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People depend on nature for many things. A stable climate. Clean air. Fresh water. Abundant food. And the incalculable additional benefits the world’s biodiversity provides. Conservation International (CI) works to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all.

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How a tech startup and nimble non-profit exposed toxic releases during the Houston flood

As federal and state agencies failed to monitor air pollution after Hurricane Harvey, we measured and mapped a leaking carcinogen in real time.

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Interior Department celebrates sage grouse anniversary with changes to plans

To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the sage grouse conservation plans – the largest landscape-level conservation effort ever undertaken that involved years of collaboration and hard work by 11 western states and their governors, multiple federal agencies and stakeholders throughout t

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New report shines spotlight on important wild lands that must be protected

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A new report released today by The Wilderness Society raises the alarm about wild lands threatened by extractive industries eager to exploit the resources on or underneath them, including oil, gas and coal.

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The list is out: Trump administration wants to gut protections for these public lands

We finally have a list of some of the places where the Trump administration will move to roll back protections under its “review” of wildlands and cultural sites protected by the Antiquities Act. 

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Petition to Interior Department: Public lands deserve more than just drilling

The Wilderness Society joined with other stakeholders on September 14 to file a petition requesting the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management update how they manage oil and gas leasing on public lands.

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