May, 2011

Takoma Park Community Habitat Ceremony

Takoma Park Becomes Maryland’s First Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

On May 22, 2011, I had the pleasure of attending Takoma Park, Maryland’s celebration of their certification as Maryland’s first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™. The celebration took place at Spring …

Southeastern Faculty Build Capacity for Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum

On May 17-18, 2011, 25 faculty members from 16 campuses across the Southeast participated in the Sustainability and Curriculum for Campus Leaders “train the trainer” workshop, hosted by the Georgia …

Bipartisan Nebraska State Senators Say Tar Sands Pipeline Dangerous

Telling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton they need time to pass pipeline safety legislation in the state, a bipartisan group of five Nebraska state senators is urging a delay of …

Next Economic Development Administration Grant Deadline June 10th

The Economic Development Administration has recently switched to a quarterly review process for applications to some of its programs. The Public Works, Economic Adjustment and Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund investments applications are now be reviewed on a quarterly basis, and the next quarterly deadline for submitting EDA grant applications to these programs is June 10th, 2011.

Extensive flooding from the Mississippi River

When Flood Protections Falter

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Weekly News Roundup – May 27, 2011

Community College Program Encourages Idea Exchange in Green Fields of…

Ed Perry speaks on behalf of fishermen concerned about mercury contamination

Public Demands Mercury-Free Fish at Pa. EPA Hearing

A wave of fishermen, moms, doctors, scientists, and even industry representatives spoke out in support of EPA’s new rule makings that would limit over 90% of mercury from being emitted …

Tar sands oil extraction poisons waterways, producing mutated, lesion ridden fish.

SIGN UP – Tar Sands Dangers to Draw Thousands in Virtual Town Hall

Award winning journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk will speak to thousands of concerned conservationists in a virtual town hall meeting next week.  He’ll discuss the disastrous repercussions for wildlife and NWF …

Community Wildlife Habitat Program Surges Past 50

As we near the end of Garden for Wildlife month, I want to shine a spotlight on the neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties around the country that are providing habitat …

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