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March of the Isotherms

William S. Becker | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

The changing climate is forcing species into tough choices: adapt at record speeds to warming temperatures, die off, or invade new territory.

Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the Friday before Labor Day -- in the form of an age-old "Friday News Dump" -- the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) handed a permit to Enbridge, the tar sands-carrying corporate pipeline giant, to open a tar sands-by-rail facility in Flanagan, Ill. by early-2016.

State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge ...

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

Energy Bills Would Limit the 'Public' in Our Public Lands

Ann Morgan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

What happened to the concern for the lands that belong to all Americans?

US Court Denies Halt on Pipeline Set to Replace Keystone XL Northern Half

Steve Horn | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

That 600-mile long, 600,000 barrels per day proposed line runs from Flanagan, Illinois - located in the north central part of the state -- down to Cushing, Oklahoma, dubbed the "pipeline crossroads of the world."

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

10 Nonprofit LinkedIn Accounts To Follow

Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized thei...

Inspiring Wildlife Conservation With Photography

David Mizejewski | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green
David Mizejewski

Photography is one of the best ways to connect people with the natural world, both for the photographer as well for those who are inspired by stunning images. Photography can inspire a love of wildlife and desire to protect it.

Gulf Spill Trial's First Act Ends As BP Rests Its Case

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 22, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP called its final witnesses in the first phase of ...

Molly Ringwald Wrangles Snake on Today Show

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.22.2013 | Celebrity
David Mizejewski

I was on the show to promote National Wildlife Week, the main goal of which is to connect kids to nature and teach them about wildlife, so the fact that Molly knew about wildlife from her kids was just too perfect.

Five Ways to Celebrate National Wildlife Week March 18-24

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
David Mizejewski

It's the 75th annual National Wildlife Week this week, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. This year's theme is "Branching Out for Wildlife" and we're celebrating trees and their importance to wildlife and people.

Lucia Graves

Environmentalists Decry Paul Ryan Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday released his budget proposal calling for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and slashing the discre...

craigconnects Celebrates a Second Anniversary

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

It's craigconnects' second anniversary already, and we've worked with some real good people in the last year to get stuff done.

Good News Re: #Hoot2Give

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey there, folks -- here's the deal: I teamed up with the good folks at National Wildlife Federation to raise money for the furry little critters. Last month, I asked folks on social media to #Hoot2Give. Each time someone used the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, I gave $1 to NWF (up to $5k).

Will You #Hoot2Give This Holiday Season?

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey there -- here's the deal: my team and I worked with the good folks at National Wildlife Federation this past summer to help raise money for their ...

New Orleans Ninth-Ward Bayou Needs Funds To Bounce Back

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 3, 2012 issue.) The feds and the state want to see Bayou Bienvenue in the Crescent ...

The 10 Most Generous Social Media Mavens

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Why are some people seemingly hard-wired for compassion, while others hardly notice suffering? Is generosity the by-product of a virtuous upbringing, a quality we learn primarily through early observation?

Peet's Coffee & Tea and the Next DDT

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Peet's Coffee & Tea has announced to the world that it intends to be acquired by Joh A. Benckiser, a major stakeholder in Reckitt-Benckiser. Reckitt-Benckiser is the company that manufactures and markets the most widely distributed rat poison on the market, d-CON.

Louisiana Coastal Director Says BP Must Pay To The Max

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week "we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands" of the company's responsibilities.

PHOTO: 'The Oatmeal' Comic Creates Fundraising Cartoon As Response To Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact

If only all copyright and false accusation legal matters could be settled with a fundraiser to help save wildlife and also cure cancer. After claim...

Kick Off Your Summer With The Great American Backyard Campout

Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jenn Savedge: Think your family might enjoy camping but afraid to take the plunge into the wilderness? Why not start o...

Conan Plays With Baby Jaguars

David Mizejewski | Posted 08.05.2012 | Celebrity
David Mizejewski

2012-06-05-Screenshot20120605at2.41.12PM.jpgIn my latest appearance on Conan O'Brien's late night talk show on TBS, I brought on some cute and scary wildlife.

Birds and Their Habitats Studied for BP Spill Effects

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted 6,147 dead and 3,046 injured birds in the Gulf in the 12 months after the spill began. Actual losses are larger than the data indicate. Years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, estimates of related seabird deaths and injuries ballooned to 250,000.

Wendy Williams Loves Baby Animals

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.01.2012 | Celebrity
David Mizejewski

In my latest appearance, I pulled out all the stops and brought some of the cutest, cuddliest baby animals around. In the face of such adorableness, even Wendy's natural trepidation around wild animals melted away.