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Why Wildlife is Cheering for the Clean Power Plan

President Obama has taken a historic and ambitious step in the fight against carbon pollution that threatens wildlife. With the announcement of the finalized Clean Power Plan, the President has …

Common Loons by Ronald Norman

Wildlife Benefits of Clean Power Plan Go Way Beyond Climate Change

There are many benefits to wildlife from reducing carbon emissions from power plants under the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.  Runaway climate change threatens at least half of …

Hooded merganser

From Pristine Bird Haven to Toxic Trap: Canada’s Tar Sands Threaten New England Birds

When Americans talk about tar sands, one of the most pernicious and devastating industrial undertakings the world has ever seen, those lucky enough not to have a pipeline running through …

Common Loon by Gary Lackie

Biologists Study Impact of BP Oil Disaster On Loons

Just over a year ago, I held a “charismatic megavertebrate” on my lap. As a participant on a research project in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of …

Common loons

Photo of the Day: “Loon, Party of Seven.”

Common loons in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan Photo by Flickr member McGill’s Nature in Motion See more photos by McGill’s Nature in Motion on Flickr >> Your Photo …

Common loon and chick

Photo of the Day: Wake Me Up When We Get…

A common loon chick naps on its parent’s back Photo by Flickr member maryanne.pfitz See more of maryanne.pfitz’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one …

New Mercury Limits Protect Wildlife and People Alike!

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new air pollution standards that will result in the first-ever national limits on the amount of mercuryspewing from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. …

Florida Panther

Proposed Riders an Assault to Wildlife

With the holidays right around the corner, House Republican leaders are scrambling to fulfill the last-minute wish lists of their good friends, big polluters. Knowing that Congress must pass the …

[Video] Don’t Let Mercury Silence the Loons’ Call

Have you ever heard a Common Loon yodel? What about hoot, wail or tremolo? Not sure what a tremolo is? Or let’s rewind—not even sure what a Common Loon is? …

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