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[1THING] Blog: Archive for January, 2014

[ 12 great places for birding in wildlands – and more ]

Drilling, mining and of course logging all endanger bird habitat, so wilderness areas and wildlife refuges are crucial to the survival of some species. Some have of these wild areas even been designated Important Birding Areas – sites that provide essential habitat for one or more bird spec

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[ 3 Factors Shape Obama’s Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline ]

The State Department released its final environmental impact statement Friday.

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[ 9 tips for birdwatching in wildlands ]

About 46 million Americans observe birds every year, according to a 2011 U.S.

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[ Shell pulls out of Arctic Chukchi summer drilling; decision could be permanent ]

Shell pulls out of Arctic Chukchi summer drilling; decision could be permanent

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[ Keeping Super Bowl Lights On: An Extra Line, Generators in Place ]

After infrared imaging of stadium circuitry, installation of an extra power line, and an assist from biodiesel generators, the NFL is confident the lights will stay on at Super Bowl XLVIII.

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[ Study: Choosing a home close to nature improves mental health – for years ]

new study reports that moving to live closer to “green spaces” not only improves mental health immediately, but that the change is sustained for a sig

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[ Propane Shortages Leave Many U.S. Homeowners in the Cold ]

Many homes are turning into iceboxes this month as heating fuel runs short and utilities urge customers to lower thermostats.

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[ US State of the Union 2014: A Back Seat for Renewable Energy ]

Broader domestic social issues and an international policy that moves away from “a permanent war footing” took center stage in President Obama’s State of the Union address (SOTUS) last night. Domestic energy policies, including renewable energy, largely took a back seat to the President’s bigger talking points: hiking the minimum wage for federal contractors, urging final immigration reforms, strong pushes in employment and job-training, education, retirement savings, and healthcare.

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[ US State of the Union 2014: A Back Seat for Renewable Energy ]

Broader domestic social issues and an international policy that moves away from “a permanent war footing” took center stage in President Obama’s State of the Union address (SOTUS) last night. Domestic energy policies, including renewable energy, largely took a back seat to the President’s bigger talking points: hiking the minimum wage for federal contractors, urging final immigration reforms, strong pushes in employment and job-training, education, retirement savings, and healthcare.

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[ US State of the Union 2014: A Back Seat for Renewable Energy ]

Broader domestic social issues and an international policy that moves away from “a permanent war footing” took center stage in President Obama’s State of the Union address (SOTUS) last night. Domestic energy policies, including renewable energy, largely took a back seat to the President’s bigger talking points: hiking the minimum wage for federal contractors, urging final immigration reforms, strong pushes in employment and job-training, education, retirement savings, and healthcare.

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