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Tell it to the Birds: Confession and the Nature of Change

Posted September 19, 2014 by Andrew Wetzler in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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Last night I had the opportunity to experience a new installation by NRDC artist-in-residence, Jenny Kendler, at the opening of EXPO Chicago. The piece, “Tell it to the Birds,” asks participants to enter a beautiful small dome, where they sit...continued

Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action Clear

Posted September 18, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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  Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising seas to widespread droughts, wildfires, floods and famine,...continued

CEC calls for investigation into authorization of coastal projects in Gulf of California

Posted September 18, 2014 by Carolina Herrera in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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In a move that could help strengthen environmental governance in Mexico, the Secretariat of the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC)** has called for an investigation into whether key regulations have been effectively enforced during the review and authorization...continued

Unique and endangered: Why we need to protect the Gulf of Mexico's Bryde's whales now

Posted September 18, 2014 by Sylvia Fallon in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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Until recently, scientists recognized just two subspecies of Bryde’s whales (pronounced Broo-dus) worldwide  – the Eden form and the Bryde’s form. The 30- to 50-feet baleen whales (the kind that filter food like plankton and krill through tiny hairs in...continued

NRDC Petitions to List Endangered Gulf Whale

Posted September 18, 2014 by Michael Jasny in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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 Under the definition of “in harm’s way,” there should be a photo of the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s (pronounced BROO-dus) whale. This forty-foot whale—cousin to blues and humpbacks, and the only great whale known to reside in the Gulf—is in desperate...continued

More scientific evidence of risks to wildlife from oil and gas development

Posted September 17, 2014 by Amy Mall in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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I've blogged before about the risks to wildlife from oil and gas development. For example, declining mule deer herds in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. The latest science now documents the impacts on another species--elk--from natural gas operations. Scientists compared data on elk...continued

The future of fires: what's missing from the SCC?

Posted September 16, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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 This blog was originally published at the Cost of Carbon Pollution project here. The 2014 wildfire season is not yet over, but in some regions it is already one of the most destructive ever. Fires continue to rage in many...continued

Bobby Andrew to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine

Posted September 15, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today we are running the final in a series of ads in Washington, D.C. urging the Obama administration to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. The ads in Politico feature Alaskans from Bristol Bay explaining, in their own words, why it’s...continued

City issues are environmental issues. Here's why.

Posted September 11, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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   Cities need nature, as I wrote in an earlier essay.  But what is not so well understood is that nature also needs cities.  There is simply no way we can protect and maintain a beautiful, thriving, natural and rural...continued

Bristol Bay to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine Now

Posted September 8, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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This week we’re running a series of ads in Washington, D.C. urging the Obama administration to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. The ads in Politico feature Alaskans from Bristol Bay explaining, in their own words, why it’s essential that EPA...continued

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