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California Drought Spurs Dangerous Attack on Endangered Species Act

2/4/2014 // By Beth Pratt

Right now, all anyone can talk about in California is the drought. Our snowpack is at 12 percent of normal levels, our reservoirs resemble drained bathtubs, and our rivers are slowing to a trickle in places. While few seem ready […] Read more >

Pilots with EcoFlight, an advocacy and education nonprofit, get a bird's-eye view of flooded oil and gas fields on Colorado's eastern plains. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight.

UPDATED:Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves Behind Devastation, Pollution

9/19/2013 // By Judith Kohler

There’s the devastation that we know has been unleashed by Colorado’s rains of  ”of biblical proportions”—eight people presumed dead; about 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged; and numerous roads and bridges across a broad swath of northeastern Colorado washed […] Read more >

Warmer water and erosion from wildfires are threatening fisheries in the Rockies. Photo by Lew Carpenter

The Wests’ New Norm: A Nearly Neverending Wildfire Season

6/14/2013 // By Judith Kohler

This Rocky  Mountain summer is shaping up to be a lot like last summer — hot, dry, fiery. And it’s not even officially summer yet. A wildfire driven by drought, wind and record-breaking heat has killed two people, destroyed an estimated 360 […] Read more >

Much of broadcast news today is junk food with too much candy and spice, and too little fruits and vegetables.

What’s Not Making the News

8/13/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

As a boy living in Pittsburgh, I watched KDKA, one of the world’s first commercial television stations, and WQED, the nation’s first community-sponsored public television station, on my family’s Crosley black-and-white television. I must say that, with only a 10-inch […] Read more >

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Drought and the Climate Change Freeloaders

8/7/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

By now our news media has probably made you aware of the historic drought that is gripping the country. Almost 80 percent of the nation’s agricultural land is experiencing drought conditions not seen since the 1950′s. In mid-July, the U.S. […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – August 3, 2012

8/3/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Disaster Assistance Bill’s Cuts to Conservation Are Short-Sighted August 1 – The House of Representatives is expected to vote […] Read more >

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Climate Change Becoming A Broken Record

7/9/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Just today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its report on U.S. climate highlights for June.  The following are some key findings taken directly from the summary: The January-June period was the warmest first half of any year on record […] Read more >

Windmill in Roscoe, Texas. Source: Flickr (jcwade)

Finding Hope in a Texas Wind Farm

4/26/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Many days it’s rather depressing to be a climate scientist.  It can be hard to keep a positive outlook when we seem to be on a trajectory toward more and more severe impacts. But, every so often, I get to […] Read more >

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Living at the Center of the Bulls Eye: Drought, Heat, and Wildfire Ravage Abilene, Texas

10/20/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

It’s been a hot and dry year for people living in Abilene, TX, and the surrounding West Texas countryside. The region was scorched during its hottest summer on record, from June to July.  At a record-setting 80 days with temperatures […] Read more >

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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

9/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the family to go to the mattresses!  Texas drought you better […] Read more >

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