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VICTORY: MAINE NORTH WOODS PROTECTED

President Obama officially designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument -- protecting 87,500 acres of wilderness area and forest in Maine, home to moose, bear, migratory songbirds and more. The area also holds tremendous cultural, historical and ecological significance, in addition to myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. The new national monument sits east of Mount Katahdin, the most prominent mountain in the region. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Experts at committee hearing tout solar and energy storage technologies

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Energy subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee heard testimony from experts on technologies that will improve our ability to store energy and be more efficient in capturing the power of the sun. 

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100 Percent Renewable Juice Boxes? | Rob Sargent

TetraPak is known by many for their seemingly ubiquitous juice boxes that appear in our kids’ school lunches. But last week, they gained distinction when they announced their plan to source 100 percent of their energy from renewables by 2030, joining the ranks of major multinational corporations that have committed to 100% renewable energy. Other companies that have taken the RE100 pledge include Coca Cola, Google, Ikea, and Microsoft. 

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Solar Shines in First Quarter of 2016 | Ross Sherman

We’re beginning to sound like a broken record, but there’s more good news coming out of the solar world. Through the first three months of 2016, new solar capacity outpaced natural gas, nuclear, and coal combined. In total, solar made up 64% of total energy capacity added, according to data from SEIA and GTM Research.

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News Release | Environment America

Father's Day video says Obama is '#1 Dad' on climate action

Washington, D.C. – With Father’s Day around the corner, a new video from Environment America features conservation leaders, congressmen, and other dads from across the country -- along with their cute children -- thanking President Obama for his efforts to stem the climate crisis.

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News Release | Environment America

Keep Hives Alive Tour brings urgency to global pollinator decline

WASHINGTON, DC – The Keep the Hives Alive Tour kicks off today to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and how toxic pesticides contribute to their decline.

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