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US/Canada Border in the International Peace Park

Down with the National Insecurity and Federal Lands Destruction Act

October 3, 2011
Defending our canon of environmental protection doesn’t put plants and animals above people, as Bishop has suggested, but rather it places a premium...
Proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline

Mega myths of the Keystone XL pipeline

September 6, 2011
Pipeline proponents say the XL will create jobs and lessen U.S. dependency on oil from hostile sources, while hardly disrupting the environment. In...
Bodie Hills

Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act: Some places are as good as...

August 23, 2011
The legislation—dubbed the “Great Outdoors Giveaway” by opponents—seeks to strip some roadless tracts and other Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) of...

NOAA's new 'normals' are in

July 7, 2011
NOAA's new normals are warmer
Kids march for climate change

Climate change: The kids are not alright

June 2, 2011
The goal of the effort, which is being led by Our Children’s Trust, an Oregon-based non-profit, is to file suits and petitions against the federal...

Aerial fire retardant drops face opposition from environmental...

May 25, 2011
The United States Forest Service is faced with the duty to decide whether the positive preventative effects of aerial fire retardant drops outweighs...

Yellowstone's Balancing Act

May 19, 2011
Yellowstone National Park has come to a major crossroads at which it will define the future of the park. It will either begin to take a stand for...
Kaibab National Forest

Grand Canyon: Time is running out

April 18, 2011
On July 21, a moratorium on staking new uranium and other hardrock mining claims, on over one million acres of public land near the Grand Canyon...
Energy, Forests, Water
Statue of Liberty with solar light

Conservation: Red, white and blue is the new green

March 23, 2011
Despite what freshman Republican lawmakers would have us believe, giving a flying finch about the environment is very American.

Draft Forest Planning Rule: Public comment ideas

March 16, 2011
The bottom line is that the current planning process is too complex, too time-consuming, and too fraught with unnecessary decisions and choices that...
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