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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

Report | Environment Montana Research & Policy Center

Global Warming and Extreme Weather

Over the last five years, science has continued to make progress in exploring the connections between global warming and extreme weather. This report reviews recent trends in several types of extreme weather, the impacts caused by notable events that have occurred since 2005, and the most recent scientific projections of future changes in extreme weather.

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Report | Environment Montana Research & Policy Center

Too Much Pollution: State and National Trends in Global Warming Emissions from 1990 to 2007

America’s reliance on fossil fuels—oil, coal, and natural gas—for energy creates a host of problems, including air and water pollution, global warming pollution, high and unpredictable bills for consumers and businesses, and the need to import oil from unstable parts of the world. Moving to clean energy—such as solar and wind power, more efficient homes, and plug-in cars—will cut pollution, help rebuild our economy, and reduce America’s dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Montana

New Report: Pollution Up 36% in Montana since 1990

Montana’s global warming pollution increased by 36% percent since 1990, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment Montana.

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Report | Environment America

Wasting Our Waterways: Toxic Industrial Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year – threatening both the environment and human health. According to the EPA, pollution from industrial facilities is responsible for threatening or fouling water quality in more than 10,000 miles of rivers and more than 200,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries nationwide.

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Report | Environment America

Energy Efficiency in the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009: Impacts of Current Provisions and Opportunities to Enhance the Legislation

In June 2009, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES).  This climate and energy legislation included a number of provisions intended to help the U.S. reduce energy use through various energy efficiency measures.  Foremost, the bill requires utilities to obtain 20% of their energy through a combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020, with energy efficiency allowed to meet up to 8% of the 20% goal.

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