October, 2011

Pew! – An unwanted, stinky, hungry guest

The holidays are just around the corner and just like the unwanted holiday guest who eats all the food in the fridge and smells up the house the Brown Marmorated …

Weekly News Roundup – October 21, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: A First for Education: Reauthorized ESEA to Include Environmental …

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon response.

Blowout Preventers Still Unsafe, Federal Action Ineffective Group Says

After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the federal government issued new rules to improve offshore drilling safety. Problem solved, right? Not according to the Offshore Safety Report, issued by Oceana at …

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed …

Living at the Center of the Bulls Eye: Drought, Heat, and Wildfire Ravage Abilene, Texas

It’s been a hot and dry year for people living in Abilene, TX, and the surrounding West Texas countryside. The region was scorched during its hottest summer on record, from …

Breath of Fresh Air in Senate: “We Are Not Just in This Chamber to Represent the Polluters”

There’s so much hot air coming out of Washington these days, many Americans have tuned out. But one speech on the Senate floor recently is worth watching in full.

Better Faster Stronger 2… The Truck

25% better fuel economy 20% less pollution 365 horsepower 420 lb-ft of torque Its fall, and while many of us are throwing gear in the back of our trucks for …

Proud Hike and Seekers

Hiking and Seeking Your Way to Fun and Nature

Do you need a breath a fresh air? Would 250 smiles make your day? Do you want to break the shackles that tie our children for 7 hours a day …

Aspens Gone Wild! Fall Color in the Eastern Sierra

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” observed Albert Camus. Growing up in New England, my autumns were full of multi-colored bouquets of maples and oaks, …

Wildlife Photographer Tells the Stories Behind the Shots

Remember Amanda Stone’s post about Canada’s spirit bear? I just came across this video with Paul Nicklen, the photographer who captured those amazing new photos of the bears for National Geographic …

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