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Increasing temperatures continue to impact the Rocky Mountain pika population (photo: Flickr user Daniele Colombo)

Climate Change Makes Its Way into the Federal Budget Process

4/29/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

The Senate is currently in full swing debating the budget plans that were adopted in March. On April 15th the Senate voted on a series of Democratic priorities which will go to a budget conference committee as the next step …

Red knots feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. Photo by Greg Breese, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Saving the Beach to Save the Red Knot

4/17/2015 // By Grant LaRouche

For some, New Jersey is paved, industrial, and polluted, but for the red knot, New Jersey is life or death. Each year the red knot makes an awe-inspiring migration of 9,000 miles from the Arctic to the southern tip of …

Wood bison are threatened by tar sands extraction.  Photo Credit USFWS.

Canada Fails to Protect Wood Bison Herd from Tar Sands

4/14/2015 // By Jim Murphy

As we await the President’s anticipated rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, new information on iconic wood bison further demonstrates how tar sands oil harms wildlife every step of the way. In the productive habitat of Northern Alberta in Canada, the Athabasca …

Credit: James "Newt" Perdue / USFWS

Small but Mighty: Streams and Wetlands that Matter

4/13/2015 // By Tori Leach

Marshes, wetlands, intermittent streams, and even some lakes fill from rainwater or snowmelt then empty through evaporation—coming and going throughout the year. These small but mighty habitats filter out pollution, ease the effects of flooding, and provide water for wildlife …

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The Department of Energy’s New Vision on Wind Power

4/2/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

The future of the U.S. energy supply is looking blustery – and that’s a good thing! On March 12th, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report titled Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United …

Browns Canyon Success! Five Species Whose Home is Now Permanently Protected

2/16/2015 // By Jennifer Janssen

Stunning and wild. Best white-water rafting in the country. Paradise for people and wildlife alike. This is Colorado’s Browns Canyon, America’s newest national monument. Located about 130 miles southwest of Denver, Browns Canyon is a unique ecosystem that provides outstanding …

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Why Chicks Need Potholes

2/6/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

I find this strange to say, but I want more potholes. Not the failure-of-asphalt kind that wreak havoc with cars. I want more of the kind Mother Nature makes, the ones that beautiful shorebirds like the American Avocet use to …

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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

1/26/2015 // By Bentley Johnson

As the Northeast prepares for Arctic-like weather  this week, the Obama administration took a big step toward permanent protection of the incredible Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Arctic Refuge is wild, spectacular, and it belongs to all Americans. The Refuge’s Coastal Plain …

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New Methane Rule: Good News for Wildlife

1/16/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

On Wednesday the Obama Administration announced a significant new step in reducing methane pollution. The President’s goal is to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025. Methane regulation is the next step in the President’s Climate Action …

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Five Species that will be Forever Harmed by Keystone XL

1/16/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

There are many compelling reasons to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. But the most immediate reason to say NO to Keystone? Wildlife already at risk will suffer catastrophic losses if this pipeline project moves forward.