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[ Wyoming’s Utilities May Soon Be Banned from Buying Large-scale Renewables ]

This week in Wyoming, legislators introduced a new law that would keep the state’s utilities from purchasing utility-scale wind and solar power produced inside or outside of Wyoming.

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[ Business Won’t Back Down on Clean Energy Future ]

More than 530 companies and 100 investors signed the Low Carbon USA letter to President-elect Trump and other U.S. and global leaders to support policies to curb climate change, invest in the low carbon economy, and continue U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement. It’s a powerful message from business leaders connecting the dots between prosperity and a low-carbon economy and confirming their commitment to continue to lead the way.

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[ 2016 Was The Hottest Year Yet, Scientists Declare ]

The previous year was the hottest year on record, according to climate scientists.

Global temperatures soared above the 20th century average last year, as the climate continues to change. It’s the hottest it has been since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.

(Image credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR)

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[ Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year ]

Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.…

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[ EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run Agency ]

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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.