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Advocates Unite to Protect America’s Great Waters

5/19/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Water advocates came together in Washington D.C. to unite behind a new approach to protecting America’s Great Waters. Local, regional and national groups combined their political strength by endorsing a new pledge modeled after the NATO strategy, whereby an attack …


Mississippi River Flooding: How You Can Help

5/18/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Intense flooding is devastating communities along the Mississippi River, but there are ways you can help. Here is a list of organizatons providing flood relief efforts: Aidmatrix Network Web resource lists all the organizations that are involved in the …

via Flickr, Natalie Maynor

Flood Insurance Reform Gains Steam in Congress

5/15/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Flood insurance reform is gaining steam in Congress, which is good news for taxpayers. The House Financial Services Committee recently approved the bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 1309). This bill extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) …

Antarctic Peninsula by Spenser Case

Sink or Swim: Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Expected

5/4/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Polar bears aren’t the only ones who are suffing from the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels are threatening coastlines and island nations across the world according to a new international report by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program …

Bald Eagle - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center - Girdwood AK

Congressmen Reach Across the Aisle to Protect Wildlife

4/29/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives are putting aside partisanship to protect wildlife across the nation. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Congressmen Don Young (R-AK), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Todd Platts (R-PA), and Ron …

Hip Hop Rev is Greening the Block and Greening the Screen

4/28/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.  is keeping his message green and clean, reaching out to urban communities and empowering young people to create a sustainable future. As the founder of the Hip Hop Caucus, he traveled around the country on the …

Oil & Boom in Louisiana Marsh, June 2010

Restoring the Clean Water Act Can Help Restore the Gulf Coast

4/20/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil and water don’t mix, a reality people and wildlife along Gulf Coast must confront every day. This week marks the one year anniversary of the Gulf oil disaster, an anniversary no one is celebrating. Lives were lost in the …

This stink bug landed on me as I was writing this post.

Stink Bugs Don’t Bite, But They Sure Do Suck

4/15/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

There’s an old saying that house guests and fish stink after three days. Brown marmorated stink bugs, however, are the houseguests that stink right away. If you haven’t seen this invasive species in your home or garden, researchers say it’s …

Otsego County (NY) Gas Group

Gold Rush or Fool’s Gold?: Congress Discusses the Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling

4/12/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Striking a balance between public health, profit, and the environmental impacts of natural gas drilling is a debate that is drawing national attention. The development of the popular fossil fuel is a major economic gold rush for many states, creating …

Scott Bauer

Bad Riders On the Storm

4/8/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The government shutdown clock is ticking away furiously in Washington, D.C. as Congress wrestles with a budget agreement. While many Americans have no choice but to ride out the storm, bad water riders in the house-passed Continuing Resolution, or H.R.1, …