July, 2013

Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia

An announcement this morning gives an important boost to offshore wind energy development, and demonstrates exactly the kind of leadership we hoped would follow President Obama’s climate speech last month. …

Orcas: How Science Debunked Superstition

From the depths of the briny blue abyss emerges a menacing Goliath—a colossus of the sea bent on revenge and destruction of the human race. Beware the open ocean for …

American Goldfinch by Maggie Bond

Weekly News Roundup- July 19, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? What’s happening in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon? Manatees, dolphins and other wildlife are mysteriously dying in large numbers. Read this Wildlife Promise …

Climate Change-Fueled Heat Stresses Nuclear Plant, May Threaten Cape Cod Bay Wildlife

As heat waves fueled by climate change grip much of the East Coast, some nuclear power plants are facing a tough choice: Reduce electricity production on days when our air …

5 Last-Minute Steps to Enter the National Wildlife Photo Contest This Weekend

If you hadn’t heard, the deadline was extended for the National Wildlife Photo Contest. Hopefully this will give many of you the time you need to complete your entries and …

Brown bear

Wildlife’s Summer Vacation Photos

Did you ever write an essay on what you did over summer vacation for class? Or send a post card from your summer trip talking about stuff you did and …

Troubled Waters – Mysterious Wildlife Deaths in Indian River Lagoon

It sounds like a scene straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel – mysterious marine mammal and bird deaths haunting a once pristine South Florida lagoon. A historically vibrant estuary …

Climate Action Must Also Mean Adaptation

I was born and raised in southern Connecticut, about 20 minutes from the beaches of Long Island Sound. My grandparents would say how polluted the waters were when they were …

New Report: Keystone XL Would Drain Cash from American Families

It turns out Canadian tar sands companies and American conservationists agree on something: The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly raise America’s gas prices. A new report from Consumer …

Over 400 people, from all walks of life, rally to demand that lawmakers require that Enbridge replace a 60 year old tar sands pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac and to never allow tar sands to flow through the Great Lakes.

A Rally for the Great Lakes! Enbridge Straits of Mackinac Pipelines Post Extreme Risk to Great Lakes

More than 400 people rallied on Sunday in St. Ignace, Mich., to urge the state’s public officials to protect the Great Lakes from a potential oil spill disaster. The National …

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