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The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is the national trade association representing the Christmas tree industry and is an advocate for recycling your Christmas tree.



Learn how to buy right, reuse and recycle your old paint for all your home improvement projects and help save.

Most homes can be made more energy efficient and EnergyTrust of Oregon offers several easy ways to evaluate and improve your home’s energy performance.


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[ Bi-state sage grouse listing deemed “not warranted” ]

Neil Shader

Proactive, cooperative conservation measures could be a model for protections across the West

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[ 8 ways to volunteer with wildlands on Earth Day ]

Earth Day is a great day to volunteer for wildlands, and to start planning volunteer activities to help public lands throughout spring, summer and fall. 


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[ Methane discussion heats up as scientists investigate a plume in the Southwest ]

Scientists from around the country recently gathered in Farmington, New Mexico to discuss a massive methane hot spot over the Four Corners region of the Southwest United States.


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[ Earth Day irony: Land and Water Conservation Fund under fire in Senate hearing ]

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will get a full oversight hearing by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 22.With only five months to go before it expires on Sept.


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[ Taxpayers and public lands stand to benefit from Interior’s efforts to revise royalty rates ]

Anastasia Greene

The Department of Interior announced plans, by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to revisit royalty rates charged to energy producers—th

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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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