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Kate Sheppard

Enviros Say Shell's Drilling Plan Could Harm The Pacific Walrus

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of environmental groups are asking the Department of the Interior to rescind permission granted to Shell to begin exploratory d...

Why We Crushed Ivory For Elephants In Times Square

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Today was a great day for elephants -- and a really bad day for ivory traffickers. Today more than one ton of confiscated ivory was crushed in New York City's Times Square, the "crossroads of the world."

Amanda Terkel

Inside The Crumbling Bridge In The Heart Of The Nation's Capital

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the busiest bridges in the nation's capital is deteriorating so badly that officials recently shut down two of its six lanes for ...

Tribal School Gains 'Historic' Waiver From No Child Left Behind Rules

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

The Miccosukee Indian School has received a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act, making it the first individual school to be granted flexibility...

President Obama Must Confront His Own Climate Denial

Kassie Siegel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Kassie Siegel

Even as President Obama rightly deplores global warming's threats to human well-being and our planet's web of life, his administration is opening up more public lands for dirty fossil fuel production and weakening international efforts to cut planet-warming pollution.

Regret to Inform You: Coal Blasting Rages On

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While I love to write about clean energy solutions, Appalachian transition and coalfield regeneration, and the inspiring regenerative city movement, to ignore the deadly impacts of mountaintop removal and coal mining is a betrayal to the residents living on the front lines of coal mining mayhem today.

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com.

Rebecca Klein

The Federal Government Has A Lot Of Work To Do In Fixing Up Native American Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Numerous schools for Native American students are in abysmal physical condition, and it is the federal government’s fault, according to a preliminar...

Interior Secretary Has 'Much to Learn' from Kivalina's Iñupiaq Elders on Climate Change and Village Relocation

Jennifer J. Marlow | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Jennifer J. Marlow

Co-authored by Michael Gerace, Re-Locate founder, and P. Joshua Griffin, doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Washington. Photo...

Grand Canyon Workers Allege Abuses

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into allegations of discrimination, retaliation and a sexually hostile work environment in...

Sec. Of The Interior: Millennial Voters Can Turn The Tide On Climate Change

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Despite the partisan squabbles that seem to be consuming Congress these days, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has faith that millennials can ma...

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Promises Obama Will Act Alone To Preserve Public Land

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers ...

Kate Sheppard

White House Plans Another Big Climate Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its e...

Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument Is Good for Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is the crossroads of New Mexico's diverse history and culture, filled with natural wonders and incredible hunting and recreational opportunities.

Kate Sheppard

The Secretary Of The Interior Lays Out What's Most Frustrating About Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has faced an uphill battle in Washington as she tries to implement her ambitious agenda. In February, she went snowsho...

Kids to Secretary Jewell: Follow the Science

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Leda Huta

Last week we posted a video reply from the young person Secretary Jewell referenced in a public appearance in Washington, D.C. She asked Secretary Je...

Cultivating the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Levi Novey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Levi Novey

There's no silver bullet to combating climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, and pollution of our air, water, and communities. But what these "Champions" perhaps give us most is inspiration and an example to follow.

Congress Studies New Way To Fund Wildfire Prevention

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bipartisan effort is underway in Congress to change the way the country pays to battle its most catastrophic wildfires. Lawma...

Wild Horses at Risk of Slaughter as BLM's Problems Worsen

Suzanne Roy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Suzanne Roy

The BLM told us this could never happen, but it did. They told us they'd investigate how this happened, but they didn't. They said it would never happen again; do you trust them? You shouldn't.

What's Worth the Fight?

Mark Starr | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Mark Starr

I believe our shared American heritage is actually worth fighting for -- and have served my country accordingly. But fighting for a gravel road? Not so much.

Kate Sheppard

Government Shutdown Cost Communities Near National Parks $414 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last October's 16-day government shutdown cut the number of visitors to national parks by nearly 7.9 million, according to a report issu...

On Our First Ever World Wildlife Day, Let's Put an End to Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

John Kerry | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
John Kerry

You can do your part too. Do not buy suspicious goods. Do not buy ivory -- even small trinkets or jewelry. Turn down the offer to buy that tiger skin rug. Reject the shark fin soup. We can make a difference for ourselves, and for generations to come.

Protecting Pristine Lands for Future Generations

Dan Chu | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

Last week my wife and I drove up the legendary Highway One on the California coast. Our destination was somewhere about 100 miles north of San Francisco, planted on the windswept bluffs perched above the ocean.

Where Big Business Meets the BLM

Ellis Richard | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

Public lands, most of it federally managed lands in national parks, national forests and Bureau of Land Management landscapes generate millions of dollars a year. Some of that revenue comes from outdoor recreation gear sales, including all that outdoor fashion wear.