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Rafting the Colorado river, hiking through Yosemite Valley, and camping under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains. Sound fun? We thought so. Celebrate the Wild Days of Summer with The Wilderness Society!

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“The fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet” – Paul Erlich

It’s not sufficient to do things better, we need to do better things – Mark Shayler, eco designer (2011)

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[ Corn Waste for Biofuel Could Boost Emissions, Study Finds ]

The U.S. Department of Energy has been counting on leftover residue from corn cultivation—such as  stalks and cobs—as an abundant future source of renewable clean energy, and touted it as a potential goldmine for farmers as well.

But University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) researchers may throw a damper on those plans, with a newly published study in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change. They calculated that harvesting the corn residue may actually result in the release more climate-altering carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than federal environmental regulations allow.…

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[ Earth Day Pioneer Denis Hayes’ New Challenge: Greenest Commercial Building in the World ]

Forty-four years ago today, Denis Hayes convened the very first Earth Day, an event that drew millions to events across the United States and heralded a new global awareness of the need to preserve our natural resources.

Hayes is now at the vanguard of an effort to rethink our buildings and, by extension, our growing cities. More than two thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2050. The planning decisions made in those cities will have a lasting impact on the well-being of people within them.…

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[ 10 concrete actions for helping wilderness this Earth Day ]

We know that Earth Day isn’t the only day of the year to show our passion for wilderness.

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[ Gaylord Nelson: Earth Day founder and Wilderness leader ]

Gaylord Nelson is the man who conceived of Earth Day forty-five years ago.

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[ State Department Further Postpones Keystone XL Decision ]

Extending the wait for a verdict on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department says it will allow more time for federal agencies to weigh in.

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