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Drilling knocks on the door of Bears Ears

A proposed lease sale nibbles away at the canyonlands and archaeologically rich sites surrounding Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument.

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Senate vote poses grave threat to Alaska’s Arctic Refuge

Tim Woody

The U.S. Senate today failed to remove a provision for its budget resolution that is designed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling after decades of bipartisan support

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Statement on the passing of William A. Turnage, executive director at The Wilderness Society 1978-1986

Michael Reinemer

Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, issued this statement:

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11 Tips for Keeping Birds Safe from Cats

11 Tips for Keeping Birds Safe from Cats

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Adapted from a National Wildlife Federation post by David Mizejewski

The National Wildlife magazine recently looked at the enormous toll that free-ranging domesticated cats take on wildlife in the United States. The latest study has conservatively concluded that between 1.3–4.0 billion birds and 6.3–22.3 billion mammals are killed annually by cats, making them one of the largest human-influenced sources of mortality for birds and mammals in the country.

When domesticated cats prey on wild birds and other wildlife they are simply following their natural instinct.

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How Mars is Taking Action on Climate (and How Your Company Can, Too!)

Mars to Spend $1 Billion on Climate Action

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Adapted from posts by the World Resources Institute and Ceres

Mars, Incorporated, the world’s largest candymaker, made headlines in September with their $1 billion pledge to fight climate change. The money will go to renewable energy for their supply chain, projects that fight deforestation, support for small-scale farmers, and more efficient farming and shipping, among other big investments.

In the corporate sector, Mars is one of the major leaders on this climate change, and EarthShare member nonprofits have been there from the beginning to advance their sustainability goals.

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