Rachel Arenstein’s Archive

Alaska Postcard

Thanks from Alaska’s Wildlife!

Thanks to public support from thousands of wildlife advocates like you, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Bureau of Land Management have announced a plan to protect important …

Pintail ducks in flight (Photo: USFWS Pacific)

Pintail Ducks’ Wetlands at Risk from Flawed Farm Bill

Wetlands in the prairie potholes habitats across Great Plains grasslands where Pintail Ducks, shovelers and American white pelicans breed are at risk from a flawed version of the Farm Bill …

Mariah Urueta

Student Activist Stands Up Against Keystone XL

College Sophomore Mariah Urueta and 53 other students travelled all the way from Central Michigan University to Washington, D.C. last weekend to pressure President Obama to stop the Keystone XL …

Polar Bear Breaks Ice

One Day Left: Ask the Candidates About Climate Change

The October 16 debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be a town hall forum, and you have the chance to choose the questions! Google is accepting …

Black bears across the country are going hungry as extreme heat and drought decrease their food supply.

Over 160,000 Want Climate on the Presidential Debate Agenda

1.2 Millions Comments

2.1 Million Comments to Cut Carbon Pollution

Western_Meadowlark Wikimedia Commons

Tweet to Help Protect Meadowlarks’ Grassland Habitats

Snowshoe Hare

The Snowshoe Hare, Fashion Victim of Climate Change

Spring came to DC early this year with temperatures reaching into the low 80s by mid-March.  While most people were thrilled about the unseasonably warm weather, I found myself unprepared.  …

Women Conservationists, Always Ahead of the Curve

I’ll admit it: when I think of American conservationists, old guys like Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir spring to mind. I’m sure I’m not the only one to sometimes overlook …

Have Fun With Frogs This Leap (Frog) Day!

Leap day is almost here!  Take some time this February 29th to leap into fun with frogs. Nearly a third of the world’s amphibian species, including frogs, are now threatened. …

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