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2013-05-16 03.05.16

“Bike to Work” Day and “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day Coincide!

5/17/2013 // By Cathy Curley

Today is “Bike to Work” Day and also “Wear your Life Jacket to Work” Day, and here at the Pacific Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation, Ranger Rick has a tough choice on how to get to work. Our […] Read more >

Bob Rees, Northwest Guides & Anglers Association

The Survival of the Salmon is at Stake

5/8/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Michael O’Leary With coal pollution already contributing to ocean acidification, rising stream temperatures, and toxic pollution from mercury and chemicals that wreck havoc on the fragile food web, there’s no doubt that the plans of the coal […] Read more >

Mike Rowland, Arch Coal's Montana Director talks to Northern Cheyenne tribal members gathered for the Otter Creek Scoping hearing. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky.

Arch Coal: Incompetent or Arrogant?

5/8/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

That is the question that some of us are asking after Arch Coal submitted an obviously incomplete permit application for the proposed Otter Creek coal mine to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) at the end of last year. Following Montana’s […] Read more >

Grizzly bear with cub. Credit: Corbis

4 New Insights for Climate-Smart Conservation

5/6/2013 // By Patricia Tillmann

Resource managers and conservation practitioners work to preserve, protect, and understand the lands, waters, and wildlife of our country. What do these professionals need in order to address the challenges posed by climate change in their work? We spent a year asking […] Read more >

Top 3 Reasons to GiveBIG on May 15

5/2/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Regional Center is gearing up for GiveBIG 2013 on May 15th–the Seattle Foundation’s one-day, online charitable giving event! Return to our page on May 15th to donate to National Wildlife Federation through GiveBIG! Here are three […] Read more >

Tribal Member

Honoring the River

4/25/2013 // By Tony Turrini

Everyone knows that mining can be a dirty business, but it turns out that mines are particularly bad news for tribal communities. For more than a century, American Indians and Alaska Natives have suffered the impacts of mining while enjoying […] Read more >

The Tongue River Railroad’s Failed Public Process

4/22/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

* To my readers. Don’t worry about the pessimistic nature of this post. We will still beat the Tongue River Railroad and the Otter Creek coal mine, with or without a fair public process.  Last week, during a three-day meeting […] Read more >

Kaden Walksnice getting signatures on the Save Otter Creek sign

Why the Otter Creek Coal Mine Will Never be Built

4/10/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Vanessa Braided Hair. Yesterday, a news station in Billings, Montana ran an interview with Arch Coal representative Mike Rowlands in which he stated that the Otter Creek coal mine, proposed for southeastern Montana, will be in operation by […] 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

Is Building in Floodplains a Good Idea?

3/28/2013 // By Dan Siemann

“Where will we put the next million people moving to Puget Sound?” I was asked this question recently by a business lobbyist concerned that new floodplain protection requirements would make building in flood-prone areas more difficult. His question was driven […] Read more >

Northwest Governors Call on White House to Get Tough on Coal Exports

3/26/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest blog post by Michael O’Leary. More coal burning means more mercury pollution, more acidification, more climate change, and more habitat loss. With plummeting domestic coal consumption leaving coal companies desperate to find new pathways to new markets, the last […] Read more >