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[ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Martin Heinrich Receive National Conservation Awards ]

Michael Reinemer

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was presented with the Hubert H. Humphrey Wilderness Leadership Award for his service to wilderness conservation during his years in the House and the Senate.


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[ Senators Reid and Heinrich honored for leadership on wilderness ]

As Wilderness Week drew to a close, Sens.

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[ Fascination With Chernobyl Inspires Surreptitious Visits ]

After the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, more than a thousand square miles were abandoned, inspiring the curious and adventurous to sneak into the exclusion zone.

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[ New app will educate, promote citizen science at Cuyahoga National Park ]

A free mobile app is being developed for visitors to Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


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[ Wilderness Week success: House passes Nevada lands bill ]

This is encouraging news, especially given that the bill, the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 5205), advanced in the midst of Wilderness Week, a national event sponsored by The Wilderness Society and partner groups to bring Americans to D.C.


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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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