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What Last Week’s Forest Biomass Court Decision Means For You
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What Last Week’s Forest Biomass Court Decision Means For You

On July 12, the U.S. District Court of Appeals struck down an Environmental Protection Agency initiative from 2011. The measure would have delayed the formation of a regulating body that oversees all aspects of biomass fuel production (namely the evaluation and reduction of carbon emissions) and exempted the industry from […]

5 Ways your Child Can Share in Your Running (If they Don’t Want to be a Runner)
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5 Ways your Child Can Share in Your Running (If they Don’t Want to be a Runner)

One of the greatest perks of being a parent is that you are your child’s first hero. There is no feeling like what you experience when your child looks at you admiringly and proudly announces that they want to be like you when they grow up. For a precious few […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – July 12th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – July 12th

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net.   Hot and Loaded: Fires in the West With last week’s tragic loss […]

4 Awesome Parks in the Midwest (That You Probably Never Heard Of)
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4 Awesome Parks in the Midwest (That You Probably Never Heard Of)

So you’ve found yourself in the flyover states. Whether you’re visiting family, just traveling through, horribly lost and being stalked by a sadistic family of hermits, or (gasp) you’ve just moved to the region, you’re probably getting a significant sense of boredom to go with that heaping helping of culture […]

Invasive Lionfish are Hurting Coral Reefs
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Invasive Lionfish are Hurting Coral Reefs

The delicate ecosystems of coral reefs all over the Caribbean and Atlantic coast are under attack, and this time it’s not pollution, climate change or human destruction. A small, splendidly colored, spiny fish is taking over and scientists aren’t happy about it. Meet the lionfish, though small; the name is more […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – July 5th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – July 5th

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net.  Forest Management Scandal and Wildfire Tragedy in Arizona Timber management on public lands doesn’t normally […]

5 Mountain Biking Basics for Betties
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5 Mountain Biking Basics for Betties

In case you’re unaware, a “betty” is a cute little slang term of a thing for a female mountainbiker. And for you betties who are interested in getting into the sport, we’ve compiled some bare-bones basics that will help you hit the trails, keep you safe, and ensure one sweet […]

#1 – #7 Plastics – Why Single-Stream Recycling is Needed
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#1 – #7 Plastics – Why Single-Stream Recycling is Needed

In our daily actions many make like a water-stream, finding the path of least resistance. Our schedules are full and our time valuable, we function on efficiency and convenience. Drive-thrus and doorstep deliveries, online shopping and instant potatoes; we can accomplish a lot because so many things have become easier […]

7 Musical Acts You Never Realized Were Eco-Friendly
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7 Musical Acts You Never Realized Were Eco-Friendly

The green efforts of Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, and Neil Young have been well-documented, but these performers are far from the music industry’s only eco-minded individuals. In fact, several of today’s most popular acts are speaking out against pollution, deforestation, and other major issues that impact the environment. Cloud Cult […]

7 Invasive Threats to Outdoor Diversity
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7 Invasive Threats to Outdoor Diversity

On average, invasive species costs the United States more than $120 million in damages every year. But how does this translate into the outdoor experience that is crucial to the health of millions of Americans? One of the most prominent threats of invasive species is a decrease in biodiversity. Every […]