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Digging and Drilling in Fracktown, USA

Rebecca Duncan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Rebecca Duncan

A dozen toy shovels dangle from the ceiling of Mr. Kovach's English classroom at Northeastern Ohio's Howland High School, urging students to dig deepl...

Weld County Water Being Tested For Effects Of Oil, Gas Drilling

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 09.13.2013 | Denver

Two teams of researchers will soon begin testing water throughout Weld County to determine what effects or changes, if any, come from oil and gas indu...

Fracking Legislation in Springfield: Where We Stand

Jack Darin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Our pre-World War II Oil and Gas Act is entirely inadequate to protect us from fracking's many threats, and our Department of Natural Resources has none of the resources needed to oversee this controversial industry.

Wildfire Destroys 60 Homes In Washington

Reuters | Jonathan Kaminsky | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green

OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug 14 (Reuters) - Firefighters battled wildfires across the U.S. West on Tuesday, including a massive out-of-control blaze that has...

Major Energy Companies Allegedly Colluded To Avoid Competing

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

By Diane Bartz and Brian Grow WASHINGTON, July 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is probing Chesapeake Energy Corp and Encana ...

Loch Ness Monster Spotted, Ordered To Leave Wisconsin River

AP | Posted 05.04.2012 | Weird News

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- The Loch Ness monster is on vacation in Wisconsin – and state officials want the legendary lady to leave. Department of Nat...

POLL: Did The Michigan Get It Right With New State Park Ice Cream Flavor?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Detroit

The state Department of Natural Resources is capitalizing on Michigan's two loves, symbols (we can handily rattle off the state bird, stone and flower...

Why Interest In Alaskan Gold Mining Has Surged

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Interest in gold mining in Alaska has surged, buoyed by high gold prices and the lure of a landscape that remains relatively unexplo...

New Law Allows Younger Kids To Hunt

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.15.2011 | Detroit

Opening day for firearm deer hunting season in Michigan will see younger hunters in the woods due to a state law that went into effect Sept. 1. Th...

Lee Speigel

Chupacabra Alert: Mysterious Dead Animal Prompts Alarm In Minnesota

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.09.2011 | Weird News

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials are scratching their heads over an unidentified dead mammal that was first spotted July 31 o...

Uncovered in South Carolina: Bear Abuse for Show

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Many animal rights activists believed that the cruel process of "bear baying" disappeared in the 19th century. We now know it is alive and well, but so repulsive as to require immediate action.

Some in Hunting Community Way Off Target

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

One of our most important wildlife protection efforts is to combat poaching. we welcome the opportunity to work with hunters on this issue. But there is a small-mindedness among too many within the hunting fraternity.

Hoosiers Vs. Kudzu: Indiana Strikes Back Against "Leafy Invader"

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

INDIANAPOLIS — A fast-growing vine that's left parts of Indiana beneath tangles of greenery is coming under assault as the state ramps up its ef...