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River Otter

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 >

Dolphin

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 >

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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 >

How the Fiscal Cliff Will Hurt Hunting and Fishing

12/5/2012 // By Adeline Rolnick

This post is part of our series on the impacts of “sequestration”—a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts. These cuts will have a huge and devastating impact on conservation programs that […] Read more >

A private oil shale test site in northwestern Colorado. Photo by David Ellenberger.

The Push for Oil Shale: News Ripped from Last Century’s Headlines

12/3/2012 // By Judith Kohler

There’s a saying in Colorado about the so-far-fruitless effort to tap the “Saudi Arabia” of oil shale in the region: “Oil shale: It’s the energy of the future… and always will be.” As documented by the Checks and Balances Project, […] Read more >

Harbor Seals

Victory for California’s Harbor Seals!

11/29/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

Thanks to thousands of wildlife advocates like you, the Obama Administration and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have granted full wilderness protection to Drakes Estero, the ecological heart of Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California–giving harbor seals the long overdue […] Read more >

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President Must Match Words to Action on Carbon Pollution Limits

11/20/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

In President Obama’s first press conference after his re-election, the President connected the dots between the increase in temperature, melting Arctic ice, and extraordinary number of large storms. The president stated: I am a firm believer that climate change is […] Read more >

Dolphin

Gulf Dolphins are Still Dying—Don’t Let BP Off Easy

11/16/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Two and a half years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, dolphins across the northern Gulf of Mexico are still dying in high numbers. Yesterday, BP agreed to […] Read more >