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Atlanta’s Earth Tomorrow Teens Take their Voices to Georgia Lawmakers

4/20/2011 // By Na'Taki Osborne Jelks

In early April, over 50 Earth Tomorrow leaders from the Atlanta City and DeKalb County Schools converged on the Georgia State Capitol for the 6th Earth Tomorrow Day at the State Capitol and Georgia Legislative Field Study. While at the […] Read more >

Carla Howard and Marc Littlejohn of NWF gathered to celebrate the National Urban League's achievements and to recognize members of Congress. (Photo Credit: Mia Fields-Hall)

National Urban League’s 8th Annual Legislative Policy Conference and the State of Black America

4/18/2011 // By Marc Littlejohn

The National Urban League held its 8th Annual Legislative Policy Conference. National (youth, civil rights, etc.) leaders, including those from the National Wildlife Federation, gathered in our nation’s capital to discusses solutions to challenges affecting diverse communities around the country. […] Read more >

African-American Landowners in the Southeast Grow Networks and Longleaf Pines!

4/14/2011 // By Amadou Diop

On Saturday March 26, 2011, NWF hosted a landowners’ workshop and field day in southwest Georgia.  “Field days” are a common way to share what farming strategies have been working on the land. A typical gathering place for minority landowners […] Read more >

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Invisible Dangers, Visible Opportunity

4/11/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new proposed limits on toxic pollutants including mercury, arsenic, dioxin, acid rain and several others that make their way from our nation’s coal-burning power plants into our lakes, rivers, and habitats, threatening our […] Read more >

Polluters Insist on More Mountaintop Mining Pollution in Exchange for Budget Deal

4/8/2011 // By Felice Stadler

Outrageous. Instead of getting serious about settling the budget crisis before a government shutdown, comfortable politicians are sitting in Washington, DC and threatening to undermine all the work being done to protect Central Appalachia as a favor to polluters. Specifically, […] Read more >

Everyone Wants Clean Air, Especially Latinos

4/4/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

It’s no mystery that clean air is good for all – who honestly wants more mercury, smog, arsenic, and other nasty toxics and metals invading their communities and wreaking havoc on their health? Is there such a thing as too much clean […] Read more >

Taking a Visit to the Other West Virginia, Where the Mountains No Longer Stand

4/1/2011 // By Felice Stadler

I’ve lived in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years, and having the beautiful mountains of West Virginia so close to my backyard has been a saving grace. How quickly you can find yourself lost in a mountain laurel […] Read more >

Activist and Executive Director of Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke stands in front of one of the monstrous loads of machinery.

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 2 of 2)

3/29/2011 // By Nellis Kennedy-Howard

For those who do not live close enough to the tar sands to see the immediate impacts, the tar sands still have an effect on you. How? The tar sands present a major source of pollution Read more >

The Boreal Forest in Alberta Canada

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 1 of 2)

3/24/2011 // By Nellis Kennedy-Howard

People around the globe value the Boreal forest in Alberta, Canada for a number of reasons. For one, the forest represents ¼ of the earth’s remaining intact forest, but it is under attack from Big Oil. Read more >

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Toxic Mercury: It’s What’s for Dinner

3/16/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

Mercury and other dangerous air pollutants have long been connected to extreme health problems such as brain damage, learning disabilities, birth defects, heart disease, cancer and even premature death. As many as 1 in 6 American women of childbearing age […] Read more >