2014 Archives

Pronghorn. Photo from USFWS.

Clean Energy: Working for Wildlife

11/21/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

It is well known that the burning of fossil fuels releases carbon and other pollutants into the air when burned, which directly contribute to climate change and pose a dire threat to wildlife, communities, and public health. Luckily, nonpolluting sources …

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Sydney World Parks Congress: Charting the Future of Nature

11/21/2014 // By Bruce Stein

Over the past week more than 5,000 conservationists from around the world gathered here in Sydney, Australia to participate in the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress. This once-a-decade gathering is an opportunity to take stock of how we are doing …

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Climate Adaptation Planning Gaining Momentum at Federal Level

11/21/2014 // By Michael Murray

Even if the federal government is moving slowly on the climate mitigation front, agencies are ramping up their efforts on climate adaptation, with a number of new reports, initiatives or tools coming out in recent months. Between the federal and …

Woodland Caribou (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Weekly News Roundup: Another Incredible Win for Wildlife!

11/21/2014 // By Linda Argueta

It has been a victorious week at the National Wildlife Federation! On Tuesday, the senate voted on a bill that would approve the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. This pipeline would have put numerous wildlife at risk. Thanks to …

Students check out the Insect Hotel. Photo credit: Christy Boussard

Eco-Schools USA Goes to College

11/19/2014 // By Jennifer Murck

  Northwest Montessori is a private school in Seattle, Washington educating students Pre-K thru middle school. The school aims to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, work and perfect skills to their highest potential. Today we’d …

The proposed site of Deepwater ONE (credit: Deepwater Wind)

Offshore Wind Power Already Creating Local Jobs, Commits to Creating Hundreds More

11/19/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Deepwater ONE, an offshore wind power project to be built 30 miles east of Montauk, can send 200 MW of its home-grown clean energy to Long Island. But first, Governor Cuomo, PSEG-LI, and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) need to …

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A Big Win for Wildlife: Senate Says No to Keystone XL Pipeline

11/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today, the Senate voted again on a bill that would’ve approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The effort, initiated by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), fell one vote short of the 60 needed for passage. Ranchers, farmers, landowners, tribes, and citizens …

Grizzly bear on the Battle River in Alaska

Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Clean Water and more!

11/14/2014 // By Linda Argueta

For years, it has been unclear which streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. This April, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal that would clarify which streams and wetlands …

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Launching A Lawsuit to Protect Wildlife in Minnesota

11/14/2014 // By Guest Author

Minnesota Conservation Federation and National Wildlife Federation joined indigenous and conservation groups in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to stop the expansion of tar sands through Minnesota without a public review of the impacts to the wildlife …

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Pledge to Recycle and Keep Wildlife Safe

11/14/2014 // By Guest Author

America Recycles Day (November 15), is an opportunity to raise awareness of waste, educate on the right ways to recycle, inspire friends and family to follow our example and ensure the safety of wildlife in the process. Right now, only 34.5% of the …

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