August, 2009

Safeguarding Fish In a Warming World – The Warming Arctic

On Thursday, the Obama Administration approved the Fishery Management Plan for the fish resources of the Arctic. The plan prevents the expansion of commercial fishing into large areas of the …

An Honor to be Nominated

Last night, I attended The Imagen Foundation Awards with Chill Out producer Melinda Esquibel of Mundo Maravilla, director Melissa Balin of the Brookturn Company, and NWF board member Lyvier Conss. …

Worldwide Search Is On For 47 “Lost” Bird Species

A group of wildlife experts is hoping that some feared-extinct bird species may have actually escaped extinction.  The search is on. The Independent reports: “BirdLife International is launching a global attempt … …

Tar Sands: NWF Memo to Editorial and Opinion Writers

National Wildlife Federation released the following memo today to editorial and opinion writers about the State Department’s approval of a multi billion dollar pipeline to import oil from Canadian tar …

State Dept. Pollution Pipeline Undermines Obama’s Climate Goals

According to a report in today’s Washington Post, the U.S. State Department has approved the construction of a multibillion-dollar pipeline from Canadian oil sands to refineries in the United States. …

Big Coal Dumps Letter Fraud Lobbyists

As the National Journal reports, Big Coal is dropping its dirty lobbying firm: The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity announced Thursday that it was severing ties with Bonner & …

Chill Out goes to Hollywood!

Our Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming program has been nominated for an award from The Imagen Foundation for its positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment.  …

What a Difference One Volunteer Can Make

I had the privilege of honoring National Wildlife Federation’s Volunteer of the Year, Kathy Lewis, in Akron, Ohio last night. Kathy has been a dedicated wildlife educator and an advocate …

Ontario Will Protect 55 Million-Acre Forest and Wetland Area

In a move that will protect nature and help fight global warming, Ontario will conserve an area about the same size as the entire State of Kansas. (Photo: Forest Ethics) Kerry …

Highlight of the Week: Poll Finds Public Supports Clean Energy Legislation

A new Zogby poll finds that a significant majority of likely voters supports the American Clean Energy and Security Act, recently passed in the House. The poll, commissioned by the …

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