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Arctic drilling acreage reveals the oil sector overreach

Tim Woody

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s bill to authorize oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge has advanced out of committee and is poised to be attached to the Republican tax package. It will then go before the full Senate for a filibuster-proof vote requiring only a simple 51-vote majority to pass.

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Why Honeycutt is such an alarming choice for EPA’s science advisory panel

Beyond his inexperience, Honeycutt's faulty logic could have a direct effect on science at the EPA.

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Outdoor companies and non-profits petition feds to ban public land sell-offs

A range of companies and organizations including The Wilderness Society, American Alpine Club and First Lite Clothing have submitted a legal petition via the Administrative Procedures Act that would direct Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to develop rules prohibiting the sale or transfer of public lands.

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Outdoor Interests Ask Secretary Zinke to ‘Walk the Talk’ on Public Lands

Kate Mackay

Today a national coalition of sportsmen, recreation, business and conservation groups calls on the Department of the Interior and Secretary Ryan Zinke to make good on its promise to the American public that it is against the widespread sale or transfer of 445 million acres of public lands under

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4 smart investments helped these communities weather extreme storms

Some of these concrete and often-easy projects pay for themselves in just a few years.

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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