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The Clark Fork River runs through downtown Missoula, MT. photo credit: flickr/Bitterroot

Testifying for Wildlife and Climate Action

11/7/2013 // By Corey Shott

Earlier today, I testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Washington, DC  to provide input on the agency’s plans to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. I spoke before EPA not just as a policy advocate for National …

Atlantic puffins in Latrabjarg, Iceland

Help Curb Carbon from Coal

10/28/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for your input on a proposal to limit carbon pollution from new coal-fired power plants. Their proposal would stop any new power plant from being built unless it met strict carbon pollution …

Smoke stacks and exhaust. Flickr photo by Dave Sizer

Supreme Court Clears Way for Power Plant Climate Pollution Standards

10/15/2013 // By Jim Murphy

The Supreme Court cleared the path for EPA to move forward with updates to clean air standards that place meaningful limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest source of climate-disrupting carbon emissions in the United States.  The Supreme …


5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About the President’s Plan to Confront Climate Change

6/26/2013 // By Corey Shott

The evidence is clear—climate change is already having an impact on wildlife, transforming our communities and landscapes across America.  Drought and fires are ravaging our Western landscapes; floods and storms are wreaking havoc on coastal communities; and wildlife is caught …

Thanks Maine Senators Collins and King for Climate Vote

4/26/2013 // By Carol Oldham

Buried among the hundreds of budget votes that the Senate took were some grains of hope that Congress may get its head out of the sand on confronting climate change. Majorities of senators–including Senators King and Collins–voted to support key …

If the Keystone XL pipeline is constructed and tar sands development continues unchecked, some herds of Woodland Caribou could disappear in as little as 30 years. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Good and the Bad in the Senate Budget

3/25/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

On Friday, after 14 hours of a Senate procedure called — really — vote-a-rama, the Senate passed the budget resolution proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray last week. Over 500 amendments were proposed, and over 100 were considered. Since the …

Polar bear mother with yearling cubs. Photo credit: Susanne Miller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What Shrinking Ice Means for Polar Bear Cubs

2/4/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Right now in the dead of winter, polar bear moms in the Arctic are searching for food to make up for the calories that were lost during the fall—when record low ice meant that the start of their winter hunting season …

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Protecting Our National Treasures by Confronting Climate Change

1/30/2013 // By Corey Shott

Today, the National Wildlife Federation is releasing a major new report, Wildlife in a Warming World, outlining how climate change is threatening wildlife and ecosystems across the country. As someone with deep roots in the natural world — a proud Montanan whose …

A private oil shale test site in northwestern Colorado. Photo by David Ellenberger.

The Push for Oil Shale: News Ripped from Last Century’s Headlines

12/3/2012 // By Judith Kohler

There’s a saying in Colorado about the so-far-fruitless effort to tap the “Saudi Arabia” of oil shale in the region: “Oil shale: It’s the energy of the future… and always will be.” As documented by the Checks and Balances Project, …

Hand Turkey Holiday Card

Create A Hand Turkey Holiday Card!

11/20/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Get creative! Make your own Thanksgiving hand-turkey card to send to president Obama reminding him that now is the time to put in place strong limits on carbon pollution.  We can help make a Thanksgiving with one more thing to …