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Logging is Not the Only Threat to Northwest Forests

11/22/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

With Thanksgiving now merely hours away I stop to think about what I am thankful for. One of the things that I am more thankful for in the Pacific Northwest is the ability to get out and enjoy our pristine […] Read more >

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Monarch Butterflies: New Victims of Climate Change

10/14/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Monarch butterflies are not often thought of as being on the immediate frontline of global warming’s impacts, but that perception may need to change this year.  A recent article in the Washington Post has shed light on the current climate […] Read more >

California Leading the Fight on Global Warming

9/30/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

  Wednesday’s decision by California’s Supreme Court to allow the state to go ahead with a cap-and-trade program was an important step in the effort to limit and dramatically reduce the global warming pollution that threatens people and wildlife across […] Read more >

Sportsmen Talk Clean Air at Walden Pond

6/15/2011 // By Carol Oldham

“ the problem of preservation boils down to is this–ducks can’t vote, trees can’t vote, neither can salmon, flowers, mountains or rivers. It is incumbent upon us as sportsmen to take on this weighty responsibility to serve this as our greatest constituency”.
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Spanish moss cloaks a live oak tree— a familiar site in the lowcountry. (Photo Credit: Roxanne Turpen)

Conservative Climate Coalition Charts New Course: Conserve Our Climate & Values

6/14/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

I’m a born-and-raised South Carolinian, and I’m proud of my personal conservation ethic. I’m not the only one — I know conservationists of all stripes who, like me, were inspired by childhood experiences playing in the pluff mud, crabbing for Atlantic Blue Crabs in […] Read more >

Shape the Future of the National Wildlife Refuge System

4/21/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

The National Wildlife Refuge System is unique in that there is a Refuge within an hour’s drive of most major U.S. cities in every state, all set aside specifically to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. In fact, the system’s […] Read more >

Back to Bullying for Tar Sands Pipeline Giant

4/18/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

  TransCanada, the company plotting to build the Keystone XL 2,000-mile, $14 billion pipeline splicing through five states to ship Canadian crude oil to Gulf refineries has added yet one more misstep to its history of deception and misdeeds. Under […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

American Redstart by Darlene Friedman

Declining Rainfall in Tropics Affects Migratory Birds

3/31/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Scientists have long believed that changes in day length are the trigger that signals migratory birds wintering in the Tropics to begin flying north for the breeding season. But now that long-held assumption is being challenged by new research focusing […] Read more >

How your flood losses are increasing: whether you live in a floodplain or not.

3/29/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Growing up in Seattle, I have learned to live with the rain. Through the years I have accumulated many stylish brands of rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas. But now that I have moved into my first home, the rain is […] Read more >