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PHOTO: Thousands of people took part in the People’s Climate March on Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and world. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

NEW YORK - Thousands of people took part in the People's Climate March Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and the world. From the staging area at Columbus Circle, the marchers filled Central Park West as far as the eye could see. Stepping off around 1 p.m., ...Read More

PHOTO: California is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to institute a statewide ban on single-use grocery store plastic bags. Advocates say the measure will help the environment and save tax dollars. Photo credit: Heal the Bay.

SAN DIEGO - California is poised to become the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use grocery store plastic bags, following the passage of SB 270 in the state Legislature. While opponents argue it will cost consumers and businesses money, advocates say the ban is the first ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado has an enviable outdoor recreation economy worth about $12 billion annually, but conservationists and outdoor recreation business leaders worry the state's new water plan may reduce river levels and flow. Photo credit: Jeremy Bailey/American Whitewater.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Outdoor business leaders and conservationists are joining forces to urge Colorado to prioritize river-based recreation in the state's upcoming water plan. As the Colorado Water Conservation Board meets Friday to discuss the first statewide water plan, the conservation and ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and ...Read More

PHOTO: Some simple changes in packing a school lunch can prevent tons of trash from ending up in Tennessee landfills. Photo credit: www.anotherlunch.com/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students across the state returning to school this month, forming friendships and making the team, but also generating a massive amount of trash. Over the next school year it's estimated the average student lunch will generate more than 60 pounds of garbage, says Leslie Holsapple, ...Read More

PHOTO: Some simple changes in how a school lunch is packed can prevent tons of trash from ending up in Iowa landfills, so parents and students are being urged to go with reusable containers. Photo credit: www.anotherlunch.com/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Students returning to school across Iowa this month won't just be forming friendships and making the team. They'll also generate a massive amount of trash - although proper planning can reduce that greatly. According to Leslie Holsapple, program and outreach manager for Metro Was ...Read More

PHOTO: Ensuring that the Colorado River has enough water to support millions of people in Arizona and throughout the Southwest is the focus of a study from the nonprofit group American Rivers. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

PHOENIX – Water conservation and reuse are being urged in a study that makes recommendations about addressing the Colorado River drought, which threatens the future well-being of Arizona and six other Western states. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the environmental ...Read More

PHOTO: On the list of things piled on shelves in garages and sheds across Iowa, residents are being urged to make sure any hazardous waste items are disposed of properly at collection centers across the state. Photo credit: Amanda Hamilton/Flickr

DES MOINES, Iowa - Residents across Iowa now spending more time out in their gardens and garages are being reminded to keep the environment in mind by keeping hazardous waste items out of the trash. Arthur Kern, business waste managenent representative at Metro Waste Authority, said landfills are l ...Read More

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