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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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[ Wilderness Week brings opportunity to salute 50th, lobby Congress to uphold conservation legacy ]

Wilderness Week serves as an opportunity to salute the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in the most appropriate way: by asking Congress to w

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[ Outdoors Alliance for Kids to Congress: help get kids outdoors! ]

While spending time outdoors is important to the health of both adults and children, technology is leading us to spend more time indoors.

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[ Photos: happy 50th to gorgeous Canyonlands National Park ]

President Lyndon B.

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[ New Fridge Standards Take Effect Monday: How Refrigerators Have Kept Cool Over 40 Years of Improvements ]

One of the great inventions of our time – the modern refrigerator – will get an efficiency makeover when new national efficiency standards go into effect on September 15, reducing energy use of most refrigerators and freezers by about 20 to 25 percent.

The new standards take effect 100 years after the first modern refrigerators were mass-produced for general use. Before that time, consumers used iceboxes (literally boxes with ice) to keep their food cold, but food safety was an issue.…

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[ Energy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles: Imagining the Possibilities ]

Autonomous vehicles have captured people’s imaginations for decades. At the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, GM’spivotal Futurama exhibit presented its vision for 1960s autonomous highway infrastructure to 30,000 visitors a day. Two decades later, during the construction of the interstate highway system (largely based on Futurama, sans vehicle autonomy), the Central Power and Light Company, an electric utility, employed the autonomous highway dream in a newspaper advertisement to demonstrate the vital role power companies could play in our driving future.…

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