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An Orca breaches near Washington State's San Juan Islands (photo: TheGirlsNY/flickr.com)

Continuing the Fight to Save Orcas in the Pacific Northwest

8/29/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Today, less than 90 orcas live in Puget Sound.  Known as Southern Resident Orcas, these cetaceans rely on salmon and other fish for their primary source of food.  The population is not stable, dipping down by 30% over the last […] Read more >

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

8/29/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the Pacific shoreline.  It made my afternoon — sparkling deep blue […] Read more >

The Natural Resource Council of Maine, NWF's state affiliate, is making it no secret that global warming is no good for lobsters. Learn more: 
www.nrcm.org/KeepMaineLobstersCool

Media Ignores Climate as Lobsters Feel the Heat

8/21/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

As threats to lobsters associated with warming ocean temperatures creep northward into Maine, the Associated Press has crept away from reporting on the climate change, despite evidence that rising seawater temperatures threaten lobsters. The impact of climate change to lobster […] Read more >

Sockeye Salmon by Dan Bennett

As Fish Die in Alaska Heat, Media Ignores Climate Tie

8/7/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Last week, Reuters reported thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout are dying as a result of record-setting heat wave. But the real shock of the story comes in realizing the Reuters story never once mentioned that climate change is driving […] Read more >

Polar bear in Churchill - Alex Berger - Flickr

Climate Progress Amid Billionaire Polluter Attacks

8/3/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Recent reports have uncovered the vast scope of the climate-denial efforts that Charles and David Koch are funding. The “Koch Brothers” are spending tens of millions of dollars to block climate change legislation—funneling money into non-profits, foundations, and political organizations that […] Read more >

The "I Will #ActOnClimate bus is touring the U.S.

Catch the “I Will Act on Climate” Tour in Great Lakes

8/3/2013 // By Frank Szollosi

As August rolls in, so does the “I Will #ActOnClimate” bus tour into the Great Lakes. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the Great Lakes and treasured ecosystems across the country. Carbon pollution was just measured at the highest levels in […] Read more >

Bison and calf by Dick Forehand

Public Responds, Bison Aren’t A “Creeping Cancer”

5/17/2013 // By Garrit Voggesser

Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the effort to return wild bison to tribal lands would be stopped just as it was gaining ground. It looked like the dreams that culminated in the release of more than 60 […] Read more >

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Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!

4/5/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened subspecies of the American black bear, and is found in […] Read more >

Northwest Governors Call on White House to Get Tough on Coal Exports

3/26/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest blog post by Michael O’Leary. More coal burning means more mercury pollution, more acidification, more climate change, and more habitat loss. With plummeting domestic coal consumption leaving coal companies desperate to find new pathways to new markets, the last […] Read more >

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Hold Your Senators Accountable on their Dirty Oil Vote

3/25/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

On Friday, the U.S. Senate passed Senator Hoeven’s amendment 62-37, a non-binding amendment that expresses support for building the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline–despite the projects’ devastating impacts on the climate crisis and wildlife including woodland caribou. While the […] Read more >