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Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Cause Alarm in Ohio

1/13/2012 // By Rachel Neuenfeldt

In a state that has only seen 10 earthquakes larger than a magnitude 4.0 since 1776, large tremors are cause for alarm. Recently, Ohio has seen an increase in quakes linked to hydraulic fracturing that have people questioning the safety […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – November 18, 2011

11/18/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Bad Ballast Water Bill Threatens America’s Waters and Wildlife Nov. 15, 2011 – The House of Representatives […] 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 >

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Climate Capsule: Keeping it Cool and Clean

8/16/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Happy August Recess Climateers! If your office is as quiet as mine take a minute to watch this trailer for an amazing new film on Climate Refugees, and check out the website to find a screening near you. This week’s […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – August 12, 2011

8/12/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: DOE Panel Calls for Action to Address Natural Gas Drilling Impacts August 11 – The Secretary of […] Read more >

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Oh Deer! Energy Exploration Could Affect Wildlife Out West

8/10/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil and natural gas may be valuable resources out West, but so are the area’s wildlife and outdoor heritage. Increased energy exploration, however, could make certain species much harder to find. Mule deer, pronghorn antelopes, greater sage grouse, raptors and […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Drills, Spills, & Restoration Bills

4/26/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: One Year Later, What’s Working, and Who’s Not Quote: Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ), former EPA administrator Economic Story of the Week: NYC Studies Cost of Cutting 80 Percent GHGs Editorial of the […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: The Anniversary We’re Not Celebrating

4/19/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Congress may be in recess, but the climate never sleeps. Check out this week’s news: Highlight of the Week: Gulf Oil Disaster: One Year Into Recovery Quote: Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org Economic Story of the Week: Turning Brownfields into […] Read more >

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Gold Rush or Fool’s Gold?: Congress Discusses the Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling

4/12/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Striking a balance between public health, profit, and the environmental impacts of natural gas drilling is a debate that is drawing national attention. The development of the popular fossil fuel is a major economic gold rush for many states, creating […] Read more >

House and Senate Bills Offer a Breath of Fresh Air from Fossil Fuels

3/24/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are working to keep air and water clean and protect wildlife habitats and public health from the impacts of oil and gas drilling. Several bills in Congress aim to bring greater transparency to […] Read more >