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A golden opportunity for the golden-winged warbler

Weighing less than two nickels, a golden-winged warbler flies south from the Appalachian Mountains to winter in a shade-grown coffee plantation of Central America. Every day, an increasingly rare species …


Wildlife Alert: Is Your Member of Congress on The List?

If you like wildlife, and if you care that we protect America’s wildlife for generations to come, then make sure your Member of Congress is on The List – specifically, …

The Unknown Story of the Mighty Muskoxen

Muskox, just say it out loud…muskox. In addition to being one of the greatest words (subjectively) to speak in the English language, it’s also a large arctic mammal known for …

What Went Wrong with the Farm Bill?

After the Senate easily passed a Farm Bill earlier in June, many thought the House of Representatives had the votes in the bag to pass their own version. For 2 …

Efficient Vehicles: A Better Way to Go

Capps Amendment Protects People and Wildlife from Harmful Mercury Pollution

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

Dirty Water: A Theme Song for Congress

Recently, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2018, the Dirty Water Act, which completely trashes the protections of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, this is just one of many attacks …

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water

More evidence that Congress lives in an alternate universe: they still think offshore oil rigs are no place for regulators. Basic common sense says that if you want to increase …

Gulf spill side effect: Amnesia

The politics around offshore drilling have taken a turn for the crazy.  Last month, while the rest of the country was marking the one-year memorial of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, …

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