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Weekly News Roundup – June 17, 2011

6/17/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: National Wildlife Federation Announces New Ranger Rick Geocache Trails June 17, 2011 – National Wildlife Federation is …

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Whisky Raising Spirits and Renewables in Scotland

6/14/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Whisky can help fuel your spirits and help fuel a country. Draff, by-products of used grains and pot ale from the whisky distillery process, will be used to generate electricity for a new power plant in Scotland. The plant will …

U.S. Marine installs solar water purification system in Afghanistan (via Flickr's marine_corps)

Renewable Energy Saving Lives in Afghanistan

5/9/2011 // By Miles Grant

The Wall Street Journal today reports on efforts to make U.S. troops safer by reducing dependence on fossil fuel-powered generators and batteries: Batteries make up as much as 20% of the weight of the 100 pounds of gear a Marine …

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Throwing Maryland’s Renewable Energy Goals in the Trash?

5/6/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by Jen Mihills. Maryland has an excellent tool for boosting clean energy in the state, and helping combat global climate change while reduce air pollution. The states Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to secure 20% …

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Time to End the Big Oil Boondoggle

4/29/2011 // By Corey Shott

The nation narrowly escaped a budget collision and government shutdown a few weeks ago, but that was just the opening round in the epic battle to rein in out of control deficits in Washington.  While conservation and public health protection …

How NWF is fighting for climate justice in tribal communities

4/22/2011 // By NWF

This guest blog post was written by Myra Wilensky, NWF’s Tribal Global Warming Outreach Manager. She is based in Boulder, CO. For more information on her work towards achieving climate justice for Native peoples, email her at wilensky@nwf.org. For Native …

Understanding changes in land cover and climate will be key to managing wildfire. Photo by John McColgan, BLM.

A Top 40 List for Conservation

4/6/2011 // By Bruce Stein

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top 40 chart was not being drawn up for the ubiquitous …

Make Solar Energy Wildlife Friendly!

4/1/2011 // By Helen Chmura

I’m a big believer in renewable energy and reducing pollution that leads to climate change, but I’m also a big believer in protecting wildlife habitat.  So, what’s a person to think when the goals of renewable energy development and protecting …

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When the Oil Wells Run Dry

3/30/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil is good to the last drop, and we may see the last drop in our lifetimes. According to a new report by British bank HSBC, the world may only have 50 years of oil left and 176 years of …

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Santa Goes Green

12/22/2010 // By Mary Burnette

For years, my husband has wrapped all his Christmas presents in the comic pages from our newspaper. This year there is even a present under the tree wrapped in the flyer from our local supermarket listing this week’s holiday specials. …

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