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A new EPA proposal for national standards on methane can help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

Even for dedicated do-it-yourselfers, finding and fixing leaks can be a hassle. So when a few drops of water appear under the sink or a dark stain forms on the ceiling during a heavy rain, many of us might look for any excuse to procrastinate in tackling the problem.

The oil and gas industry can relate.

The South Tahoe Public Utility District is working to help homeowners convert their thirsty lawns to drought-friendly landscaping with the district’s turf buy-back program.

California’s record-breaking drought robbed Lake Tahoe of 182 billion gallons of water last year through evaporation alone. The lake’s temperature is now higher than ever recorded. Meanwhile, dozens of wildfires have charred acreage throughout the state and claimed the lives of two firefighters so far this season.

Ahote, a mix of eastern timber and Arctic wolf, is a wolfdog that lives at Howling Woods Farm.

His name was Ahote (American Hopi for “the restless one”).  He was a mix of eastern timber and Arctic wolf. Although he was bottle fed as a puppy and quite comfortable around humans, his wolfy nature showed itself at around a year of age when he became more aware of his surroundings and suspicious of strangers.  His pack included three others—Takoda, Sierra and Bandit. The four lived alongside other packs at Howling Woods Farm in the New Jersey Pinelands, 70 miles outside of New York City as the crow flies.

Some of the finest wines and olive oils in the world have been created with dry farmed crops, a practice with a long history in the dry Mediterranean region.

As the historic drought continues in the American West, policy makers, scientists and residents are bracing for the potential impact drought will have on our country’s food system. Many have their gaze set on agricultural reform in California, in particular, since the state is responsible for growing nearly half of our nation’s fruits, veggies and nuts.

"Happily Ever After" is one of the illustrations born out of Earthjustice's collaboration with Creative Action Network in this campaign.

For over a decade now, many American films and prestige television dramas have been dedicated to exploring the lives of society’s bad guys. From mobsters to meth cooks, these shows and films examine the lives of the traditional villains, revealing complex motivations and moments of empathy that destroy archetypes and show these characters to be flawed, yes, but much more human than we’d ever imagined.

Oregon's Wimar Dam during the deconstruction.

Editor’s Note: Since the publication of this story, both the Wimar and Fielder dams have been completely removed from Evans Creek.

It’s like watching a ballet—two big earth-moving machines perform a slow dance on the banks of Evans Creek and on the crest of an obsolete dam in southern Oregon. That dam, along with its twin just a few miles downstream, is coming out, reviving the creek and opening up over 70 miles of prime salmon and steelhead habitat that have been blocked for more than three-quarters of a century. 


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