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Climate Takes Front Seat at Interior Dept.

9/14/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued a secretarial order launching a new strategy to address the current and future impacts of climate on America’s wildlife and natural resources. This is pretty big news considering that the Department of […] Read more >

New Office at Interior Department Will Engage and Employ Youth

4/29/2009 // By NWF

Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar formally announced the creation of an Office of Youth within the Interior Department to create and manage programs that are intended to get youth working outside again. “The new office will build our […] Read more >

Just One Week Left To Speak Up For The Endangered Species Act!

10/9/2008 // By Julia Marden

Recent news from Hawaii reported that the federal government has identified 48 species on the island of Kauai to add to the endangered species list. According to the U.S. Secretary of Interior, imperiled ecosystems on the island make the future […] Read more >

Polar Bear “Threatened” Listing Comes with Strings Attached

5/14/2008 // By Miles Grant

Today the Department of the Interior announced it would list the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, the decision came with administrative guidance — better known as strings attached. Despite its own admission […] Read more >

Offshore Drilling Debate Heats Up,Global Warming Put on the Back Burner

5/19/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Chalk up a few victories yesterday in the U.S. House. Your representatives voted on a number of conservation-themed amendments as a part of the Department of Interior spending bill. One of these amendments that passed sent a strong message to […] Read more >