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Here's One Way To Fund Under-funded Conservation Work: Corporations

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior announced a new partnership on Tuesday with outdoor retailer The North Face to promote the work of citizen c...

Feds Decide Not To Add Greater Sage Grouse To Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will not be adding the greater sage grouse to the federal endangered speci...

Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces incr...

Interior Secretary Says It's Ridiculous Congress Is Even Considering Another Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior is already working on its shutdown plans in case Congress isn't able to pass a continuing resolution to...

After Six Years Of Talk, Interior Department Finally Releases New Coal Mining Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Interior issued long-awaited regulations on Thursday for protecting streams from the adverse effects of...

Kate Sheppard

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

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Rebecca Klein

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