Conservation

What’s at Stake – Funding for Chesapeake Bay in Jeopardy

First, some good news. The Chesapeake Bay’s health is improving. Thirty years of effort is paying off with the clean-up showing signs of success. A recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s …

Executive Order Undermining Climate Solutions Threatens Progress for Wildlife

The Administration put forth a sweeping executive order that aims to reverse federal progress in the effort to protect wildlife from the impacts of climate change.  In particular, the Administration is targeting …

What the Federal Budget Means for Wildlife: Climate Change

The President’s budget proposal urges a dramatic reduction in funding to combat the threats of climate change. Vital programs that protect air quality, advance clean energy, and prepare for climate threats would …

Boardmand. Photo Credit: Ted Timmons

Biomass for Electricity – Will it Affect Ecosystems and Fish?

Trout are the “gateway drug” for fishing fanatics in the Pacific Northwest. Trout are iconic due to their abundance, their tenacity, accessibility, and fragility. Of all the cold-water fishes in …

Drastic Federal Budget Cuts Would Exacerbate America’s Wildlife Crisis

The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Budget Request includes unprecedented cuts to conservation funding, which would debilitate crucial programs that protect and restore wildlife habitat, ensure access to public lands, …

grizzly bear and cub

Helping Grizzlies Return to Their Historical Home

There are fewer than 10 grizzly bears living in the North Cascades of Washington State – a wild, mostly intact mountain ecosystem where the bears once thrived.  Now, thanks to …

North Carolina Adds to Offshore Wind Power Momentum

It is so exciting to see the momentum building for American offshore wind power – our golden opportunity to produce wildlife-friendly, clean power right where it is needed and launch …

Stalled Tailpipe Standards Send both Innovation and Climate Protection to the Junkyard

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would cancel the next round of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution improvements for cars and light trucks, stalling …

New York Train Derailment Highlights Oil-by-Rail Threat to Lake Champlain Region

A train derailment near the banks of Hudson River in New York highlights the continued risk of dangerous crude oil cars that run along the banks of Lake Champlain and …

Elk. Photo By: Pixabay

National Monuments Fundamental to Roosevelt’s Playbook for Public Lands

President Theodore Roosevelt had a clear purpose. He once called public lands our “most glorious heritage,” and wrote “there can be no greater issue than of conservation in this country.” …

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