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How to Build a Rail Trail: Pennsylvania, New York Projects Reveal Challenges, Benefits

https://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/how-to-build-a-rail-trail-pennsylvania-new-york-projects-reveal-challenges-benefitsPatricia McCloskeyBicycle advocate Bob Swaim and Richland Township (Pa.) Supervisor Kathy Doyle take the first ride on the newly opened Upper Bucks Rail Trail outside Philadelphia. Late last fall, Appalachian Mountain Club staff and volunteers […]

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Protections Expanded for Texas Gulf Corals and Manta Rays 

https://seaturtles.org/protections-expanded-for-texas-gulf-corals-and-manta-rays/For Immediate Release, January 19, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741  Anna Farrell-Sherman, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center, afarrell-sherman@environmenttexas.org, 206-963-5083    Protections Expanded for Texas Gulf Corals and Manta Rays  AUSTIN—The […]

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Our Laundry Is Fouling Arctic Seawater With Microplastics

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/01/our-laundry-is-fouling-arctic-seawater-with-microplastics/This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Arctic is “pervasively” polluted by microplastic fibers that most likely come from the washing of synthetic clothes by people in Europe […]

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Under Antarctic Ice: Lakes Ebb and Flow

https://climatecrocks.com/2021/01/15/under-antarctic-ice-lakes-ebb-and-flow/ThwaitesGlacier.org: Hidden from view by ice kilometres thick, there is a vast network of lakes and streams under the Antarctic ice sheet. Using a decade of altimetry data from European Space Agency’s (ESA) CryoSat satellite, […]

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Utah Division of Parks and Recreation Announces Three New International Dark Sky Park Designations for Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin, and Rockport State Parks

https://www.darksky.org/utah-division-of-parks-and-recreation-announces-three-new-international-dark-sky-park-designations-for-jordanelle-kodachrome-basin-and-rockport-state-parks/ The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded International Dark Sky Park status to Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin, and Rockport State Parks. Utah has more dark sky state parks than any other state park system. These […]

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Last Trump sale of public lands for fracking prompts outrage and hope

https://wildearthguardians.org/brave-new-wild/news/last-trump-sale-of-public-lands-for-fracking-prompts-outrage-hope-that-president-elect-biden-to-follow-through-with-oil-and-gas-leasing-moratorium/ Trump has made it a goal to sell as much public land as possible for fracking over the last four years, but thankfully after today, the administration’s pro-fossil fuel, climate and science denying, anti-public […]