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Draft National Climate Assessment: Time to Weigh In On Climate Change

2/8/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

I know a lot of folks don’t need a report to tell them that climate change is happening now. Especially since 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded, the arctic sea ice extent set a new record low in recorded […] Read more >

Be Part of the Largest Climate Rally Ever

2/6/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

On Presidents’ Day weekend, tens of thousands of Americans will head to our nation’s capital for the “Forward on Climate” rally to call for bold action by President Obama to tackle the climate crisis threatening our nation’s wildlife. But for […] Read more >

Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 – Nation’s Largest Electricity and Water Reduction Competition Kicks Off February 4

2/4/2013 // By Kristy Jones

Students at hundreds of campuses across the country will soon be taking very short showers, studying by flashlight, and cozying up by moonlight when the Campus Conservation Nationals begins its electricity and water reduction competition on February 4. Running until April […] Read more >

Polar bear mother with yearling cubs. Photo credit: Susanne Miller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What Shrinking Ice Means for Polar Bear Cubs

2/4/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Right now in the dead of winter, polar bear moms in the Arctic are searching for food to make up for the calories that were lost during the fall—when record low ice meant that the start of their winter hunting season […] Read more >

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A Changing Climate and Keystone XL — Yes They’re Connected

1/31/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

Are you familiar with tar sands oil? It’s the black sheep of the oil family. It’s extremely difficult to get out of the ground (using three times as much water as extraction of crude), it produces lake sized reservoirs of toxic […] Read more >

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Speak up for River Otters in Louisiana’s Mardi Gras Pass

1/23/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River did something perfectly ordinary and yet utterly extraordinary: it carved a small outlet in its eastern bank and found a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after, river otters began […] Read more >

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Deepwater Horizon: 1,000 Days Later

1/15/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

It has been 1,000 days since the BP-operated oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, gushing millions of barrels of crude oil into a body of water that supports countless ecosystems and economies. Below is a timeline of major […] Read more >

Public Opposition to Coal Exports, Seattle, WA - December, 2012

Coal Export Opposition Dominates Public Hearings

1/8/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest blog post by Michael O’Leary.  The news media is getting it right. The recent public hearings over coal export proposals are proving that there’s overwhelming opposition to the plans of big energy companies to sell subsidized American fossil fuels […] Read more >

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Photo Gifts that Inspire and Protect

12/13/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

I have no doubt that images are worth 1,000 words when I look at this stunning photograph of a dolphin in the crystalline waters of its natural habitat off the coast of California. Photos like these inspire me to keep […] Read more >

World Bank Report Turn Down The Heat:  Why a 4 Degree C Warmer World Must Be Avoided

Two Reports Warn: Wake Up! It’s Later Than It’s Ever Been

12/10/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger  The latest in a series of unprecedented weather-related tragedies, Hurricane Sandy has been called “Frankenstorm Sandy” for its massive size, loss of lives and property and horrific infrastructure damages. Catastrophic events like Sandy are demonstrating that […] Read more >