Clean Water Act

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. …

Weekly News Roundup- May 3, 2013

  |   May 3, 2013

  National Wildlife Federation Announces Young Reporters for the Environment USA Winners May 3– The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the U.S. host of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program, announces …

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Honoring the River

Everyone knows that mining can be a dirty business, but it turns out that mines are particularly bad news for tribal communities. For more than a century, American Indians and …

A small cascade near The Basin, along the Pemigewasset River in Franconia Notch State Park. Photo by Avelino Maestas.

Time to Protect Our Streams and Wetlands

A new water study released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that 55 percent of our nation’s waterways are in poor condition for aquatic species. The report stated that …

Rally to Hold BP Accountable

Memo to BP: End the Blame Game, Restore the Gulf

It took BP 87 days to cap the well gushing from a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, in an area known as the Macondo prospect. For months, BP shirked …

Anchor-handling tugboats battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

For Gulf Restoration, Every Dollar Counts

This weekend I had the opportunity to discuss what BP might face at trial for the Gulf oil disaster with some eloquent thought leaders, including Tulane political science professor and …

An oiled brown pelican floats in the Gulf during the height of the 2010 oil spill. Photo credit:  Louisiana Governor's office.

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill Trial 101: A Primer

This week was the start of the Deepwater Horizon disaster trial. Remember the start of the disaster itself? Initially, BP was downplaying, denying, and hiding the awful truth: that crude …

Image: Flickr/jroldenettel

Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. …

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

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 …

Piping plover

A Brighter Future for Wildlife

Americans gave hope for a brighter future for wildlife by electing a President and Senate-majority who acknowledge the unfolding climate crisis, and have stated their intentions to lead America towards …

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