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Wilderness Society: Over Three-Quarters of a Million People Sign on to Support National Monument Designations
WASHINGTON, April 17 (TNSres) -- The Wilderness Society issued the following statement on April 16, 2024:

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Members of Congress, Tribal leaders, and community advocates are calling on President Biden to protect special places across the country

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Today, in a momentous display of unity, Tribal and community leaders joined members of Congress from across the West to present a staggering 800,000+ petition signatures from people urging President Biden to use the Antiquities Act to designate and expand national monuments. This gathering underscores a shared commitment to protecting public ... Show Full Article

Upper Hudson Valley CODEPINK Holds Earth Day Action Connecting Genocide to Ecocide
TROY, New York, April 17 -- CodePink, a grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S.-funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, issued the following news release on April 15, 2024:

Upper Hudson Valley CODEPINK, in collaboration with the Albany chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Palestinian Rights Committee Albany, Intersectional Eco-Liberation Movement in Albany, and Healthcare Workers for Palestine, Alban, holds an Earth Day die-in event on Saturday, April 20th. With a focus on the intersectionality of the climate crisis and the ongoing ... Show Full Article

Mojave Desert Land Trust Shares 2023 Conservation Wins, Urges Bold Action for Threatened Iconic Species
JOSHUA TREE, California, April 17 (TNSres) -- The Mojave Desert Land Trust issued the following news release:

The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced all-round conservation wins for the California desert in its 2023 Annual Report and outlined bold action to preserve two of the California desert's most iconic species in the years ahead.

Using its multifaceted conservation approach, MDLT permanently protected 6,385 acres of ecologically significant habitat, cleared several tons of trash, made 52 new seed collections, grew over 15,000 native plants for a Salton Sea restoration project, and delivered ... Show Full Article

Maine Policy Releases New Analysis on Decline of Maine K-12 Education
PORTLAND, Maine, April 17 (TNSres) -- Maine Policy Institute issued the following news release on April 16, 2024:

Maine Policy Institute released a report today authored by Research Fellow Jonah Davids on the decline of Maine's K-12 education system from 1984-2022. This analysis details how students in Maine went from among America's top performers to its lowest.

In the 1990s, Maine students consistently ranked first or second on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in math and reading. Maine was a model state for education, with other states moving to imitate its policies and ... Show Full Article

Can-Eng Commissions Mesh Belt Furnace Overseas
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, April 17 -- ASM International posted the following news from Can-Eng Furnaces:

Can-Eng Furnaces, Niagara, Ontario, has commissioned a continuous mesh belt heat-treat system for the production of high-quality automotive fasteners in Italy.

This project in the Piedmont region of Italy was one of four installation locations for this globally recognized producer of specialty automotive fasteners that span from Europe, South America, Mexico, and the United States of America.

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd was chosen to supply its state-of-the-art systems based on proven ... Show Full Article

B'nai B'rith Workshop With UNESCO Addresses Online Anti-Semitism in Latin America
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- B'nai B'rith International issued the following news release:

B'nai B'rith International, in collaboration with UNESCO, the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, World Jewish Congress and the Latin American Jewish Congress, hosted a virtual capacity-building workshop in Spanish on April 9, "Facing online antisemitism in Latin America: How to deal with online hate speech and Holocaust denial and distortion."

The session convened relevant civil society and government actors to tackle an epidemic of online hate targeting Jews. Prominent figures participated, including Fernando ... Show Full Article

ACS Selects University of Wisconsin Law School's Miriam Seifter for 2024 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholar Award
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- The American Constitution Society issued the following news release:

The American Constitution Society is pleased to announce Miriam Seifter, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the State Democracy Research Initiative, and Rowe Faculty Fellow in Regulatory Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has been selected to receive the 2024 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholar Award (

The award, now in its third year, recognizes an outstanding scholar in the early stages of an academic career ... Show Full Article