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Northwest Earth Institute Releases New Course, Powering A Bright Future

4/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Northwest Earth Institute’s (NWEI) two-session course, Powering a Bright Future, explores issues related to the current energy crises, and what can be done to take action as individuals and communities interested in promoting energy sustainability. Powering a Bright Future contains solution-based curriculum providing […] Read more >

Tar mat coats marsh in Bay Jimmy off Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is Upside-Down”

4/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, troubling signs continue to emerge: Ryan Lambert has been a […] Read more >

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Two Years Later, Dolphins Dying at Unprecedented Rates

4/20/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Today marks two years since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and ultimately sending more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the start of the spill, more than 500 dolphins have […] Read more >

Protect Alaska’s Duck Factory!

4/17/2012 // By Pat Lavin

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Want to fix pain at the pump? Go with the cars…

4/5/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

In the current crazy debate on high gas prices and what to do about them , we’d like to see politicians stand up for the things that really save families and businesses money.  The punch line is:  More oil just […] Read more >

Wolf pups by Flickr's Ditzywolflady

Wildlife and Tar Sands Don’t Mix: Help Your Senators Get the Message

3/1/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

We’re reaching a critical point in the fight to protect wildlife from dirty tar sands oil. Big Oil has convinced some members of Congress to try to overrule President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline–a project that would […] Read more >

Settle the BP Oil Spill Litigation? Maybe, But Let’s Not Let BP Shortchange the Gulf Yet Again

2/28/2012 // By John Kostyack

Next week, the long-awaited trial begins to decide the liability of BP, Transocean, Halliburton and other companies involved with the April 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial was set to begin this week, but it was postponed […] Read more >

Black Bear cub (photo: Noah Katz)

145 Black Bears Shot In Canada’s Tar Sands Region, More Deaths Likely

2/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Following up on recent news that the Canadian government is poisoning wolves, reports show that officials have shot at least 145 black bears that wandered too close to development in the tar sands region of Alberta. Read more >

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A Small Farmer Reminds Big Oil: Don’t Mess With Texas

2/17/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

When a foreign oil company tried to bully Texas farmer Julia Trigg Crawford, she got angry — and got involved in a fight that stretches far beyond her front door. The Keystone XL saga continues… Read more >

Smog envelopes downtown Houston, TX (Flickr's Rick Kimpel)

Media Scrutinizes Modest Clean Energy Investments, Ignores Massive Polluter Tax Giveaways

1/27/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Imagine if reporters spent even a fraction of the time highlighting America’s hugely wasteful dirty energy subsidies as they do trying to gin up “scandal” in clean energy. How would American taxpayers react if they knew how much of their […] Read more >