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The golden eagle is one of the species threatened by coal mining in the west. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Doug Pfeil.

The Carbon Impact of Coal Exports

This week, NWF released an issue brief entitled “Accounting for Carbon Pollution from Coal Mining on Federal Lands” which looks at the overall carbon impact of the coal being leased …

Wind turbines in Montana. Flickr photo by Mark Stevens.

Can Congress Renew Hope for Renewable Energy Development?

As the second session of the 113th Congress develops, it is my great hope that Congress can leave its abysmal bill passage record in the past. In 2013, Congress signed just …

Wedding Canyon, in Colorado National Monument. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Carolyn Malone.

Antiquities Act Attack Latest Affront to Sportsmen

Whether you are an avid angler, only go fishing occasionally, or have fished just a time or two, you likely remember the first fish you caught. I can’t remember the …

Point Arena-Stornetta along California's Mendocino coastline has been added to the California Coastal National Monument. Flickr photo by BLM California.

Obama Uses Pen to Protect California Shoreline: More on Way?

President Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union address to use his authority to protect “more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” to get around congressional …

Rebecca Brown, left, poses with DOI Secretary Sally Jewell with the Washington Monument in the background. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann/DOI

DOI Secretary Jewell Meets the Future: the Next Corps of Conservationists

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees fostering the next generation of conservationists as a priority.  In a speech last fall, Jewell said it’s critical to establish meaningful connections between young people …

Empire Bluff from the south. Flickr photo by Jim Sorbie.

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Gains Wilderness Protection

When you think of walking along a sandy beach at dusk with waves lapping at your feet, watching the sun dip below the horizon, you’re probably not picturing somewhere in …

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Weekly News Roundup: Youths and DOI Secretary Talk Public Lands and More!

Getting the Dirt on Earthworms As spring approaches, many gardeners are ready to dive back into planting their favorite flora; but anyone prone to working the soil knows that you …

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The State of The Rockies and Public Lands

Once again, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project has put its finger on the pulse of the West. Their recently released Conservation in the West Poll shows that voters want …

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Valentine’s Day Crafts and BP Oil Spill in the Weekly News Roundup- February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day is here! If you’re looking for some wildlife-themed V-Day crafts and recipes to try out with your kids, we’ve got you covered. Here are 13 activities that will …

Snowy owl, like Hedwig, from National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest entrant Kim Leblanc.

Snowy Owls, Farm Bill in the Weekly News Roundup–February 7, 2014

The Polar Vortex Brings Rare Snowy Owl Sightings No, it’s not Hedwig carrying your long awaited acceptance letter from Hogwarts, but recent rare sightings of snowy owls have inspired many …

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