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 Research and Policy Center

Counter to utility claims, studies show solar users provide net benefits

Phoenix, AZ – Solar panels provide pollution free energy that delivers far reaching benefits to the environment and the electric grid, said a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. 

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Shining Rewards

Solar energy is on the rise in the United States. Through September 2016, more than 31 gigawatts of solar electric capacity had been installed around the country, enough to power more than 6 million homes. The rapid growth of solar energy in the United States is the result of forward-looking policies that are helping the nation reduce its contribution to global warming and expand its use of local renewable energy sources.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking

Boston, Mass.– More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution.

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The next step for bee conservation | Christy Leavitt

Learn more about recent headlines: "Bee species added to U.S. endangered species list for first time."

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Dangerous and Close

Oil and gas companies are fracking near our communities, polluting our air and water, and risking the health of our children and other vulnerable populations. Fracking often is done very close to vulnerable people – infants, school children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems – even though communities typically seek to keep industrial activities far away from facilities serving these populations, such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes and day care centers. 

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