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Searching for Signs of Winter

2/2/2016 // By Melissa Gaydos

To many New Englanders, winter is defined in inches – inches of snow that is. By that account, you wouldn’t be surprised that winter has so far come as a disappointment to many, but especially to winter sport enthusiasts. Yes, …

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MA Needs Gov.’s Leadership on Offshore Wind Power

1/20/2016 // By Amber Hewett

On Thursday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will give his State of the Commonwealth address. He’ll reflect on the successes and challenges of 2015 and lay out his vision for the year ahead. Given the highly anticipated energy debate unfolding on …

New York has an abundance of wind and solar resources that can lead to local jobs, economic growth, and a cleaner environment. Photo by Barn Images via Flickr Creative Commons

New York Governor Points to Offshore Wind Power

1/14/2016 // By Amber Hewett

New York has some of the greatest offshore wind power potential in the world. The Obama Administration continues to make federal Wind Energy Areas available for development all along the Atlantic Coast, and recently announced New York as top priority. It …

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!

11/16/2015 // By Amber Hewett

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 ten state partners, including our state affiliate, the Environmental League …

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New Jersey Auction Marks Progress for Offshore Wind Power

11/9/2015 // By Curtis Fisher

I am thrilled that today, we saw a step forward for offshore wind power in New Jersey. In the federal government’s fifth lease auction for offshore wind power in United States waters, RES America Developments Inc and US Wind Inc …

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What Do Culverts and Lemons Have in Common?

11/4/2015 // By Melissa Gaydos

As a society largely dependent on transportation infrastructure for the movement of people, goods, and services, the negative ecological consequences of transportation are inevitable. From noise and chemical pollution to habitat modification, the footprint of roads and vehicular traffic pose …

Seek Academy students are eager to care for their new garden. Photo by Uzma Chowdhury

New Jersey Eco-Schools Exemplify the Benefits of Funding Programs

11/3/2015 // By Guest Author

Making schools more sustainable benefits our communities, our environment, wildlife, and our students. But it doesn’t come without hard work and sometimes money. Let’s face it – resources can be difficult to obtain with today’s school budgets. So what do you do when …

Snowy egret. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant David Wornham

Protecting the Great Marsh From Climate-Driven Threats

10/29/2015 // By Taj Schottland

A Coastal Jewel The Great Marsh is described by many as the coastal jewel of the Northeast. It’s the largest salt marsh in New England, spanning over 20,000 acres of pristine marsh habitat, barrier beaches, and tidal estuaries. Located in …

Shrubs and flowers that support migrating monarch butterflies are also in full bloom in the fall, like this flowering groundsel bush, a cousin of the western coyote bush. Photo by Stacy Small-Lorenz

Wild Times at the Jersey Shore: Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

10/16/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Maybe forest isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Jersey Shore. But this was just one of the sights I encountered on the Delaware Bay Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge on an …

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Postcard from Cape Monarch

10/9/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Crossing the Delaware Bay on my way to New Jersey yesterday, migrating monarchs were flying past the ferry, and I was lucky enough to land at the same time as a cloud of these guys descended upon the dunes of …

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