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Win for Wildlife: Oregon Rejects Coal Exports

8/18/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach

In a landmark decision today, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) rejected a necessary permit for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River.  This historic decision deals a severe blow to Ambre Energy’s struggling proposal and marks …

The United Kingdom's Greater Gabbard wind farm (flickr/DECCgovuk)

Nearing the Home Stretch, Offshore Wind Power Needs Our Focus More than Ever

8/14/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Each state’s road to tapping its offshore wind power potential is marked with its own unique set of hurdles. As a Massachusetts native, I have been hearing the back-and-forth on the Cape Wind project for more than half of my …

Fish kills, like this one in Illinois' Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, can result from hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, a common cause of which is algal blooms.  NOAA photo

For the Love of Fish: The Problems of Blooming Algae and Mass Death at Sea

8/11/2014 // By Russell Bassett

The current blue-green algal bloom in Lake Erie that forced the city of Toledo to not have drinking water for several days and the massive red-tide algal bloom off Florida’s Coast that has already killed thousands of marine animals has put a much-needed …

Weekly News Roundup: Ranger Rick Up Against Rocket Raccoon and more!

8/8/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Our famous Ranger Rick was recently mentioned in the newly released movie Guardians of the Galaxy. As many viewers are marveling over the many hidden messages in the film, one specific message pertained to us: the lovely Ranger Rick reference. …

canoeing at dawn on Port Isobel

My Days On The Bay

8/4/2014 // By Laura Hickey

It’s true: I am a very fortunate person and I have the coolest job. And, I was lucky enough to be asked to attend a Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) three day workshop off of Tangier Island, Virginia with 22 Fairfax …


Supporters far Outnumber Opponents at EPA Clean Power Plan Hearings

8/1/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today concludes an exciting four days of public hearings in Denver, D.C., Atlanta and Pittsburgh on EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The hearings included two full days of testimony, rallies, press conferences, marches, play-ins, round-tables and free ice cream at each of …

Weekly News Roundup: A Win for Northeast Wildlife and More

7/25/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Thanks to the astounding public support from the South Portland, Maine community, wildlife in the northeast U.S. are safer than ever. With a 6-to-1 vote, the South Portland City Council passed the Clear Skies Ordinance on Monday, to stand up …

A moose passes through Pierce Pond in Maine. South Portland's City Council this week showed that local communities can band together in powerful ways to stand up for themselves and their wildlife. Photo credit: Flickr user Michael Lepore.

Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big

7/22/2014 // By Annie Mackin

The people of South Portland, Maine, made historic news last night. Based on overwhelming vocal public concern about the dangers of toxic tar sands to wildlife and the community, the City Council passed an ordinance that prevents the Portland Pipe …

New Jersey Wind Energy Area (BOEM)

Obama Administration Announces Progress for Offshore Wind Power in New Jersey

7/17/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Momentum continues to build on the journey toward realizing America’s offshore wind power potential. Today, Interior Secretary Jewell kicked off the leasing process for New Jersey’s 344,000 acre Wind Energy Area marking a key milestone in the process for offshore …

Tar sands transport threatens common loons here in New England, and tar sands extraction is decimating their nesting habitat in Alberta, Canada. Photo credit: Flickr user Ian Matchett.

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

7/15/2014 // By Annie Mackin

This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern Premiers Conference. As they make plans and consider policies for …