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[ Veterans: Congress must fund vital conservation program ]

Retired generals, veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S.

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[ New Mapping Project Details the Importance of Wilderness for Migrating Elk, Moose and Other Wildlife ]

Michael Reinemer

Designated wilderness areas provide important habitat for five migratory big-game species, according to a first-of-its-kind mapping project involving wildlife researchers at the University of Wyoming and cartographers at the University of Oregon.

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[ A new settlement could protect some of Colorado’s most biologically rich public lands ]

A recent legal agreement should settle a long battle over whether or not to allow drilling on the highest lands of the plateau.

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[ Berkeley’s Guilt Trip: Driving Hurts the Planet ]

Car heads north on U.S. 101 on December 26, 2010. (Garrett/Flickr)

Car heads north on U.S. 101 on December 26, 2010. (Garrett/Flickr)

Leave it to Berkeley, a liberal bastion in northern California that’s taken pioneering steps to tax sugary drinks and ban Styrofoam takeout containers. It’s now moving forward with a novel way to address climate change: make people feel guilty about driving.

This week, in a 7-2 vote, its City Council approved a draft ordinance that would require warning labels at fueling stations, even electric-charging ones. The labels would link driving to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.…

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[ Wilderness advocates applaud BLM’s denial of solar project in California’s Silurian Valley ]

Annette Kondo

The following statement can be attributed to Sally Miller, a senior California conservation representative of The Wilderness Society:

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Re-Tree WNY Green Goal

Established to reforest the Buffalo metro after the October 2006 devastating “surprise” snowstorm, Re-Tree WNY has planted almost 24,000 of their 30,000 tree goal.  Moneys received for The Green Goal fundraising efforts go entirely to purchase trees and supplies for the all-volunteer force to help “Keep Western New York Beautiful”.  Tax-deductible donations accepted on-line at www.greengoalwny.org or mail to Re-Tree WNY Green Goal, P.O. Box 347, Tonawanda, NY 14151.  Visit www.re-treewny.org for more information.