Conservation

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President Obama’s Wildlife Conservation Wins

American presidents have incredible power to shape the conservation movement – from Theodore Roosevelt, who established the national parks system, to Richard Nixon, who created the Environmental Protection Agency. After …

Scott Pruitt at 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

EPA Hearing Must Raise Tough Questions on Science, Enforcement of Laws and Industry Relationships

Wednesday’s hearing on the nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may prove to be the most important hearing for the EPA since it was established 47 years ago …

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Climate change, pollution and mining: Moose pay the price

If we need evidence that our changing climate, polluted waterways, and mining on public lands directly impacts wildlife, consider the plight of moose. The majestic animal is struggling with disease …

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EPA Must Continue to Act on Climate for Wildlife

In 1970, President Richard Nixon created the United State Environmental Protection Agency to protect human health and the environment.  At the time, cities were choked with smog, some rivers were …

Keep off dunes. Photo by Michael Bentley/flickr

Coastal Dunes: Building a Stronger Coastline

On your way to the beach, have you ever walked on a boardwalk that spans a dune? Maybe it was a blistering summer day and you burned your bare feet …

Which Endangered Species Are You?

As 2016 comes to a close, we hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at some of the key moments in our conservation history with us. To complete this series, we recognize the …

North Atlantic Right Whale. Photo by New England Aquarium, Collected under NMFS permit 14233

3 Reasons 2016 was America’s Best Year Ever for Offshore Wind Power

Without a doubt, 2016 will go down in history as a pivotal year in America’s energy story.  Right now, for the first time ever, the strong consistent winds far offshore …

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Looking Forward for Wildlife

As we head into the holiday season, I want to thank each of you for your tireless efforts over the past year on behalf of our wildlife and natural resources. …

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Over 500 Million Acres, One Job

Why does the head of a department sometimes humorously called “The Department of Everything Else” have such an important role? The answer comes down to this: you and I own …

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Wallowing in Politics

In January 2016, the National Park Service released an environmental assessment for a new quarantine option that would place Yellowstone bison on the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern Montana rather than …

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