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Obama Short on Environmental Issues

Posted January 28, 2010 | 15:45:31 (EST)

I would like to write about what President Obama has done right for wildlife and the environment, but the good things are hard to find. This is not to say that Obama has not done some positive things. He has. For instance he has admitted that our oceans are becoming...

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Jade: The Little Elephant That's Fighting A Deadly Virus

Posted February 17, 2009 | 11:19:34 (EST)

It's tough being an elephant sick with herpes. Herpes is frequently fatal to elephants, and for Jade, a 23 month old Asian Elephant at the St. Louis Zoo, she is fighting a potentially deadly condition.

The herpesvirus attacks cells lining blood vessels of the heart and other organs. Capillaries begin...

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The View Heats Up Over Wolf Killings

Posted February 8, 2009 | 11:40:59 (EST)

Thursday on The View, the debate raged over Ashley Judd's video denouncing aerial wolf killing. Teaming up with Defender's of Wildlife Action Fund, Ms. Judd is taking a stance on this barbaric practice of shooting animals from planes.

Elisabeth, of course, was unconvinced that Sarah Palin has anything to do...

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Chocolate or Pills Which Is Worse for Pets?

Posted January 30, 2009 | 13:23:12 (EST)

The ASPCA has reminded us pet lovers that certain valentine treats can be harmful to our furry companions. There are two prominent ones this year. The first one is of course chocolate. The surprise one is lilies, as in the flower variety. According to the ASPCA's poison control experts, all...

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Obama Steps Up For Wildlife

Posted January 23, 2009 | 13:40:13 (EST)

Some good news today. President Obama has halted measures that would eliminate Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in the northern Rockies. This memo, sent by Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, was issued Tuesday to all agencies and executive departments commanding them to stop all proposed actions until a full...

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Clean Water Act Challenged By Mining Industry

Posted January 12, 2009 | 13:42:20 (EST)

The Clean Water Act is designed to maintain and restore the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the nation's water supply. One of the ways this is accomplished is by preventing pollution sources from entering the water system. Today, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments regarding the re-interpretation of...

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Polar Bear Peril-Video Not To Be Missed

Posted January 8, 2009 | 12:23:47 (EST)

Polar bears spend much of their lives on the frozen sea. They hunt in the sea swimming from ice patch to ice patch in search of their next meal, which is generally seals. Since seals are a mainstay for the carnivores, they find them where ice meets water. These areas...

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Sonar vs. Whales: Guess Who Loses?

Posted December 30, 2008 | 10:39:16 (EST)

Deafening sonar will continue off the coast of Southern California due to a new Supreme Court ruling. The decision was made with a 5-4 vote, and will lift restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar which are used for U.S. Navy training exercises.

Obviously this decision is not setting well...

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Help Wolves In Greater Yellowstone

Posted November 13, 2008 | 10:38:38 (EST)

The attacks are looming again. While the Bush Administration tries to make nice with the new President-elect Barack Obama, it is secretly trying to reverse federal protection of gray wolves once again.

The proposed plan, to strip gray wolves of their Endangered Species status, will once again allow state-sponsored killing...

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Time To Save Endangered Species Act

Posted October 6, 2008 | 13:39:03 (EST)

Governor Sarah Palin likes the line, drill baby drill. She likes it so much she is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because she believes the polar bear should not be on the Endangered Species list. This is one example of the travesty we will face if non-scientific individuals...

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This Election Women Shouldn't Forget The Abortion Debate

Posted September 22, 2008 | 14:58:49 (EST)

Roe v. Wade is still a hot topic. We know that John McCain and Sarah Palin are pro-life. They appear to be staunch supporters of denying women the right to make decisions regarding their reproductive lives.

Recently, on Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer asked Cindy McCain,...

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Biden Travels to St. Louis

Posted September 17, 2008 | 10:52:00 (EST)

Joe Biden made a stop in St. Louis last week on a sunny, balmy afternoon. He spoke at Mehlville High School in the heart of suburbia. When I arrived at the school there were police directing traffic, protesters with abortion signs across the street, button sellers at the corner and...

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