Conservation

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress Failed Arctic Wildlife

Yesterday, a majority in Congress voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Coastal Plain to mandated oil and gas drilling. This is a spectacular but fragile ecosystem, a place …

Clean Power Plan Repeal and Replace Scheme Threatens Wildlife

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is at it again with a plan to gut America’s first ever federal measure to protect wildlife from the dangers of climate …

How Communities Helped Wildlife in 2017

It has not been the best year for wildlife or conservation. But conservationists are still fighting and we have had some victories in 2017. Communities have been coming together to …

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A Silver Lining for Conservationists in 2017 — We’re Winning The War of Ideas

It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for conservation. The Paris Climate Agreement had two out of three remaining holdouts, Syria and Nicaragua, sign the accord — leaving the U.S. …

The Unknown Story of the Mighty Muskoxen

Muskox, just say it out loud…muskox. In addition to being one of the greatest words (subjectively) to speak in the English language, it’s also a large arctic mammal known for …

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Saving the Swift Fox Took Swift Action

A swift fox races the prairie sunset at a breathtaking pace of 30 mph. Nearby, her kits curl up safe and snug in their den. Thanks to proactive conservation led …

Photo of the Simi Valley fire in CA via US Air Force

Wildfire in a Rapidly Changing World

The fires burning in Southern California are dominating an already full news cycle. Apocalyptic photos of the glowing red hills surrounding Los Angeles freeways and communities seem like CGI imagery …

Could Your Morning Shower Impact Orangutans in Indonesia?

“Have you showered or brushed your teeth today?” Hopefully that’s very easy for you to answer. But this simple question serves as an entry-point to a complex topic: orangutan conservation. …

sea turtle

States Take the Lead on Climate

After the wave of elections in early November, it is clear that states are ready and willing to take the lead in protecting wildlife and people from the threat of …

Blackwater River, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, West Virginia

A Voice from Coal Country

On October 9, 2017, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the beginning of a process to repeal the Clean Power Plan – the nation’s first federal measure to reduce deadly …

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