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Nebraskans give TransCanada the CornFinger (Photo: Nic Callero, NWF)

Nebraska gives TransCanada the CornFinger

9/27/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

As a born and raised Iowan, I can’t say I’ve always thought fondly of my neighbors to the west.  Corn jokes aside, I am anticipating the new Big 10 match up between my Hawkeyes and the Huskers the fall. Without a doubt, …

Protesters line sidewalk after being turned away from State Department meeting parking lot by Americans for Prosperity.

Koch Brothers Interfere At Keystone XL Public Meeting

9/27/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

Yesterday, the State Department kicked off the final round of public meetings on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Kansas, the home state of the billionaire industrialist brothers, Charles and David Koch. The Koch brothers are notorious for funding …

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Oilies sink to a new low: “Ethical” tar sands

9/7/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The oil industry is notorious for putting profits above honesty, but if you needed a reminder just view the ad below (or don’t, if you don’t like being outraged). It’s a pitch for “ethical oil” from Alberta’s tar sands, which …

Stop the Pipeline!

9/3/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Tar Sands Action! Today marked the final day of the tar sands pipeline protest as a surge of Americans joined outside the White House in a historic effort to urge President Obama to stand up to big oil and deny …

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Climate Capsule: The Dog Days Are Done?

8/30/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Despite Flawed Review, Tar Sands Pipeline Receives Temporary Rubber Stamp Quote: Mitt Romney Economic Story of the Week: Cleantech Taking Off Editorial of the Week: Irene Strikes a Nation Seemingly Content to Worry …

Two Labor Unions Oppose Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline And Outline Better Alternatives

8/19/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

“We call on the State Department NOT to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline or to take any actions that lead to the further extraction of Tar Sands oil from Alberta, Canada,” said the presidents of the Amalgamated …

Jobs Claims For Keystone XL Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

8/18/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

Canadian oil giants are trading on Americans’ insecurity about the U.S. economy to sell us their risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Their job claims amount to little more than snake oil and won’t cure what ails our economy. Today, …

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Spirit Bear: The Return of An Elusive Icon

8/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

To the Gitga’at First Nation and the Kitasoo/Xai’xais of Canada it has been taboo to hunt or even speak the name of the elusive spirit bear, or Kermode, for many generations. Neither albino nor polar bear, the vanilla-colored bear is …

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Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

8/1/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: NWF Activists Advocate for Clean Air & Public Lands Over 630,000 mercury postcards were delivered to the EPA in Boston, MA last week! The event was held at the Environmental Protection Agency’s office in Boston. “This tremendous response …

Weekly News Roundup – July 29, 2011

7/29/2011 // 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: New Fuel Efficiency Rules a Win for Wildlife, Consumers, Economy July 28 – President Obama has unveiled …