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[ Coal-Dependent Arkansas Faces Stiff Emissions Target and a Running Clo ]

Under a proposed EPA rule, state officials will have to cut carbon emissions by nearly 45 percent—one of the highest targets in the country.

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[ Happy birthday to Mardy Murie, “Grandmother of the Conservation Movement” ]

Sometimes called the “Grandmother of the Conservation Movement,” Murie served as secretary and governing council m


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[ New Energy Projects Boost the Use of Undersea Power Cables ]

The need to transmit power over long distances is increasing demand for submarine power cables, but the industry still faces hurdles.

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[ Poll: L.A. County wants San Gabriel Mountains protected ]

About 80 percent of Los Angeles County voters expressed support for protecting the San Gabriel Mountains and rivers, including preserving wildlife habitat, outdoor r


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[ Study: 1/4 of national park land vulnerable to climate change shifts ]

The report, which was published in late July, determines that up to one-quarter of the total land area of national parks is vulnerable


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Why do you like to shop at local farmer’s markets?

To get the freshest produce
To enjoy the festive ambience
To save energy and be more sustainable
To support local business


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