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Sportsmen Rally on Capitol Hill to Protect the West’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

3/9/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

SFRED members on Capitol Hill Everyday hunters and anglers are reaching out to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development (SFRED) are speaking to their representatives in Congress to encourage the creation of laws and policies that respect […] Read more >

The House budget is an unprecendent attack on the environment and public health. (Image courtesy of www.treehugger.com)

The Devil Isn’t in the Details When it Comes to Climate Science

3/8/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Federal climate scientists have been exonerated by a Commerce Department investigation surrounding over a thousand leaked e-mails between American and British researchers in 2009, otherwise known as the infamous Climategate. The department’s inspector general found that the National Oceanic and […] Read more >

Air Pollution

Clean Air Today – Gone Tomorrow

3/8/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Wyoming’s great outdoors are breathtaking, but not just for its natural beauty. Excessive pollution has residents in the western part of the state dealing with bloody noses, watery eyes, and shortness of breath. Levels of pollution in Wyoming have even […] Read more >

Waterfowl in flight over wetlands at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Southern end of Assateague Island, VA.

Endangered Species: Spending Cuts Hurt Wildlife and the Economy

3/4/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

There are over a thousand plants and animals on the endangered species list, and congressional spending cuts may do little to help them or the economy. Programs aimed at saving wildlife from extinction are being drastically reduced or eliminated in […] Read more >

Otsego County (NY) Gas Group

Natural Gas Boom Turning into an Environmental Bust

3/1/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel than coal and oil, which has added to its popularity over the years with consumers and energy companies.  But, this energy boom is turning into a big bust for the environment. A New […] Read more >

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Climategate: The Devil Isn’t In the Details

2/24/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Federal climate scientists have been cleared by a Commerce Department investigation surrounding over a thousand leaked e-mails between American and British researchers in 2009, otherwise known as the infamous Climategate. The department’s inspector general found that the National Oceanic and […] Read more >

Above: your future overlord? ( flickr | Carolina Biological Supply Company )

Paying Through the Nose for Climate Change

2/22/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The sinus-ly challenged have another season to sneeze through as winter sniffles make way for springtime allergies. Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and that number is only getting bigger. Unfortunately, their stuffy, tender sinuses and itchy, watery eyes […] Read more >

National Drink Wine Day: Climate Change Putting the Squeeze on Grapes

2/18/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Valentine’s Day may have passed, but wine lovers have another reason to celebrate. Just in time for the weekend, Friday February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. But, if you’re a fan of a certain vintage, climate change may bring […] Read more >

Lake Erie

Still Waters Run Deep, Budget Cuts Run Deeper

2/16/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Still waters run deep, but congressional budget cuts run even deeper. The continuing resolution put forward by the majority in the House of Representatives will gut regional programs designed to protect and restore our nation’s great waters. These programs create […] Read more >

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Pacific Walruses Deserve Federal Protection, Stuck In Endangered Species Limbo

2/11/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Extinction doesn’t wait, but the Pacific walrus will have to wait to receive federal protection. In a disappointing turn of events, this animal will not be joining its Arctic neighbor, the polar bear, on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and […] Read more >