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[1THING] Blog: Archive for March, 2016

[ Earth Hour: Use Your Power to Change Climate Change ]

Earth at Night by Michael Cote - REV2

Photo: Earth at Night by Michael Coté is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

On March 19 at 8:30 p.m. (local time), people in more than 172 countries around the world will be a little darker than usual. That’s because millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to promote climate change awareness in celebration of Earth Hour, 2016.

Born in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has become the World Wildlife Fund’s largest grassroots environmental campaign. It quickly grew to a worldwide movement.

Make 1 hour your [1Thing] for Earth Hour, 2016!

[ Wilderness Society welcomes introduction of “Recreation Not Red Tape Act” that would open up opportunities for veterans, youth and seniors ]

Michael Reinemer

This important legislation will increase recreation opportunities on public lands for millions of Americans and provide new employment opportunities for veterans and young people.


[ Climate change study: Pikas could disappear at 5 national parks ]

The study, released in January, researched various pika populations in eight western national parks as a means to understand climate impacts on pikas throughout the nation.

[ Department of the Interior takes major strides to protect Badger-Two Medicine in Montana from drilling ]

Anastasia Greene

The Wilderness Society issued the following statement:

[ Wilderness Society welcomes President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland t​o the Supreme Court ]

Michael Reinemer

“The Wilderness Society welcomes President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland t​o the Supreme Court and urges the Senate to begin its process of reviewing that nomination,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.  “W

[ Feds ignore spill and climate risks, keep Arctic Ocean in offshore drilling five-year plan ]

Tim Woody

“We are disappointed that BOEM dismissed major risks and climate change concerns, and has moved a step closer to finalizing plans for further oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean,” said Lois Epstein, an Alaska-licensed engineer and Arctic program director.

[ Where to see 15 rare animals in national wildlife refuges ]

President Roosevelt’s creation of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida enjoys a prominent place in conservation lore, both for the public lands precedent it set and the rather


[ Decal Rollup Test ]

Decal Rollup Test

[ New video encourages public to weigh in on proposed rules to #cutmethane from public lands ]

Caroline Mosley

[ US-Canada pact to cut methane is key step in climate change fight ]

Today, in a historic announcement, President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to cut methane emissions from currently producing oil and gas wells.