Otter Creek Valley. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky.

Yet Another Delay for the Largest Proposed Coal Mine in the Country

[4/24/2014 // By Alexis Bonogofsky]

Arch Coal can’t catch a break. Yesterday the Billings Gazette reported that Arch Coal had to write off a $57,7 million loss on their DKRW Advanced Fuels’ coal gasification project in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The project was a speculative venture […] Read more >

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How to Offer Bird-Nesting Materials in Your Garden

[4/24/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro]

Spring is here, and birds around the world—and in your backyard—are turning into construction crews. It’s nesting time! Many songbirds are master builders, putting together intricately made weavings of twig and leaf, stem and fluff, hair and moss. Some nests, […] Read more >

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Corn stover is a potential source of biofuels, but there are environmental risks if too much residue is harvested. Photo: Lara Bryant

Can Corn Stover Really be a Sustainable Biofuel Source?

[4/23/2014 // By Lara Bryant]

What are the best ways to help us replace our reliance on fossil fuels without causing unsustainable damage to land, climate, water, or wildlife? The question remains unanswered because almost every means of energy production has both benefits and drawbacks, […] Read more >

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Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Decision Delayed Again

[4/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt]

The State Department announced today that it will delay the decision-making process on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, citing the need for more clarity around the project’s route.  This delay is the result of polluter allies again trying to […] Read more >

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Chronic Wasting Disease a Threat to Missouri Deer

[4/21/2014 // By Kelly Wagner]

An infectious epidemic known as chronic wasting disease is threatening the lives of deer in the United States. The incurable disease was first discovered in captive deer at a research lab in Colorado. It has since spread to free-roaming and […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: BP Attacks Science and NWF, and more

[4/18/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

Almost four years since the Gulf oil disaster in 2010, Gulf wildlife continues to suffer. National Wildlife Federation’s newly released report provides evidence of the ongoing environmental impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. For a hands-on look at environmental impacts, […] Read more >

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The Grandeur of Our National Parks

[4/18/2014 // By Dani Tinker]

This weekend is the beginning of National Parks Week (meaning you can enter National Parks for free). I’m excited by our National Parks. I have a Passport and get a stamp for each one I visit. The awe-inspiring views are […] Read more >

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South Park is one of the areas affected by the Colorado Bureau of Land Management's policy of not offering oil and gas leases while a master leasing plan is being written. (c)Colorado Wildlife Federation/Suzanne O'Neill. 201

New Public Lands Policies Could Mean Better On-the-Ground Practices

[4/21/2014 // By Judith Kohler]

The National Wildlife Federation and its partners in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition have been urging the Interior Department to fully implement its promised reforms of oil and gas leasing on public lands since the agency announced the […] Read more >

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