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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Wilderness Society to hold press conference releasing new economic study

Anastasia Greene

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

For release: May 22, 2018

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Senators Udall and Heinrich launch bill to protect Chaco Canyon

Michael Reinemer

The bill would protect Chaco ruins and the greater landscape surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park by preventing any future leasing or development of minerals owned by the federal government located within a protected radius around Chaco.

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This clean tech hotspot gives New York and California a run for their money

A Midwestern state is proving that clean energy investments are not just for “coastal elites.”

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The 2018 farm bill in the spotlight: Here’s what you need to know

The largest source of conservation dollars for private land owners hangs in the balance after the House failed to pass the bill.

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Attacks on National Forests Fail in Republican Controlled House

Kate Mackay
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Green Tip of the Season

As we gear up for fall & winter, people begin to prepare for the impending snow and ice by buying rock salts to melt ice away from driveways and sidewalks.  In the United States alone, over 20 million tons of salts are tossed on the road each winter, more than 13 times the amount used by the ENTIRE food processing industry and while effective, salt can be very damaging and expensive to remove.  Not only can the salt cause rust on cars, it can also create runoff which can kill plants, seep into streams & drinking water, and also cause damage to lawns & roads over time.  Try to use more environmentally friendly alternatives such as calcium chloride, sand, or cat litter to melt away snow and ice.  They are just as effective as road salt and do not have a negative impact on the environment as salt can. 

Monthly Poll

What do you think is the best way to use fall leaves in your yard?

Pile them up to use as compost
Mow them down to use as mulch
Use them for fall decorations and craft projects
Bag them (whole or broken down) to use as a weed barrier in the spring