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The waves at Porto Covo, west coast of Portugal. Photo credit:  Alvesgaspar

We Must Care for the Oceans

2/7/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Six decades ago, Rachel Carson wrote about the “bewildering abundance” of life found in the surface waters of the seas. While conducting her studies, she discovered that some fish migratory patterns were changing. She was the first scientist to suggest […] Read more >

Smog envelopes downtown Houston, TX (Flickr's Rick Kimpel)

Media Scrutinizes Modest Clean Energy Investments, Ignores Massive Polluter Tax Giveaways

1/27/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Imagine if reporters spent even a fraction of the time highlighting America’s hugely wasteful dirty energy subsidies as they do trying to gin up “scandal” in clean energy. How would American taxpayers react if they knew how much of their […] Read more >

Historic New Standards for the Next Generation of Vehicles

1/17/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Last week in Detroit I delivered this testimony on behalf of National Wildlife Federation at a hearing on proposed light duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model years 2017-2025. In 2009, when the tide was flowing against […] Read more >

The Oberlin Project: Why We Need It Now

1/10/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

  I was heartened when visiting with my good friend David Orr in Oberlin, Ohio recently to hear about the Oberlin Project.  Similar to the transformative Adam Joseph Lewis Center envisioned and implemented by Adam Lewis, David and many others, the […] Read more >

National Association of Evangelicals Releases Document on Climate Change and Impacts on the Poor

12/20/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

The National Association of Evangelicals released a new document on climate change’s impacts on the poor.  Loving the Least of These:  Addressing a Changing Environment covers the science of climate change, its impacts that are affecting everyone but that will […] Read more >

The Intangible Gift of Outdoor Time

12/15/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

One of the greatest gifts I received from my parents was not a tangible gift at all. It was a gift of an unquenchable curiosity about nature. Read more >

As Thousands Rally at White House, New Questions Surround Keystone XL

11/9/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

It was only Sunday that I joined 12,000 activists encircling the White House to ask President Obama to block the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline – but already, the landscape has changed. Read more >

Climate Deniers Champion Persecution, Not Proof

10/3/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

While we no longer literally burn scientists at the stake, they still face persecution for upsetting the apple cart. Read more >

Efficient Vehicles: A Better Way to Go

9/24/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

The Obama administration, a labor union and key auto manufacturers have joined with the state of California to reach a critical deal requiring passenger vehicles to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Read more >

Remembering Ray Anderson’s Legacy to Sustainability

8/18/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

It is with a heavy heart that I share that our colleague and friend, Ray Anderson, has passed away.  Ray served on the President’s Advisory Council at the National Wildlife Federation for many years and was both an astute businessman […] Read more >