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Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities Abound. And Where Did Earth Day Come from Anyway?

4/20/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Wondering how to get involved for Earth Day and Earth Week? Or, wondering how Earth Day got its start? After volunteering with Duwamish Alive! this weekend to eradicate blackberries and restore the Brandon Street Natural Area, I began to wonder, just […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act, EPA escape sneak attacks

4/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act in the Clear…For Now Quote: Jeremy Symons, NWF Senior VP of Conservation & Education Economic Story of the Week: Wyden calls for FTC investigation of Pipeline Editorial of the Week: […] Read more >

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Invisible Dangers, Visible Opportunity

4/11/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new proposed limits on toxic pollutants including mercury, arsenic, dioxin, acid rain and several others that make their way from our nation’s coal-burning power plants into our lakes, rivers, and habitats, threatening our […] Read more >

Coal-fired power plant on Potomac River in Alexandria, VA (by NWF's Miles Grant)

Government Shutdown = Polluter Holiday?

4/8/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

As the budget battle continues, little attention is being paid to what a federal government shutdown might mean for safety of our air, water and land if government employees are forced home. Read more >

Bald eagle by Andrew Nicholson.

Share the Facts: Wildlife Impacts of Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

4/7/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Right now, our nation’s most important conservation laws — including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act — are under attack in the federal budget bill (also known as the Continuing Resolution) that Congress is expected […] Read more >

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Polluters Lose in Clean Air Act Attack

4/6/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Today, attempts to rollback parts of the Clean Air Act that direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address carbon pollution failed in the Senate. In a game of political hide-and-seek, varying polluter interests attempted to highjack a bill (S. 493) […] Read more >

Wednesday – House and Senate Attack Clean Air – Take Action!

4/6/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on a series of polluter-backed amendments to the Clean Air Act. While the details differ, all these amendments have one thing in common – they aim to block or eliminate parts of the […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Riding the Budget Wave

4/5/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Hello Capsule readers! In addition to the wind, rain, and cherry blossom pollen, there’s tension in the air this week as questions abound. Will certain Congressmen keep trying to attach riders that destroy our environmental protections to the budget bill? […] Read more >

Everyone Wants Clean Air, Especially Latinos

4/4/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

It’s no mystery that clean air is good for all – who honestly wants more mercury, smog, arsenic, and other nasty toxics and metals invading their communities and wreaking havoc on their health? Is there such a thing as too much clean […] Read more >

April Fool's

It’s April Fool’s Day, and the Joke’s On Us

4/1/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

When it comes to the environment, water pollution is the issue Americans worry about the most. Unfortunately, members of Congress are making light of those fears just in time for April Fool’s Day. The amendments and riders attached to the […] Read more >