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Orca whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. Photo donated by Katie Jones.

Today is a Big Day for Washington Wildlife

It’s a BIG DAY! We can make a big difference to protect Washington’s wildlife and get more kids outdoors with nature through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG online giving event—happening today …

Otter Creek Valley. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky.

Yet Another Delay for the Largest Proposed Coal Mine in the Country

Arch Coal can’t catch a break. Yesterday the Billings Gazette reported that Arch Coal had to write off a $57.7 million loss on their DKRW Advanced Fuels’ coal gasification project …

Weekly News Roundup: Gulf Wildlife Still in Peril and More

Wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still suffering from the BP Oil Disaster, according to a report released this week by National Wildlife Federation. Dolphins, sea turtles and corals …

The golden eagle is one of the species threatened by coal mining in the west. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Doug Pfeil.

The Carbon Impact of Coal Exports

This week, NWF released an issue brief entitled “Accounting for Carbon Pollution from Coal Mining on Federal Lands” which looks at the overall carbon impact of the coal being leased …

Weekly News Roundup: Lemurs are Threatened with Extinction and More

Lemurs: Big-eyes Wonders Threatened with Extinction Today, the movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will open in IMAX 3D theaters. Take a second and learn some fun facts about Lemurs while treating yourself to …

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Will Coal Exports Hurt Salmon and Orcas in the Coming Years?

Chinook salmon are expected to return in record numbers this month up the Columbia River, a good sign of the effective conservation measures that government, businesses and organizations have taken since …

Northwestern Colorado is home to oil shale deposits and some of the country's argest mule deer herds. Photo by Steve Torbit

This Valentine’s Day Help Us Save Otter Creek Valley For Montana’s Wildlife

The Otter Creek Valley in southeastern Montana is threatened by the largest proposed coal mine in the country. Arch Coal wants to mine 1.3 billion tons of coal from this …

River otters are found in many North Carolina rivers. Photo via USFWS

Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina Endangers Wildlife

Thousands of North Carolina residents living around the Dan River woke up last week to a disaster in their backyard. Millions of gallons of sludge from a retired Duke Energy …

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The Great Coal Giveaway: BLM Coal Leasing Program Fundamentally Broken

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, released a long awaited report that confirmed what we already knew: the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) coal leasing program …

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Dirty Business: Congress Seeks To Export U.S. Fossil Fuels and Carbon Pollution

In another shameless attempt to undermine sound climate policy and keep the pedal to the metal on dirty fuel production, House Congressional members snuck a provision into the Omnibus Appropriations …

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