected for people, not from people.

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