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[ What happens after Bears Ears National Monument’s deadline? ]

In the coming weeks, the Trump administration will review comments, and by June 10th, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will make a recommendation about Bears Ears’ monument status.

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[ Trump doesn’t care about climate or these 5 national parks ]

Our parks would benefit from staying in the Paris Agreement, where nearly 200 countries are committed to reduce human-driven emissions and aim to stop the rise of global temperatures.

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[ Unprecedented outpouring of support for Bears Ears shown during official comment period ]

DJ Tyson

Today, a coalition of conservation groups and others announced that a historic number of comments and petitions of support have been submitted to the Department of the Interior in support of Bears Ears National Monument.  Despite the entirely inadequate 15-day period ending on May 26th prov

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[ Legal memo: A president does not have the power to revoke a national monument ]

May 25, 2017

A president does not have the power to revoke a national monument

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[ 8 activities you can do at national monuments ]

Stretching from Maine to New Mexico and Utah to Hawaii, America’s national monuments can be found all over the country, and offer the chance to do everything from exploring ruins and discovering dinosaurs to rock climbing and snorkeling.

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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