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Starved Polar Bear: Too Shocking for Words

8/9/2013 // By Felice Stadler

About 10 years ago, when I worked on a mercury pollution campaign, an industry representative challenged me and a toxicologist on whether mercury in fish is really that bad. In response, my colleague shot back: “if we had body bags […] Read more >

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SOLD! Deepwater Wind Wins America’s First Offshore Wind Lease Auction

7/31/2013 // By Catherine Bowes

America has just taken a major step forward in powering our nation with homegrown, clean energy. Today, the first competitive auction for offshore wind energy leases took place for an area off the coast of southern New England – and […] Read more >

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Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia

7/22/2013 // By Amber Hewett

An announcement this morning gives an important boost to offshore wind energy development, and demonstrates exactly the kind of leadership we hoped would follow President Obama’s climate speech last month. The president called for the expansion of renewable energy projects […] Read more >

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Climate Change-Fueled Heat Stresses Nuclear Plant, May Threaten Cape Cod Bay Wildlife

7/19/2013 // By Miles Grant

As heat waves fueled by climate change grip much of the East Coast, some nuclear power plants are facing a tough choice: Reduce electricity production on days when our air conditioners push demand to new heights, or pump overheated cooling […] Read more >

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There are Many Pathways to a Clean Energy Future—Let’s Take All of Them

7/11/2013 // By Felice Stadler

We talk a lot about the harmful impacts that our reliance on dirty energy sources have on wildlife.  Let us not lose sight of the flipside of that critical conversation: responsible clean energy solutions are essential to protecting the future […] Read more >

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Climate Plan Sets the Stage for Offshore Wind Power’s American Debut

6/27/2013 // By Amber Hewett

On Tuesday, President Obama presented a series of strategies to move us toward an energy future that capitalizes on clean and renewable sources and leaves behind our heavy dependence on fossil fuels. In a much-anticipated pledge to address the dangerous […] Read more >

Middelgrunden offshore wind farm between Denmark and Sweden (flickr/Mads Prahm)

Department of the Interior Ushers the U.S. One Step Closer to Offshore Wind Development

6/4/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Offshore wind energy has felt just out of America’s reach for quite some time now.  While Europe has more than fifty projects up and running off their shores, here in the U.S. we are struggling to catch up.  Resistance to […] Read more >

North Atlantic Right Whale (flickr/MyFWC Research)

On Endangered Species Day, Right Whales Remind Us to Work Together

5/17/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Today’s climate crisis drips with urgency. Stories of species loss and habitat destruction roll in, and repeatedly underscore the reality of how quickly we need to get our act together and comprehensively address climate change. I highlight comprehensively because today […] Read more >

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Calling on Rhode Island to Take the Lead on Offshore Wind

5/1/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Of the more than fifty offshore wind energy projects spinning in the world’s oceans, not one of them is in American waters.  Rhode Island’s leaders are working to change this and move America forward in pursuing this new clean energy frontier […] Read more >

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Victory in North Carolina Shows America Wants More Clean Energy, Not Less

4/30/2013 // By Amber Hewett

North Carolina’s House of Representatives got it right on clean energy last week—even though “getting it right” had to mean formalizing a refusal to get it wrong.  Last Wednesday, North Carolina’s House Public Utilities Committee showed a bipartisan commitment to […] Read more >