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Kate Sheppard

At Least Someone's Enjoying This House Confederate Flag Debacle | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's one group that's not very disappointed that a major House appropriations bill has gotten bogged down in a fight over the Confeder...

Inappropriate Appropriations

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Congressional attacks on bedrock environmental laws are sadly nothing new. What is new, however, is the overwhelming magnitude and targeted nature of this recent wave of attacks. They are clearly intended to undermine the strength of lands, water and wildlife protections and would have disastrous implications for the future of conservation in the U.S.

Coexistence Is the Key to Our Wind Vision

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

In order to fully realize the benefits of wind energy, we must band together to see that the growth of the industry over the next several decades not only helps us meet clean energy goals but provides a stable set of guidelines and assurances for developers and, most importantly, minimizes impacts on wildlife and the environment in more ways than one.

America's Wildlife Refuges Belong to All of Us

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

The Obama administration's recent announcement recommending a wilderness designation for the Arctic Refuge's coastal plain says the administration stands by our nation's legacy of conservation stewardship of important federal lands over short-term economic profits, drilling and destructive development.

Kate Sheppard

Sage-Grouse Species Get Thrown Under The Omnibus | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The $1 trillion omnibus spending agreement released by congressional lawmakers on Tuesday night ultimately managed to avoid including a...

We Deserve Leaders Who Support Conserving Colorado's Natural Heritage

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 01.18.2015 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

As you've likely heard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) listed the imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) last week, a move needed to prevent the bird's extinction.

Saving the Last Wild Bison

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

This week, 139 healthy, genetically pure, wild bison will reclaim a small part of their historic home on the Great Plains when they arrive at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeast Montana on Nov. 13.

Don't Poison Me! A Big Win for Baby Owls (Like This One) and Other Wildlife

Alison Hermance | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

With luck, and with the successful implementation of the EPA regulations, no poisons will enter this owl family's food chain and this little owlet will grow up strong and healthy.

Andrew Perez

Republicans Gear Up For The Great Grouse War Of 2014 | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are working to block federal protection of several species of grouse, arguing that listing the birds as endang...

Michael McAuliff

Congressmen Defend Repairing Oil Pipes With Trash Bags And Duct Tape | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressmen who are angry at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement of environmental regulations were not outraged by an activist's ...

Was This Black-tailed Deer Fawn Kidnapped?

Alison Hermance | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

The first things to look for if you think a wild animal of any age needs rescue are the Five C's. If an animal demonstrates any of these five symptoms, it is an emergency and he needs immediate help.

Protecting the Prairie-Chicken Protects the West -- We Must Do It Right

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 06.09.2014 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

Where the prairie-chicken is concerned, we are talking about expansive, iconic, historic Southwestern vistas, and the best interests of the region's land, people and wildlife.

Rachel Carson's Legacy

Bob Musil | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Bob Musil

Today, fifty years after Rachel Carson's death from breast cancer in the spring of 1964, Carson's influence is intense, her legacy a living one. She continues to be attacked by right-wingers like Rush Limbaugh who hope to tarnish her reputation and hence her political heirs.

Affirming Our All-American Conservation Values Through the Endangered Species Act

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

After 40 important years of protecting America's wildlife for future generations, we find ourselves at a familiar crossroads, similar to where our leaders stood when they originally passed the ESA.

One Year After Sandy, a Moment to Look Back and Face the Future

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.29.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Let's recognize the coming year as an opportunity to begin a new, proactive approach to climate change and extreme weather so we can be better prepared for the next Sandy. And let's look forward to this time next year and see that we have made a difference.

Give Wolves a Chance

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

What would it take to get wolves into Colorado? Yes, our state does have captive wolves at rehabilitation and education centers like Mission: Wolf. But I'm talking about wild wolves like the ones I've seen in Yellowstone National Park.

Get the Lead out!

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Who would you trust with your health, your children's health and that of our wildlife: world renowned scientists or lobbyists from the gun and ammo industry?

Good News for Wolverines Out West

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 07.03.2013 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

Now is the time to work on the long-term effort of helping wolverines reclaim snowy alpine refuges that are unlikely to persist in a warming world.

My Wildlife Story

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

In the face of rapid climate change, rampant energy development and continued habitat loss, we must stop the further decline of imperiled wildlife before they slip closer to the abyss of extinction.

A Rescue Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Mexican gray wolves are an icon of the American southwest. The 15th anniversary of their initial release from captivity into the wild is an important time to reflect on how far these wolves have come.

Environmentalists Take On The NRA

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Environmentalists are pushing legislation to ban lead ammunition in California to prevent toxins from poisoning scavengers that ...

On the Edge of the Fiscal Cliff

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 02.20.2013 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

We've all heard of the fiscal cliff, but what you may not know is that these cuts, scheduled to take effect in early January 2013, will also hurt America's wildlife.

Forest Legislation Won't Solve Fire Threat

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

Congress should be adequately funding the plans and projects already lined up to address the major threats from fires instead of using the devastation Coloradoans have experienced to promote misguided and destructive new policies.

Getting Your Hands Dirty for Wildlife

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

There is more than one way to help wildlife in Colorado. In addition to speaking with your elected officials about the importance of protecting crucial environmental laws, you can also help wildlife by getting outside and getting your hands dirty.

Taking Our Message to Capitol Hill

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 06.18.2012 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

Without sufficient funding, national wildlife refuges in Colorado may not be able to continue protecting wildlife, which would, in turn, hurt local economies.