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Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices and consumer choices.

Upper Valley Land Trust
The Upper Valley Land Trust helps people conserve land. We engage people in the vision and process of land conservation and in the stewardship of conserved lands.

U.S. Composting Council
The U.S. Composting Council advances composting and promotes compost use to enhance soils and provide economic and environmental benefits for our members and society.

U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

U.S. Green Building Council – Central Plains Chapter
To lead the regional transformation of the built environment by promoting ecologically responsible, cost effective, productive and healthy places to live, learn and work.

U.S. Green Building Council – Minnesota Chapter
To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

U.S. Public Interest Research Group
U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects our health, encourages a fair, sustainable economy and fosters responsive, democratic government.

Utah Moms for Clean Air
Utah Moms for Clean Air uses the power of moms to clean up Utah’s dirty air. In doing so, we are uncompromising defender’s of our children’s health.

Utah Rivers Council
Founded in 1995, the Utah Rivers Council is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation & stewardship of Utah’s rivers, sustainable clean water sources & natural ecosystems for both Utah’s people & wildlife.

Valley Conservation Council
Promoting land use that sustains the farms, forests, open spaces and cultural heritage of the Shenandoah Valley region.

Vermont Natural Resources Council
For over forty years, VNRC has been Vermont’s leader in protecting and restoring our natural resources.

Vermont Public Interest Research Group
The mission of Vermont Public Interest Research Group is to promote and protect the health of Vermont’s people, environment and locally-based economy by informing and mobilizing citizens statewide.

Vermont River Conservancy
The Vermont River Conservancy works to permanently conserve and protect special lands along the waters of Vermont.

Virginia Bicycling Federation
The Virginia Bicycling Federation is a statewide organization working to change public policy and community attitudes, to improve the safety, convenience, and acceptance of bicycling.

Virginia Conservation Network
VCN is a coalition of nonprofit and community groups that work together for a cleaner, healthier environment.

Virginia Outdoors Foundation
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is established to promote the preservation of open-space lands and to encourage private gifts of money, securities, land or other property to preserve the natural, scenic, historic, scientific, open-space and recreational areas of the Commonwealth.

Virginia Wilderness Committee
The Virginia Wilderness Committee is a non-profit citizens’ group dedicated to the preservation of Virginia’s natural heritage.

Vote Solar
Vote Solar’s mission is to bring solar energy into the mainstream.

Washington Clean Technology Alliance
To secure the state’s position as a leader in clean technologies by supporting businesses to take full advantage of industry opportunities emerging in the region and around the world.

Washington Toxics Coalition
Washington Toxics Coalition protects public health and the environment by eliminating toxic pollution. Washington Toxics Coalition promotes alternatives, advocates policies, empowers communities, and educates people to create a healthy environment.

Washington Trails Association
Washington Trails Association’s mission is to preserve, enhance and promote hiking opportunities in Washington state through collaboration, education, advocacy and volunteer trail maintenance.

Washington Wilderness Coalition
Washington Wilderness Coalition protects and restores wild lands and waters in Washington State through advocacy, education and civic engagement.

Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition is a non-profit citizens group dedicated to promoting public funds for parks, habitat and working farms across the state.

Water.org is challenging the traditional approach to assisting people in developing countries. Our goals are to draw attention to the world’s number one health problem, unsafe and inadequate water supplies, and to raise funds to help fight this immense problem – one community at a time.

Water for People
Water For People works to build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease.

Waterkeeper Alliance
Waterkeeper Alliance provides a way for communities to stand up for their right to clean water and for the wise and equitable use of water resources, both locally and globally. The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is for fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide.

Waukesha County Environmental Action League
To represent the Waukesha County community for the protection of Waukesha County’s natural resources through dedicated grass-roots participation and action.

Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation
The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation is a local public not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Wawasee area watershed for present and future generations.

Western Environmental Law Center
The Western Environmental Law Center is a non-profit public interest law firm that works to protect and restore western wildlands and advocates for healthy environments on behalf of communities throughout the West.

Western Legacy Alliance
Western Legacy Alliance strives to preserve the working landscapes and lifestyles of the American West. We do this by supporting and promoting sustainable land-use solutions to ensure social and economic benefits for local communities and the nation.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy protects and restores exceptional places to provide our region with clean waters and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas for the benefit of present and future generations. The Conservancy creates green spaces and gardens, contributing to the vitality of our cities and towns, and preserves Fallingwater, a symbol of people living in harmony with nature.

Western Watersheds Project
The mission of Western Watersheds Project is to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society International
Established back in 1987, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales and dolphins.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society UK
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales and dolphins.

WI Voices, Inc.
WI Voices, Inc. provides a stage for regular people to tell their stories about how they are affected by public policy choices.

Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest
Wild Fish Conservancy seeks to improve conditions for all of the Northwest’s wild fish by conducting important research on wild-fish populations and habitats; advocating for better land-use, harvest, and hatchery management; and developing model restoration projects.

Wild Wilderness
Wild Wilderness believes that America’s public recreation lands are a national treasure that must be financially supported by the American people and held in public ownership as a legacy for present and future generations.

WildEarth Guardians
WildEarth Guardians protects and restores wildlife, wild rivers, and wild places in the American West.

Wilderness Society 
The Wilderness Society's mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. 

Wildlands Network
Widlands Network represents a vast and growing network of ranchers, hunters, anglers, nature lovers, conservation partners and new allies, spanning North America. Together, we are working to protect enough wild places in North America to sustain wildlife and people through the 21st Century.

Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.

The Wildlife Trusts 
The Wildlife Trusts are the largest UK voluntary organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places everywhere – at land and sea.

Windustrypromotes progressive renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset. Through member supported outreach, education and advocacy we work to remove the barriers to broad community ownership of wind energy.

Wisconsin Resources Protection Council
The Wisconsin Resources Protection Council (WRPC) was founded in 1982 to help counter the lack of information about the effects of large-scale metallic sulfide mining on our state’s precious water supplies, on the tourism and dairy industries, and upon the many Native American communities that are located near potential mine sites.

Wiser.org helps the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship to connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances.

Women’s Voices for the Earth
Women’s Voices for the Earth is a national organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals that impact women’s health by changing consumer behaviors, corporate practices and government policies.

Worcester Energy Barnraisers
Their mission is:
•To engage in grassroots energy efficiency projects
•To create inclusive community solutions to climate change
•To inspire diverse groups of people to take energy conservation into their own hands
•To promote environmental and social justice by making these opportunities accessible to everyone

World Resources Institute
Their mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada)
WWF Canada's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

World Wildlife Fund Global (WWF Global)
WWF Global’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Worldwatch Institute
Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs.

Wyoming Outdoor Council
The mission of the Wyoming Outdoor Council is to protect Wyoming’s environment and quality of life for future generations.

Wyoming Wildlife Federation
The Wyoming Wildlife Federation works for hunters, anglers, and other wildlife enthusiasts to protect and enhance habitat, to perpetuate quality hunting and fishing, to protect citizens’ right to use public lands and waters, and to promote ethical hunting and fishing.

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

Artist's conception of solar islands in the open ocean. PNAS

Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and Switzerland and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, PNAS, as NBC News reported. The floating islands could drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

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Marcos Alves / Moment Open / Getty Images

More than 40 percent of insects could go extinct globally in the next few decades. So why did the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week OK the 'emergency' use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor on 13.9 million acres?

EcoWatch teamed up with Center for Biological Diversity via EcoWatch Live on Facebook to find out why. Environmental Health Director and Senior Attorney Lori Ann Burd explained how there is a loophole in the The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act under section 18, "that allows for entities and states to request emergency exemptions to spraying pesticides where they otherwise wouldn't be allowed to spray."

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Zero Waste Kitchen Essentials

Simple swaps that cut down on kitchen trash.


By Kayla Robbins

Along with the bathroom, the kitchen is one of the most daunting areas to try and make zero waste.

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View of downtown Miami, Florida from Hobie Island on Feb. 2, 2019. Michael Muraz / Flickr

The Democratic candidates for president descended upon Miami for a two-night debate on Wednesday and Thursday. Any candidate hoping to carry the state will have to make the climate crisis central to their campaign, as The New York Times reported.

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A pumpjack in the Permian Basin. blake.thornberry / Flickr

By Sharon Kelly

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal featured a profile of Scott Sheffield, CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, whose company is known among investors for its emphasis on drawing oil and gas from the Permian basin in Texas using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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By Craig K. Chandler

The federal government has available to it, should it choose to use them, a wide range of potential climate change management tools, going well beyond the traditional pollution control regulatory options. And, in some cases (not all), without new legislative authorization.

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Denis Poroy / Getty Images

By Dan Gray

Processed foods, in their many delicious forms, are an American favorite.

But new research shows that despite increasing evidence on just how unhealthy processed foods are, Americans have continued to eat the products at the same rate.

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By Sarah Steffen

With a profound understanding of their environmental surroundings, indigenous communities around the world are often cited as being pivotal to tackling climate change.

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