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Climate change, pollution and mining: Moose pay the price

If we need evidence that our changing climate, polluted waterways, and mining on public lands directly impacts wildlife, consider the plight of moose. The majestic animal is struggling with disease …

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We Stand With Flint. Will You Join Us?

It began in April 2014, when an unelected, state-appointed emergency manager tried to cut costs by switching the city’s water source to the local Flint River. But the water from …

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The Plan: Decarbonize the Economy

The plan is an outgrowth of last December’s Paris Agreement, the first global commitment to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change by keeping average global temperature increase below …

The Flint River provided drinking water for over a year, corroding aging pipes and leaching lead into the drinking water. Photo by George Thomas/Flickr

City of Flint Needs Our Help

Amidst this Congressional inaction, the federal emergency declaration authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide resources and support for Flint expires on August 14, 2016. This means the state …

Algal blooms are a recurring problem in Florida. Here, algae coats a marina in 2012. Wikimedia photo.

Sportsmen To Congress: Protect America’s Everglades

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS

Vieques Wildlife Refuge Saved from Auction Block

A male greater sage-grouse struts his stuff to attract the females. Photo by Greg Bergquist, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Congress, Leave the Strutting to Sage-Grouse

Sandhill cranes in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Kate Miyamoto, USFWS

Birthday Gift Ideas for the National Wildlife Refuge System!

Here are a few ideas: Better fund the refuges Our public lands include more than 560 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts covering more than 150 million acres …

Browns Canyon. Photo by Bureau of Land Management

Congressional Inaction Fuels Frustration in the West

Thankfully, the armed standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is over. But make no mistake, the larger debate over the control and management of America’s public lands rages on. Many …

The London Mine in Colorado's South Park is an old inactive mine that is polluting a nearby creek. Photo by EcoFlight

Hardrock Mine Pollution: Environmental Hits Just Keep Coming

The fouling of the Animas and other rivers by 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from an old inactive gold mine in the Colorado mountains in August was dramatic and …

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