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Service technician with a tablet at the Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm (UK). Photo: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin

A Big Week for Offshore Wind Power!

Progress on offshore wind power in three Northeast states last week calls for a news round-up: Massachusetts Last Thursday, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a State House briefing on offshore wind power with …

International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the …

National Wildlife Week: Bronx Guild High Boasts New York City’s Largest Orchard

One great way to engage multiple generations to live together with wildlife is to support multidisciplinary environmental education in schools, through great programs like Eco Schools USA. One of the …

Across the Atlantic, offshore wind has been advancing for more than 20 years... it's time for the US to catch up! (photo: London Array)

Energy Announcement on Long Island Indicates We Have a Long Way to Go

A long-awaited clean energy announcement on Long Island yesterday missed a major opportunity finally bring New York’s massive offshore wind power resource online. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) committed to purchasing …

The proposed site of Deepwater ONE (credit: Deepwater Wind)

Offshore Wind Power Already Creating Local Jobs, Commits to Creating Hundreds More

Deepwater ONE, an offshore wind power project to be built 30 miles east of Montauk, can send 200 MW of its home-grown clean energy to Long Island. But first, Governor …

NWF's Catherine Bowes at yesterday's rally on Long Island

Political Pressure Mounting for New York Offshore Wind Power

New York has a long way to go in ramping up clean energy, but fortunately there is a massive, untapped source of carbon-free power available right off our shores.

Wind Turbine

New York’s Next Superhero? An Offshore Wind Farm

The best sail of my life took place off the eastern end of Long Island. Upon learning that the winds off of New York’s coast present some of the most …

Construction of a Danish wind farm in the Baltic Sea (flickr/Bilfinger)

Wind Energy Needs Us to Master its Parts, their Sum, and the Whole – Luckily, We Can

“We want to do more … but there are real limits to what a state can do.” I recently attended a Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar in New York …

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

I grew up watching movies set in New York City, so I have many pre-conceived images of life there. A peaceful garden on top of a school was not one of …

Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, …

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