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[ U.S. Electricity Rates Spike After Years of Slow Growth ]

It’s not your imagination – you have been paying more for electricity this year. Driven by large increases in the Northeast, U.S. residential electricity prices took their biggest leap in five years during the first six months of this year, the government said on Tuesday.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said pinpointing all the factors behind the 3.2 percent increase in the nationwide average residential price of electricity, to 12.3 cents per kilowatt hour, can be difficult in such a big, complex market.…

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[ Remembering Howard Zahniser, unsung architect of the Wilderness Act ]

Thanks to the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the U.S.

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[ Taxi-Sharing Boosts Energy Efficiency, But Will Riders Get on Board? ]

Many taxi trips in cities could be shared, cutting down travel time and attendant pollution, according to a new study. But will riders want to pair up?

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[ Infographic: What’s wilderness worth? ]

The Wilderness Act celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. The act created our National Wilderness Preservation System and a means by which Americans can protect wilderness. It is now considered one of America’s greatest conservation achievements.

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[ Obama’s Proclamation of National Wilderness Month Is Fitting during 50-Year Milestone for the Wilderness Act ]

Michael Reinemer
The Wilderness Society thanks President Obama for his proclamation declaring September 2014

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Green Poll - Powered by Oregon Live

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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