July, 2011

As Yellowstone River Oil Spill Cleanup Continues, Dead Animals Taken for Testing

Oil spill cleanup efforts continue along the Yellowstone River in Montana. But will they be effective?

Secretary Salazar: “It’s Up to Us to Protect Conservation”

The first and only International Wildlife Refuge got a bit larger this week linking thousands of acres for birds, fish, wildlife and people. Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) and Secretary of …

U.S. Not Ready for Keystone XL Worst-Case

Are giant Canadian oil companies fudging their safety analyses to get the mother of all pipelines built across the U.S.?  And what could happen if a mega-pipeline has a catastrophic …

Alaska brown bear, bristol bay, pebble mine

Imperiled Wilderness: Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know about Alaska’s Bristol Bay

The 40,000-square-mile Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska stretches across pristine tundra and wetlands crisscrossed with rivers that flow into the bay. Up to 40 million sockeye salmon return to …

When Irish Eyes are Smiling They May Belong to a Polar Bear

Leprechauns, clovers and polar bears may have more in common than you think. According to DNA research, the big white animals may be able to trace their ancestry back to …

Video — Great Lakes and Invasives and Oil, Oh My!

Two of the greatest threats to the greatest of lakes – invasive species and submerged oil pipelines – were the subject of a Detroit public television legal affairs program on …

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water

More evidence that Congress lives in an alternate universe: they still think offshore oil rigs are no place for regulators. Basic common sense says that if you want to increase …

The Foundation for Environmental Education: a Diverse, Flexible Family Meets in London

This past weekend, I was in London for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) consultative meeting. FEE operates five programs worldwide:  Eco-Schools, Blue Flag, Green Key, Young Reporters for the …

Great Lakes Lawmakers Push for Dangerous Oil Pipelines, Despite Apparent Pipeline Safety Issues

Several Congressional members, and Great Lakes State Legislators, are shamefully showing support for the Keystone XL pipeline before pipeline safety and environmental concerns raised by the EPA, some members of Congress …

As Cleanup Continues, Oil Spreads 15 Miles Down Montana’s Yellowstone River

We’re now learning oil from last week’s Exxon Mobil pipeline rupture under Montana’s Yellowstone River has traveled much further downstream than the oil giant originally estimated.

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