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This Coal-Train is no Jazz Saxophonist

9/23/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Coal is a dirty business. This was made abundantly clear to me just last week as I was enjoying the view from my living room window. I was startled to see a very long coal train winding its way north […] Read more >

Outdoor Nation Ambassador Juan Herrera tells his story (photo by Marine Jaouen, NWF)

“I Would Be Dead” Without The Colorado Flatirons: Great Outdoors as Lifeline

9/23/2011 // By Max Greenberg

The centerpiece of yesterday’s Outdoors Alliance for Kids-hosted briefing on reconnecting Americans with the outdoors may have been the announcement that Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) will introduce Senate and House versions of the Healthy Kids […] Read more >

Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) announces his partnership with Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)

“This Isn’t a Partisan Issue”: Sen. Udall, Rep. Kind Make the Case for Healthy Kids Outdoors

9/22/2011 // By Max Greenberg

At a congressional briefing today on the benefits of reconnecting Americans with the outdoors, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) announced their intention to introduce Senate and House versions of the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act (HKOA) sometime […] Read more >

Reasons to Get Outdoors (While I’m Stuck Inside)

9/22/2011 // By Max Greenberg

So here I am, wearing a tie and being all professional-like. Sitting in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, gearing up for work. I’m years removed from real youth, stuck in 9-to-5 grind mode. But today, my spirit […] Read more >

Tar balls in Bay Jimmy

Eyewitness Account: Oil Still Soaking Gulf Coast

9/21/2011 // By Maura Wood

It seemed odd to be heading out of the Myrtle Grove Marina on a beautiful day looking for oil. The Deepwater Horizon well was capped over a year ago. BP is trying to wrap up their clean-up operations, tell us it’s all […] Read more >

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Obama Delaying Action on Carbon Pollution: Quite Damaging

9/21/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Power plants are the nation’s single largest source of climate change causing air pollution pumping roughly 2.4B tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year.  Setting standards to limit this air pollution are critically needed to tackle the climate […] Read more >

No Fracking Way: Protecting Our Public Lands, Wild Places and Wildlife

9/21/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Great Outdoors America Week is September 19 -22 this year, but every day is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of our public lands, wild places and wildlife. George Washington National Forest, which stretches from Virginia to West Virginia, is […] Read more >

Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

No More Delays on Climate Action, Enviro CEOs tell White House

9/20/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency said it was delaying release of  proposed new standards to rein in global warming pollution from new and existing power plants, 19 environmental leaders wrote President Barack Obama today urging a […] Read more >

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Climate Change and Hurricanes: Not Just a Concern for Coastal Communities

9/15/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

The 2011 hurricane season may well be remembered most for flooding along the eastern seaboard, especially from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The impacts were felt in places that typically don’t have to worry about hurricanes. That’s because some […] Read more >

New York Takes Major Step Forward on Offshore Wind

9/15/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

NWF, Environmental groups praise Governor Cuomo for restarting process to bring clean energy ashore New York’s leading environmental organizations and the National Wildlife Federation applauded Governor Cuomo today for taking action to restart the process for pursuing offshore wind energy. […] Read more >