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Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good …

Vice President Joe Biden at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball (photo by NWF's Avelino Maestas)

Inauguration Renews Hope for Secure Climate Future

President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address today, making a strong case for continued action to cut carbon pollution: “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are …

I catch a breather near Gunsight Pass in Glacier National Park

Drilling Impacts on Public Lands Missing from Presidential Debate

A spirited exchange at this week’s Presidential debate centered around energy development on public lands, specifically oil and gas drilling.  Per usual, fact checkers immediately began investigating the claims by both Governor Romney …

My daughter and I fishing on Rock Creek

What Would Presidential Candidates Do To Protect America’s Public Lands?

Mitt Romney has launched Sportsmen for Romney, following Barack Obama’s Sportsmen for Obama effort. But will either campaign speak directly to the concerns of America’s outdoor enthusiasts? I called Land Tawney, the …

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Tom Brokaw: Why Haven’t Presidential Debates Discussed Climate Change?

Polar Bear Breaks Ice

One Day Left: Ask the Candidates About Climate Change

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Will Presidential Debates Keep Ducking Conservation?

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters?

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The Big Tell: Oil Prices Fall After Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Rejection

Why would President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline cause oil prices to FALL? You have to wonder what Big Oil is more worried about: That it won’t …

Keystone XL Legacy: More Tar Sands Pollution (image courtesy circleofblue.org)

Big Oil’s Pipeline Stunt Will Backfire (Updated)

12/22 Update:  Press reports indicate this afternoon that the House GOP will blink on the payroll tax bill and sign off on the version passed by a bi-partisan margin in the …

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