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Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

11/22/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

Washington, DC got a rare sight this week — Arctic wildlife walking through our nation’s capitol.  If you were stuck in construction traffic on Constitution Avenue you may have caught sight of an Arctic Tern, a sandpiper, and yes, even […] Read more >

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One Week Left to Be Heard: Save The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

11/8/2011 // By Megan Miraglia

The Alaskan Arctic is a place most people only dream about. Endless daylight alternates with constant, freezing night. The Northern Lights illuminate wilderness rivers flowing from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears, caribou, moose, grizzlies, Arctic fox, […] Read more >

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Get Outside for National Wildlife Refuge Week

10/13/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

This week (October 9-15) is National Wildlife Refuge Week, commemorated for the first time by the Senate in a historic resolution last year and officially recognized this year. First initiated under President Bill Clinton, Refuge Week is a celebration of […] Read more >

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Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part One: Polar Bears

8/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Polar bears may be Arctic icons, but even their animal rock-star status can’t always sway Congress to protect wildlife. Global warming is melting habitat the big white bears depend on to survive, but recent and upcoming votes by the nation’s […] Read more >

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Why Big Oil is Declaring War on Polar Bears – And How You Can Help Fight Back

8/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

It’s happening again – Big Oil is using deceptive tactics to confuse the public about climate science. And this time, the attack threatens polar bears. Read more >

Latest Murkowski Drill Bill Won’t Protect Arctic Refuge

5/24/2011 // By Pat Lavin

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced another Arctic Refuge directional drill bill that she claims “should silence any potential controversy over ANWR development.”  Here’s how the controversy would be silenced: Allow intrusive seismic testing and surface exploration activities with no mandatory seasonal […] Read more >

The Upside-Down, Post-Deepwater Horizon World

4/22/2011 // By Pat Lavin

Historically, environmental disasters have tended to prompt introspection, learning and some level of commitment to do a better job in the future. When an oil blowout blackened the waters near Santa Barbara in 1969, the nation galvanized in its support […] Read more >

Shape the Future of the National Wildlife Refuge System

4/21/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

The National Wildlife Refuge System is unique in that there is a Refuge within an hour’s drive of most major U.S. cities in every state, all set aside specifically to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. In fact, the system’s […] Read more >

Extreme flooding near Nashville, Tennessee in May 2010.

Climate Change Was Costly in 2010

3/4/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Climate change impacts our cities, natural resources and wildlife. It can be daunting, however, to calculate the exact impact climate change has on our wallets. A new report by insurance company Munich Re has done just that. The report indicates […] Read more >

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A Non-Hotspot Approach to Choosing Where to Help Wildlife

1/7/2011 // By John Kostyack

Maybe looking to your constituents on what resources they value most, rather than identifying biodiversity hotspots, is the way to choose conservation priorities. Read more >