September, 2011

Stepping Up for Salmon

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source …

What does your campus and community do when your natural gas pipeline is severed?

  This past weekend, September 23-24th, almost 200 students, staff, and faculty were faced with this issue while at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) for the UMACS conference.  The main …

Nebraska gives TransCanada the CornFinger

As a born and raised Iowan, I can’t say I’ve always thought fondly of my neighbors to the west.  Corn jokes aside, I am anticipating the new Big 10 match up between …

Watch Adorable Video of Bear Cubs Playing in Road: We Need Safe Road Crossings

I couldn’t resist. Bear cubs are adorable. Could there be a better reminder of the need for safe wildlife road crossings? Check out this new video shot at Yosemite National …

Sea Turtle Conservation, Brought to you by the U.S. Postal Service

Ah, the small thrilling victory of adorning your lackluster mail with a spiffy stamp. Now, with the U.S. Postal Service’s new Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp dedicated to animal conservation, …

Koch Brothers Interfere At Keystone XL Public Meeting

Yesterday, the State Department kicked off the final round of public meetings on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Kansas, the home state of the billionaire industrialist brothers, Charles …

Bad Air Day: EPA Holds Hearings on Oil and Gas Air Pollution Standards

Tapping oil and natural gas is part of America’s energy portfolio, but it can come at an unhealthy price for air, water, and wildlife. The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is holding …

5 Great Animal Migrations on YouTube

It’s fall in North America and many animals have begun their trek to seek warmer climates. In honor of wildlife’s big move, settle in for a little arm-chair wildlife watching …

Creating Change Together: the 5th Annual UMACS Conference

This past weekend, the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability, UMACS, held its 5th Annual regional conference, Creating Change Together. The event brought together 180 students, faculty and staff from two …

Efficient Vehicles: A Better Way to Go

The Obama administration, a labor union and key auto manufacturers have joined with the state of California to reach a critical deal requiring passenger vehicles to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

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