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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!

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 …

Deer Posing for Camera by VTFWS

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 …

Wildlife Crossing in Banff National Park by Anthony P. Clevenger of Western Transportation Institute

Is Less Always More?

10/1/2015 // By Melissa Gaydos

Since its first introduction in 1975, the single large or several small (SLOSS) debate has sparked considerable controversy among conservation practitioners. Originally derived for providing recommendations for wildlife refuge design, the SLOSS debate has been formulated and referenced to describe …

More than 80 offshore wind power projects are providing pollution-free, reliable energy in Europe. This year, America broke ground on it's first (in RI). Time for MA to get in the game! (Photo: London Array Limited)

The Bay State’s Next Energy Chapter Starts Now

9/28/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Tomorrow, I will take one of my favorite walks, across Boston Common and up the steps of the State House, breathing deep to soak in every last drop of that fleeting smell of early fall in New England. September 29th …

Three Rhode Island companies -- Deepwater Wind, Blount Boats, and Atlantic Wind Transfers -- joined for a ribbon cutting at the stern of the first-ever U.S. flagged offshore wind crew transfer vessel. (Photo credit: NWF)

Offshore Wind Powers Local Jobs

8/12/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Today we continue to applaud the remarkable commitment and ingenuity that is launching America’s offshore wind power industry — a model to remind leaders all along the coast what is possible and why it’s worth pursuing. In the early days of their project, Deepwater …