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Banding under the #FreshAirFriday banner, parks in Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, California, Delaware, Kansas, Massachusetts and Minnesota are offering free or reduced entry of some kind. In Colorado, for instance, residents can go to all 42 of the state's parks.

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Good News! India says it now has almost a third more #tigers than it did four years ago.

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Researchers Propose Earth’s ‘Anthropocene’ Age of Humans Began With Fallout and Plastics

A research team assessing when a new geological epoch shaped by humans began has settled on the mid 20th century. Two markers are carbon isotopes from nuclear explosions and plastics, here seen in the remains of a dead albatross. http://ow.ly/HmOdz 
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The House voted Tuesday 250-175 to approve H.R. 185, legislation that effectively roadblocks new environment and safety rules :: Here's the Roll Call Vote: http://ow.ly/Hhdtp :: Union of Concerned Scientists article http://ow.ly/Hhdtq :: +Earthjustice Statement http://ow.ly/HhhQI

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Ten Democrats and an independent, Maine Sen. Angus King, joined 52 Republicans in voting to advance the bill Monday. The procedural vote required support of 60 of the 100 Senators, enough to overcome a Democratic filibuster, and is the farthest Keystone supporters have ever reached in the Senate. Next comes debate over amendments and expected final passage of the bill. Roll Call Vote: http://ow.ly/HdnFu #NoKXL  

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Join +Rainforest Action Network at rallies coast-to-coast to tell Obama it's time to reject #Keystone XL http://a.ran.org/q1A #NoKXL
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While rigs are sliding, the U.S. is still on track to yield the most oil this year in more than three decades. Production averaged 9.13 million barrels a day in the four weeks ended Jan. 2 and will increase to 9.5 million this year.

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In a document written by the primary lobby group for the largest oil and gas producers on earth, including Shell Oil Company, BP America and ExxonMobil, the following is fairly remarkable:

“Few things threaten America’s future prosperity more than climate change,” begins the solar section, written by the #Solar #Energy  Industries Association (SEIA). “But there is growing hope. Every 2.5 minutes of every single day, the U.S. solar industry is helping to fight this battle by flipping the switch on another completed solar project.”

- American Petroleum Institute State of American Energy

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The Jane Effect http://is.gd/65pCvh New book celebrates Dr. Jane Goodall #books #conservation
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