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Bridge In The Fall
Al Gartzke Photography

“Urban” trails might be a great place to start

Urban trails, like their rural counterparts, could provide a strong link between climate change emission reduction and enhancing the quality of life with those who live there.

If you and/or your land trust are looking to invest in urban trails this visually designed handout might be an inspiring place to start.

Working on climate change reduction with your community often starts by building trust and adding value to people’s lives in a way that is meaningful to them.

Follow the River Revitalization Foundation in Milwaukee as they work to connect people to people, and people to the river—often with trails…

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Forest Trail Sign
Hopkinton Conservation Commission

Rural town, conservation groups integrate trails and conservation

Town forests, public conservation areas, connecting trails that create a Greenway, and conserved farmland, are some of the work the rural Town of Hopkinton, in New Hampshire, has made possible.

If you want to see their version of the famed Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace, or create one of your own, explore the Hopkinton Village Greenway. It’s a vision worth replicating.

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Cutest Border Collies
Francisca Torres

Border collies run like the wind to bring new life to Chilean forest

The worst wildfire season in Chile’s history ravaged more than 1.4 million acres early in 2017, destroying nearly 1,500 homes and killing at least 11 people…

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Bird Collage
Illustrations courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Wake up to gentle birdsong with new app

Ease into your morning with a new birdsong alarm clock, created by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History…

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American Conservation Coalition
American Conservation Coalition

Don’t conservatives care?

The American Conservation Coalition (ACC) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering conservatives to re-engage on environmental conversations. ACC was founded in June 2017 by a group of conservative millennials who saw a gap in the conservative movement when it came to the environment. ACC believes that economic and environmental success can go hand in hand, and conservatives should champion this message and take a seat at the table in discussions concerning conservation, clean energy, sportsmen’s rights, agriculture, climate, and much more. Where other environmental groups have disenfranchised those who are right-of-center, ACC seeks to activate the conservative movement on the grassroots, state, and federal levels — bringing forth bipartisan discussions on environmental topics that impact us all…

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Mcdonalds Sign
REUTERS/Yves Herman

McDonald’s sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

McDonald’s Corp on Tuesday announced an approved, science based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions and battle climate change, saying it is the first restaurant company to do so…

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Scuba Diver
Oregon State University

Study suggests estuaries may experience accelerated impacts of human-caused CO2

Rising anthropogenic, or human-caused, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may have up to twice the impact on coastal estuaries as it does in the oceans because the human-caused CO2 lowers the ecosystem’s ability to absorb natural fluctuations of the greenhouse gas, a new study suggests…

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Farmer Pointing
CICCA

Understanding the views and actions of U.S. farmers towards climate change

Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) teamed up with the USDA to provide a summary of research related to farmers’ perspectives on climate change, revealing:

Farmers’ beliefs and concerns about climate change are related to their willingness to adopt climate change adaptation and mitigation practices. Farmers who believe in climate change are more likely to support and/or adopt adaptation practices…

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Elephant For Republican

RepublicEN

We’re energy optimists and climate realists.

Members of republicEn are conservatives, libertarians, and pragmatists of diverse political opinion. We stand together because climate change is real, and we believe it’s our duty and opportunity to reduce the risks. We believe in the power of American free enterprise to deliver the innovation to solve climate change.

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Post Fire Destruction
AFP

Finance Minister: Chile’s Forest Fires Will Cost Government $333M

Chile’s massive forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed nearly 1,500 homes will cost the government $333 million, Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes told reporters on Friday.

The government will reallocate $100 million from the current budget to mitigate the effects of the blazes, while another $233 million will be taken out of a rainy day fund that the government maintains for such situations, Valdes said at a press conference.

“Those are the costs that the state will have to assume in the preliminary estimate that we’re doing,” Valdes said. “That situation can change when we have more information, and it will depend on how the wildfires evolve.”

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