July, 2013

Offshore Wind Farm

SOLD! Deepwater Wind Wins America’s First Offshore Wind Lease Auction

America has just taken a major step forward in powering our nation with homegrown, clean energy. Today, the first competitive auction for offshore wind energy leases took place for an …

Fracking Bill could Take the ‘Public’ Out of Federal Lands

It’s about local control, say members of Congress who want the states, not the federal government, to regulate fracking on federal lands — those public lands that belong to all Americans. The House …

Our Public Lands — The Gift that Keeps on Giving and Giving and…

Yet one more report underscores how important conserving our nation’s public lands is to the country’s economy. The newest report is from our country’s largest landlord, the Interior Department. It outlines …

A Mountain Lion in Hollywoodland: Does Los Angeles Appreciate Its Wild Animals?

National Park Service biologist Jeff Sikich stands among a stand of chaparral and mountain mahogany on the edge of a parking lot adjacent to the famed Griffith Observatory. People casually …

How Grasslands Affect Climate Change

Watching President Obama roll up his sleeves, mop his brow, and get serious about climate change, I was heartened to have read that one of the specifics will involve grasses. …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Polluter Lobbying Campaign Threatens Bipartisan Energy Progress in Senate

The U.S. Senate is set to take up a bipartisan bill to promote energy efficiency sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-IN). As summer’s climate-fueled heat …

Weekly News Roundup- July 26, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Another Gulf oil rig explosion, another wake up call. Read the blog post about the incident and what it means for the …

Dolphin

Dolphins Call Each Other Out by Their Names

Although we don’t talk to dolphins, we are learning more about how they communicate with one another.  A recent study released by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland gives evidence …

Hercules 265 Natural Gas Rig on Fire

Another Rig Fire in the Gulf, Another Wakeup Call

Updated below – 7/25/2013 Late last night, a natural gas drilling rig known as Hercules 265 exploded. The rig has now partially collapsed and is burning out of control, too …

Texas Wasp Moth

7 Moths that Make Butterflies Look Boring

I still like butterflies, but let’s be honest, moths need some love. They just aren’t as popular as butterflies, and they certainly should be! Both belong to the large order of …

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