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Endangered Whooping Cranes - like this adult with its chick - are one of many species threatened by tar sands pipelines. (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Big Oil vs. Big Birds – Who Will Win?

4/17/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

On Thursday, the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be front and center in Grand Island, Nebraska, when the US State Department holds its lone public hearing on the immensely controversial project. The location couldn’t be more emblematic of what’s […] Read more >

Thousands of People (plus one Whooping Crane) Protest Keystone XL

11/7/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

I gathered with thousands of others around Barack Obama’s house on Sunday, urging the President to say no to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that would carry millions of barrels of tar sands oil through America’s heartland, including the sensitive […] Read more >

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Play Outside at Patuxent

4/13/2011 // By Amanda Stone

The sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and the birds are singing their come-hither spring fever tunes, even the endangered ones. It’s just another day at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Research Refuge. In honor of 75 years of […] Read more >