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Snowy Owl – A Connection to the Far North (and the Perils of Keystone XL)

2/6/2014 // By Larry Schweiger

In Washington these days, the idea that we can build the 35 million-gallons-per-day Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline and suffer no ill consequences is treated as serious thinking. But a visitor rarely seen in DC has given our nation’s …

The loss of boreal forest habitat from tar sands development puts the survival of thousands of Alberta woodland caribou at risk.

We Can Win This

2/5/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach

With the State Department’s release of the FSEIS last Friday I’m feeling more optimistic than ever that Secretary Kerry and President Obama will choose the moral high ground and deny the Keystone XL pipeline.  Despite some of the headlines you …

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

President Now Has Information Needed to Deny Keystone XL

1/31/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Today, the State Department released its long awaited environmental review of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.  The State Department’s report for the first time acknowledges that the Keystone XL pipeline has significant climate impacts, and could cause …

The Need to Get It Right on Climate Change

1/29/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Call me an optimist.  Despite dire warnings about the future of our winters (or lack thereof), I have spent the last couple years teaching my young children to ski—a joy that has made winters a time to relish, not dread.  …

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NWF Rallies Against Keystone XL Before State of the Union

1/28/2014 // By Samantha Lockhart

I just got back from a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol against the Keystone XL pipeline. National Wildlife Federation joined partner groups like 350.org and CREDO Action in chanting and marching against the proposed pipeline which would pump toxic …

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

1/28/2014 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good news because there’s a range of conservation issues on which …

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Weekly News Roundup- January 24, 2014

1/24/2014 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? A Whale of a Problem: More Pilot Whales Stranded in Florida Dear Ranger Rick: Funniest Moments in “Dear Ranger Rick” History Climate Change: Senate Steps Up for Climate   National Wildlife Federation …

Train carrying crude oil from ND wrecks & spills into wetlands in AL, Nov. 2013 (Flickr: Public Herald/John Wathen)

2013 Was Historically Awful For U.S. Oil Train Disasters

1/21/2014 // By Miles Grant

How much crude oil did trains spill across America in 2013? More than had been spilled in TOTAL in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills, reports McClatchy’s Curtis Tate: Including major derailments …

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Weekly News Roundup- January 17, 2014

1/17/2014 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Coal Disaster: Coal train derails and spills into stream in British Columbia. Clean Water or Bust! Tribes demand responsible mining and clean Water. Follow the Trek! Day 2 of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline …

An oil transport train travels through Bad Rock Canyon, Montana, just west of Columbia Falls. Flickr photo by Roy Luck.

Don’t Accept False Choices, the Right Choice is Denying Keystone XL

1/9/2014 // By Jim Murphy

The recent collision and explosion of oil rail cars in North Dakota followed by the evacuation and fire aboard on oil train in New Brunswick, have again highlighted the extreme dangers of transporting oil. These accidents are just a few …

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