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For Public Lands, the Shutdown is About more than National Parks

10/10/2013 // By Ann Morgan

Closing the National Parks, museums and monuments to the recreating public and closing National Wildlife Refuges to hunters during the fall hunting season has gotten the public’s attention and resulted in calls for some parts of the government to be […] Read more >

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

The Latest Dirty Coal Threat to Endangered Orcas

10/2/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

As another proposal for a massive coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest barrels through the review and approval process, officials are hearing a force of voices from across the region warning of threats to the environment, wildlife and important […] Read more >

Northern Cheyenne and Lummi sing together. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson

We Draw the Line, No Otter Creek Mine

9/20/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

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Lummi Totem Pole carved by master carver Jewell James (House of Tears Carvers). Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson

“We Draw The Line” Totem Pole Journey Starts in Montana’s Otter Creek Valley

9/17/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

On September 18, 2013, Northern Cheyenne tribal members, local ranchers, conservationists and community members from the Otter Creek valley and Ashland, Montana will gather to support the Lummi Nation in their efforts to stop the largest coal port in North […] Read more >

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North Dakota Volunteers to Lead Conservation Campaign

9/7/2013 // By Dave Dittloff

Volunteers in North Dakota are coming together to lead one of the most important conservation campaigns in the state’s history—which is critical to protect North Dakota’s wildlife and conserve the lands on which they depend. Whether they have enjoyed hiking […] Read more >

An Orca breaches near Washington State's San Juan Islands (photo: TheGirlsNY/flickr.com)

Continuing the Fight to Save Orcas in the Pacific Northwest

8/29/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Today, less than 90 orcas live in Puget Sound.  Known as Southern Resident Orcas, these cetaceans rely on salmon and other fish for their primary source of food.  The population is not stable, dipping down by 30% over the last […] Read more >

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

8/29/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the Pacific shoreline.  It made my afternoon — sparkling deep blue […] Read more >

Sockeye Salmon by Dan Bennett

As Fish Die in Alaska Heat, Media Ignores Climate Tie

8/7/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Last week, Reuters reported thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout are dying as a result of record-setting heat wave. But the real shock of the story comes in realizing the Reuters story never once mentioned that climate change is driving […] Read more >

Stir and sniff tar sands in the Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Alexis Bonogofsky

Scratch and Sniff Tar Sands

7/12/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

When I walked into the Oil Sands Discovery Centre a day after participating in the Tar Sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, the first thing I noticed was a clear dome on a stand, just tall enough for […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- July 12,2013

7/12/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Enter the National Wildlife’s Photo Contest before July 15! Registered users can vote for their favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award here. Orcas are in danger from dirty coal. Speak up […] Read more >