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[ Obama Uses Alaska Visit To Focus On Climate Change, Native Issues ]

Environmentalists were disappointed when the administration approved offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. While in Alaska, Obama talked about climate change — drawing praise from that same community.

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[ Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West ]

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group don’t want that to happen.

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[ Obama Focuses On Native Issues, Climate Change As He Starts Alaska Visit ]

The arctic is the fastest-warming region on the planet, the president noted — and added that, as the world’s biggest economy and second-biggest carbon emitter, the U.S. bears a lot of responsibility.

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[ Obama Makes Urgent Appeal in Alaska for Climate Change Action ]

President Obama said at an international conference that “we’re not acting fast enough,” challenging leaders and citizens to reduce emissions to “protect the one planet that we’ve got while we still can.”


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[ What Do Low Oil Prices Mean For Unconventional Extraction Methods? ]

NPR’s Robert Siegel interviews Barbara R. Shook, senior reporter-at-large at the Energy Intelligence Group, about how low oil prices need to go to make “unconventional oil” extraction too expensive.

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How would you like to volunteer in the Mid-South?

Planting trees at Shelby Farms Park
Cleaning up McKellar Lake with Living Lands and Waters
Planting community gardens with GrowMemphis
Cleaning litter with Memphis City Beautiful

Where can I drop off recycling?

Five recycling drop-off centers are available for residents and businesses not serviced by City of Memphis Sold Waste Management.

  • Downtown – Located in the gravel parking area on Mud Island Drive at the North entrance to Mud Island Park.
  • East Memphis – Located on Moore Ed, just south of the Shelby Showplace Arena at the Agricenter International.
  • Midtown – Located on the corner of Cooper and Walker at the First Congregational Church.
  • Southeast – Located at the Hickory Hill Community Center at 3910 Ridgeway.
  • ReCommunity – 3197 Farrisview Blvd., located off American Way just west of Lamar intersection. Place recycling material in carts located just outside the gate.