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Congress Underscores its Bipartisan Support for Wilderness in Resolution Commemorating the Wilderness Act
Michael Reinemer

The Senate resolution “recognizes and commends the extraordinary work of the individuals and organizations involved in building and maintaining the National Wilderness Preservation System; and is grateful for wilderness, a tremendous asset the United States continues to preserve as a gift

India's Push for Renewable Energy: Is It Enough?

India faces pressure to cut emissions even as its new prime minister is promising to boost energy access. Can a push for renewable energy achieve both goals?...

Congress lends bipartisan show of support for Wilderness Act

Closing out Wilderness Week in style, the upper house of Congress passed

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Martin Heinrich Receives National Conservation Awards
Michael Reinemer

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was presented with the Hubert H. Humphrey Wilderness Leadership Award for his service to wilderness conservation during his years in the House and the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Martin Heinrich Receive National Conservation Awards
Michael Reinemer

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was presented with the Hubert H. Humphrey Wilderness Leadership Award for his service to wilderness conservation during his years in the House and the Senate.

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Senators Reid and Heinrich honored for leadership on wilderness

As Wilderness Week drew to a close, Sens.

Fascination With Chernobyl Inspires Surreptitious Visits

After the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, more than a thousand square miles were abandoned, inspiring the curious and adventurous to sneak into the exclusion zone....

New app will educate, promote citizen science at Cuyahoga National Park

A free mobile app is being developed for visitors to Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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Wilderness Week success: House passes Nevada lands bill

This is encouraging news, especially given that the bill, the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 5205), advanced in the midst of Wilderness Week, a national event sponsored by The Wilderness Society and partner groups to bring Americans to D.C.

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New Standard Aims to Certify “Responsible” Oil Sites

In the Orinoquia region of Colombia, two oil fields run by Toronto-based Pacific Rubiales Energy last week became the first to be certified as "socially and environmentally responsible," according to a new standard. The two sites produce approximately 250,000 barrels per day, or 25 percent of Colombia’s total output.

That oil is being produced amid a complex web of natural resources, ecosystems, and indigenous communities in this region of the Amazon. That's why the company Equitable Origin set out to create a standard that would define and reward best practices in oil and gas production, much in the way that the LEED standard has pushed efficiency and conservation measures in public buildings....



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