January, 2014

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good …

Rhode Islanders — Urge Your Leaders to Lead the Nation with Offshore Wind Power! (Updated 2/18)

Charting a new energy course for the United States is no small task—but a small project in the waters of a small state may be the first in the nation …

Tar Sands Exposed Tour Shows Human, Environmental Cost of Dirty Fuel

The contrast of images is stark, startling.  Scenes of majestic beauty untouched by the hands of people and scraped earth scraped made toxic and lifeless.  Images of the earth’s bounty; …

Arctic Birds Suffering in A Changing Climate

North in the Arctic, there is a mystery unfolding. Populations of birds have entered into a sharp and rapid decline, leaving scientists scrambling to understand just what is happening. As …

Snowshoes

Winter Hiking for Kids: Creating Memories in the Snow

It was as a young adult that Yemaya Maurer, coauthor of AMC Guide to Winter Hiking & Camping, became aware of the pleasures of traveling through a winter landscape and mourned …

Snowy Owl in Washington DC

Snowy Owl Sighting in Downtown DC

Today brought another rare sighting of a snowy owl in downtown Washington, D.C., this time on the Washington Post building at the corner of 15th and L St. N.W. (Any …

Coal Train from the Powder River Basin Derails

This past weekend, 19 coal cars derailed in Caledonia, Wisconsin.  The 135-car train was carrying coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to a power plant facility in Sheboygan, Wisconsin …

Coal Train

Dirty Business: Congress Seeks To Export U.S. Fossil Fuels and Carbon Pollution

In another shameless attempt to undermine sound climate policy and keep the pedal to the metal on dirty fuel production, House Congressional members snuck a provision into the Omnibus Appropriations …

Tar Sands in our Tanks? Tracing Extreme Energy on its way to New England

So far, New England has remained virtually free of the extreme, polluting form of energy known as tar sands. Less than 1 percent of our fuel comes from the viscous, …

Senate Steps Up for Climate

The Senate started off 2014 with a lot of climate action.  Last week, the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. At …

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