Thanks to some Yale researchers and an Amazonian fungus, it’s a real possibility.

The City of Wichita’s Water Conservation Rebate Program is taking applications and will continue until all funds have been exhausted.

Less than 1% of coffee cups get recycled. Here’s why.

Up to 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded every single day in the US alone. These guys are trying to launch a fully edible, biodegradable version which, with a little help, may soon replace a whole lot of plastic waste.

You’ve got stuff you want to recycle but don’t know where to take it. Sedgwick County has set up a web page with where to go with everything from Aluminum Cans and Yard Waste to Ammunition and Hazardous Materials.

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Winter Sports Under Threat in a Changing Climate

Winter Sports Under Threat from Climate Change


Adapted from a report by Protect Our Winters

In mountain towns across the United States that rely on winter tourism, snow is currency. For snow lovers and the winter sports industry, predictions of a future with warmer winters, reduced snowfall, and shorter snow seasons is inspiring them to innovate, increase their own efforts to address emissions, and speak publicly on the urgent need for action.

A new report, The Economic Contributions of Winter Sports in a Changing Climate examines the economic contribution of winter snow sports tourism to US national and state-level economies.

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Bureau of Land Management strikes out in third attempt to manage off-road vehicles in California Desert

Andrea Alday

Unfortunately, BLM’s latest draft closely mirrors prior attempts that a federal court found illegal. The draft plan once again inadequately protects areas with high conservation and cultural values and prioritizes off-road vehicles over other uses.

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Outlook for energy and public lands forum, National Press Club March 20

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society will host a discussion for journalists working on energy, environment and climate issues on March 20 at the National Press Club. Panelists will focus on developments and trends from the last year and what that may portend for the year ahead.  

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13 animals that depend on wildlife refuges to survive

When an animal is listed under the Endangered Species Act, scientists designate some stretches of land as “critical habitat,” meaning they can provide all the shelter, food and other essentials the species needs. Here is our gallery of a few at-risk species that rely on national wildlife refuges as part of that habitat.

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A global game changer for energy efficiency investments

A new underwriting and risk assessment standard could help scale up this $1 trillion global market.

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Water bills are going up! Save a little money by doing 1Thing!

Get a rain barrel. One inch of rain on an average roof will yield over 600 gallons of water. You can use that water for your garden, lawns, house plants, ponds and birdbaths. This 1Thing can save you green!

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