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White House Plans To Mark Off World’s Largest Ocean Sanctuary – On June 17th, President Obama announced plans to create the world’s largest marine preserve, following the lead of his immediate predecessors to try to save a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other environmental dangers, by dramatically expanding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

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Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, an Australian charity, promotes sustainable use of resources. One of their programs is Cartridges 4 – recycling used printer ink cartridges. They are sorted and returned for remanufacture or (more exciting) for use in a new road-asphalt product called TonerPave ™.

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Baltimore’s Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash – City resident John Kellett developed a big water wheel to collect the plastic cups, cigarette butts and Cheetos bags that flow into the Baltimore Inner Harbor waterway after rainstorms. Kellett got funding from city officials, and the water wheel is now docked in the harbor, where it has removed 40 tons of trash since it began charring in May.

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New this week: The Toronto Dominion Bank has a “Mobile Forest” that it’s rolling out TODAY, like, RIGHT NOW, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (eastern) on the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden campus at 1000 Richmond Terr., in the East Lot adjacent to the museum. Visits to the Mobile Forest are free for all visitors.

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Also, according to Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology, the severe winter may have helped wipe out a large percentage of Ash borer beetle larvae in our northern forests. Let’s hope. Read these stories, plus a rather rude comment from Table Mountain pine, and my blog, at my website.

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New this week: The Toronto Dominion Bank has a “Mobile Forest” that it’s rolling out TODAY, like, RIGHT NOW, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (eastern) on the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden campus at 1000 Richmond Terr., in the East Lot adjacent to the museum. Visits to the Mobile Forest are free for all visitors.

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Also, according to Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology, the severe winter may have helped wipe out a large percentage of Ash borer beetle larvae in our northern forests. Let’s hope. Read these stories, plus a rather rude comment from Table Mountain pine, and my blog, at my website.

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

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This has been a big week – Earth Day and Arbor Day all at once.

The first Arbor Day was held in Spain in 1805. Today, it is celebrated all over the world, but on different dates, as is Earth Day. I guess the easiest thing to do is plant a tree, but (just to put in my 2 cents) plant one that’s native to your area, so it has a chance to survive! Read more about both occasions at my website.

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Special post – this is not my usual posting of news. I got an email from PBS about shows they’ve just made available on Roku (which I have), and I thought this would be interesting/uplifting. Haven’t watched it yet, but probably will tonight.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365192664/

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This Earth Day, I want to bring your attention to a couple of organizations that work tirelessly on behalf of our environment:

EcoKids, Canada’s leading environmental education program for children, providing activities and resources for both K-8 students and teachers, and

the NRDC, who work tirelessly to fight against the relentless assault of the environment by big business. They enlist anyone who’s interested to send petitions, emails and phone calls, and help financially. AKA Biogems.

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This Earth Day, I want to bring your attention to a couple of organizations that work tirelessly on behalf of our environment:  EcoKids, Canada’s leading environmental education program for children, providing activities and resources for both K-8 students and teachers, and

the NRDC, who work tirelessly to fight against the relentless assault of the environment by big business. They enlist anyone who’s interested to send petitions, emails and phone calls, and help financially. AKA Biogems.

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http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

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