2014 Archives

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Wildlife Encounters: Too Close For Conan!

6/23/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Oink oink! The giant Russian boar proved that he was not going to the bore the audience on David Mizejewski’s most recent Conan appearance! With large tusks, the fearsome wild pig could easily gore a human, but this boar was […] Read more >

The moose population is northeast Minnesota is being devastated by climate change.

EPA Can Do More to Spur Renewable Energy

6/23/2014 // By Jim Murphy

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency took a bold step in putting forth the first-ever proposed standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, which account for about 40 percent of total U.S. emissions.  This historic step marks a […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: It’s Pollinator Week and more!

6/20/2014 // By Linda Argueta

This week marks National Pollinator Week! Take the time to learn about the many different pollinating animal species that pollinate our crops and wildflowers. Pollinators such as the bumble bee, hummingbird, bats and the moth all play a crucial part […] Read more >

Not only would Vermont moose be threatened by a tar sands spill here, but they also face challenges due to climate change that will be exacerbated by runaway tar sands expansion. Credit: David Govatski USFWS

Vermont Leads New England on Path to Cleaner Fuel Mix

6/20/2014 // By Annie Mackin

As more Vermonters learn about the threat of climate disrupting tar sands—one of the planet’s dirtiest and most carbon polluting fuels—being transported through the Northeast Kingdom via an aging oil pipeline, it’s increasingly clear that they want nothing to do […] Read more >

Mountain goats jump in Colorado by Cathy and Gordon Illg.

Hold Steady! 21 Photos of Wildlife in Action

6/20/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I like to take pictures of animals, but I need them to be asleep to get a quality photo. That’s why I’m so impressed with the images below from the National Wildlife Photo Contest. These photographers were able to capture brilliant photos of wildlife in action. Think […] Read more >

Wildlife and Americans alike depend on clean air and water. This photo of Long Pine Lake at mid morning was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Gema Saiz.

Senate May Take Vote to Block Carbon Standard, Clean Water Rule

6/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

After all of the incredible work put into EPA’s historic standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants, proposed just two weeks ago, Senate Republicans may force a vote to block them as soon as this week. They’ve also got EPA’s […] Read more >

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Not Just the Birds and Bees – 6 Fast Facts About Pollinating Bats

6/18/2014 // By Guest Author

By Micaela Jemison The birds and the bees may rule the daytime, but as soon as the sun sets, it is the bats that get to work pollinating.  Worldwide, over 500 species of flowers in at least 67 plant families rely […] Read more >

Sally Jewell Wind Announcement

Obama Administration Takes Major Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts

6/17/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the federal government is kicking off the leasing process for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area with plans to hold an auction by the end of the year. Read more >

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Wildlife Funding Diverted to Fight Wildfires

6/17/2014 // By Frank Sturges

Just last month, fire crews rescued a group of wolf pups from the almost 200,000 acre Funny River Fire in Alaska. Firefighters found the puppies in the blaze after hearing them yipping, and they are now being cared for at the Alaska Zoo. […] Read more >

Hummingbird moth by Roger Lee

Photo Gallery: Seven Surprising Pollinators

6/17/2014 // By Laura Tangley

We’re all familiar with the beleaguered honey bees and beautiful butterflies that pollinate our crops and wildflowers. But pollinating animal species comprise a diversity of wild creatures, from birds and bats to moths, beetles, flies and even the odd land […] Read more >