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A moose passes through Pierce Pond in Maine. South Portland's City Council this week showed that local communities can band together in powerful ways to stand up for themselves and their wildlife. Photo credit: Flickr user Michael Lepore.

Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big

The people of South Portland, Maine, made historic news last night. Based on overwhelming vocal public concern about the dangers of toxic tar sands to wildlife and the community, the …

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Obama Administration Announces Progress for Offshore Wind Power in New Jersey

Momentum continues to build on the journey toward realizing America’s offshore wind power potential. Today, Interior Secretary Jewell kicked off the leasing process for New Jersey’s 344,000 acre Wind Energy …

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Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern …

Along the propose route of KXL, spills could have endangered the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, the massive Ogallala aquifer, and the wildlife, like pallid sturgeon, sandhill and whooping Cranes, piping plovers, and other wildlife that live there. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

Scientists Call for Tar Sands Moratorium

In a pointed article in the prestigious journal Nature, eight scientists and economists call for a moratorium on new tar sands projects “unless developments are consistent with national and international commitments …

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Five Things to Know about the Tar Sands Threat to American Birds

Tar sands—a mixture of sand, clay and water from which a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum, called bitumen, can be extracted—underlie more than 54,000 square miles of northeastern …

This picture of a polar bear shaking off was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve Perry.

Good News for Polar Bears: Momentum Growing for Climate Action

Protecting the future of Arctic wildlife, from polar bears to seals and Arctic foxes, requires commitment to large-scale action—and recently, that’s exactly what we’ve been seeing from the White House. National …

Mountain lion sharpening claws at the Wildlife Prairie State Park.

Pipeline Spill in Los Angeles Neighborhood Another Stark Reminder It’s Time to End Oil Addiction

In what’s becoming all too common news, another oil pipeline burst last night, this time on the streets of Los Angeles, America’s second largest city.  Details are still emerging, but …

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

It’s Past Time for Strong Tar Sands Safety Regulations

On May 6, the federal agency responsible for protecting the public from pipeline oil spills quietly issued a notice intended to give a nudge for pipeline operators to do a …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tim Wolcott.

Tweet for Clean Water

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to restore protections for many of our nation’s most vulnerable wetlands and streams, and the EPA wants to tell you about it and hear what you have …

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A Growing Chorus to Protect Wildlife from Tar Sands in New England

The chorus of concern in New England over a likely tar sands pipeline project that would be devastating for wildlife just keeps getting louder.  On April 18, Republican Senator Kelly …

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