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Why the Otter Creek Coal Mine Will Never be Built

4/10/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Vanessa Braided Hair. Yesterday, a news station in Billings, Montana ran an interview with Arch Coal representative Mike Rowlands in which he stated that the Otter Creek coal mine, proposed for southeastern Montana, will be in operation by […] Read more >

Tar sands protesters at the "Forward on Climate" rally (photo: 350.org)

Let’s Count the Ways Keystone XL Approval Helps Us

4/10/2013 // By Guest Author

A tongue-in-cheek look at the problems caused by the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Read more >

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Dirt, Bugs, and Raindrops, Oh My!

3/27/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Alyson Weinberg There’s a lot of talk these days of “thinking outside the box.” Whether for kids in the classroom or companies in the marketplace, it’s an ability to be cultivated. People who think outside the box are […] Read more >

Northwest Governors Call on White House to Get Tough on Coal Exports

3/26/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest blog post by Michael O’Leary. More coal burning means more mercury pollution, more acidification, more climate change, and more habitat loss. With plummeting domestic coal consumption leaving coal companies desperate to find new pathways to new markets, the last […] Read more >

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Understanding Our “New” Climate Threat: Ocean Acidification

3/25/2013 // By Guest Author

A passionate advocate for the ocean, John Racanelli serves as CEO of the National Aquarium, where he immerses himself in pursuing the aquarium’s nonprofit mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.  The National Aquarium is the Maryland affiliate of […] Read more >

The Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Flickr photo by NCinDC.

Have You Hugged a Tree Lately?

3/25/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Melinda Housholder. When I did field work with the National Park Service a few years ago along the National Mall, I hugged trees on a daily basis. Well, by that I mean, when checking for the DBH […] Read more >

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Florida Tree Planting Event Lands a Special Guest Star

3/22/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Bruce Brown, the Director of the Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium in Clermont, Florida. Here at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail in Clermont Florida, we kicked off National Wildlife Week two days early and spread it out over the next seven days […] Read more >

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Twenty-Five Years in the Mud: How a Quirky Little Fish Changed My Life

3/21/2013 // By Guest Author

Sometimes it is the smallest things that are life-changing: the simple act of placing four little fish in a bucket led to over 25 years of research and insights into the remarkable life of a very unusual fish. Read more >

NWF’s Cool School Challenge Helps Schools Cut Carbon Emissions

3/20/2013 // By Guest Author

Gust post by Katie Siegel Last autumn, I had the opportunity to introduce NWF’s Cool School Challenge (CSC) to schools throughout Whatcom County, Washington as part of a partnership with the Community Energy Challenge (CEC) and the EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities […] Read more >

Go Green Times Three This St. Patrick’s Day

3/14/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest Post By Susan E. Goodman There’s a saying that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks and leprechauns are one way to go green on March 17th, but there are other ways, too… like getting a head start on […] Read more >