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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 …

NWF President and CEO Collin O'Mara joins U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper for today's groundbreaking boat tour of the Block Island Wind Farm project site. (credit: NWF)

U.S. Offshore Wind Power Breaks Ground in Rhode Island

7/27/2015 // By Collin O'Mara

Today I was filled with patriotic pride as we celebrated a historic moment in our nation’s energy story: the installation of the foundations for America’s first offshore wind power project. Offshore wind power technology has been a steadily growing source …


FINALLY! America Begins a Critical New Energy Chapter

7/27/2015 // By Catherine Bowes

It is not every day you get to witness history. As someone who has spent over a decade trying to spur progress in transitioning to clean energy and advancing solutions to climate change, today was without a doubt the most …

Construction of the Block Island Wind Farm foundations is underway at Specialty Diving Services in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

America’s Offshore Wind Power Industry Finally Sends Real Sparks Flying!

4/28/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Excitement filled the air in an industrial park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island yesterday, where Deepwater Wind invited the press and supporters to kickoff the construction of America’s first offshore wind power project. In March, after seven years of committed stakeholder engagement …

Wildlife biologist Kris Rimes honored by NWF's Eric Orff, March 2015

NH’s Kris Rines Honored with NWF Women In Conservation Award

3/15/2015 // By Miles Grant

As part of our ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Wildlife Federation is hosting events across the country this month honoring leading women in conservation. Yesterday we told you about Pennsylvania’s Cindy Dunn and today we’re featuring wildlife …

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)

Massachusetts Auction Boosts Offshore Wind Power Opportunity and Highlights Policy Needs

1/30/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Interior auctioned more than 350,000 acres of federal waters far off the coast of Massachusetts for offshore wind power development. The competitive auction was the fourth of its kind, doubling the area currently leased …

Offshore wind turbines (Photo credit: London Array)

Energy Bill Proposed in Massachusetts Contains Unprecedented Commitment to Offshore Wind Power

1/23/2015 // By Amber Hewett

2015 is gearing up to be a major turning point in America’s offshore wind power story. For years, debate, misinformation, and fossil-fuel funded opposition have kept America from hosting a single one of the more than 2,000 offshore wind turbines …

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

12/18/2014 // By Amber Hewett

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 122 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for New York. While …