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Guest Post: It’s Still the Mighty River

5/19/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This post was written by Amanda Moore, NWF’s Coastal Louisiana Organizer in New Orleans. I have to admit, I was terrified to visit the overflowing banks of the Mighty Mississippi this week.  Not knowing what to expect (no one alive […] Read more >

via Flickr/GreenRon

Climate Capsule: Congress and Big Oil Battle It Out

5/17/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Oil Execs Cry “Un-American” Quote: Steve Torbit, Executive Director, National Wildlife Federation’s Rocky Mountain region Economic Story of the Week: Cutting Carbon to Cut Costs Editorial of the Week: Climate Change Denial Becomes […] Read more >

Oil rig, Cromarty Firth, djmacphotography.co.uk

Climate Capsule: Kids Sue While Congress Squabbles

5/10/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Showdown: Drill Bills vs. Billions in Tax Perks Quote: Ken Salazar, Interior Secretary Economic Story of the Week: Pain at the Pump, Who’s to Blame? Editorial of the Week: The Return of ‘Drill, […] Read more >

via Flickr, Marshall Astor

Big Breaks for Big Oil, Big Dealbreaker

5/3/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Big profits for Big Oil Quote: House Speaker John Boehner Economic Story of the Week: Baucus takes on Tax Breaks Editorial of the Week: End the tax giveaways for oil companies FTC to […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Drills, Spills, & Restoration Bills

4/26/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: One Year Later, What’s Working, and Who’s Not Quote: Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ), former EPA administrator Economic Story of the Week: NYC Studies Cost of Cutting 80 Percent GHGs Editorial of the […] Read more >

Pika, via Jon Noad/NWF

Endangered Easter Bunnies??

4/22/2011 // By Amanda Stone

While I’m not one to despoil the fantasies of children by pointing out this weekend’s spokesbunny doesn’t exist, there is a very real threat that the American pika, the mountain bunny of the Rockies, could soon become a figment of […] Read more >

NWF Staff Photo

Climate Capsule: The Anniversary We’re Not Celebrating

4/19/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Congress may be in recess, but the climate never sleeps. Check out this week’s news: Highlight of the Week: Gulf Oil Disaster: One Year Into Recovery Quote: Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org Economic Story of the Week: Turning Brownfields into […] Read more >

whooping crane

Play Outside at Patuxent

4/13/2011 // By Amanda Stone

The sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and the birds are singing their come-hither spring fever tunes, even the endangered ones. It’s just another day at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Research Refuge. In honor of 75 years of […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act, EPA escape sneak attacks

4/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act in the Clear…For Now Quote: Jeremy Symons, NWF Senior VP of Conservation & Education Economic Story of the Week: Wyden calls for FTC investigation of Pipeline Editorial of the Week: […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Riding the Budget Wave

4/5/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Hello Capsule readers! In addition to the wind, rain, and cherry blossom pollen, there’s tension in the air this week as questions abound. Will certain Congressmen keep trying to attach riders that destroy our environmental protections to the budget bill? […] Read more >