Barely one month removed from the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act’s signing, it bears repeating that 1964, though momentous, was just the beginning of the movement to save our nation’s wildest places Hundreds of wilderness areas have been protected in the years since, from coa
As rampant light pollution becomes more commonplace, many seek the beauty and joys of dark skies. Protected wild lands are the perfect places to revel in the timeless pleasure of starry skies.
Massachusetts held the top spot for the fourth consecutive year and North Dakota again brought up the rear in the latest annual assessment of state energy efficiency efforts. In between, there was a lot of movement on the 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, both positive and negative – Arkansas leaped six places to 31st, while Indiana fell 13 places to 40th.
Overall, the group behind the ratings, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, said states (and the District of Columbia) were doing a better job taking advantage of energy efficiency, which it called “a resource that is cleaner, cheaper, and quicker to deploy than building new supply.” The ACEEE said state programs helped trim electricity use by 24.3 million megawatt-hours in 2013, equal to the annual energy use of about 2 million homes and a 7 percent improvement over 2011.…Read More
[ Conservation Groups and Utah’s Daggett County Reach Agreement in Rep. Bishop’s Public Land Initiative; Agreement may serve as model for balance and collaboration ]
This plan will result in new wilderness areas, river and wildlife protections in many sensitive areas of the county, and land exchanges to remove school trust lands from areas highlighted for conservation.