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Three Things to Learn from Bison Conservation

The bison, or American buffalo, roamed the plains and woodlands of North America tens of thousands of years ago. It was a contemporary of saber-toothed cats, woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos …

An Endangered Ecosystem

Picture yourself taking a beautiful spring hike. As you walk, you notice a clearing and decide to sit down under a small opening of trees, looking out over wildflowers, grasses, …

Filter Floodwaters with Flora

Spring in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing: rain. As rain falls on our roofs and streets, it is piped into stormwater drains which eventually empty out into …

Shell Oil: More Drilling, Less Regulation!

Shell Oil has proposed to drill ten exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean in 2012-13, a major expansion of an earlier proposal to drill three wells in 2011.  Citing Shell’s “world-class capabilities” …

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Hard Rock Mines Threaten the Nation’s Waters

Metal prices are on a tear. Both gold and silver prices recently hit all-time highs. While this is good news for investors, it should alarm anyone who cares about clean …

The Upside-Down, Post-Deepwater Horizon World

Historically, environmental disasters have tended to prompt introspection, learning and some level of commitment to do a better job in the future. When an oil blowout blackened the waters near …

Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities Abound. And Where Did Earth Day Come from Anyway?

Wondering how to get involved for Earth Day and Earth Week? Or, wondering how Earth Day got its start? After volunteering with Duwamish Alive! this weekend to eradicate blackberries and …

How your flood losses are increasing: whether you live in a floodplain or not.

Growing up in Seattle, I have learned to live with the rain. Through the years I have accumulated many stylish brands of rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas. But now that …

Finding Unity in Environmental Lobby Day

Over five hundred citizens gathered at the Washington State Capitol on February 15th for the 20th annual Environmental Lobby Day. They came together with the common purpose of expressing to …

NWF, Sage, Orvis and Sportsmen Around Country Say “NO!” to Pebble Mine

Yesterday, 363 sport groups and businesses sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking her to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and its world class fishing …

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