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Cowboy Indian Alliance Sets Up Camp in DC, Says No Keystone XL Tar Sands...

Today, the Cowboy Indian Alliance set up camp on the National Mall in Washington, DC with a ceremony, march with riders on horseback, and erection of a tipi on the mall—the beginning of a weeklong encampment and events calling on... Read More >

Keystone XL may wait on Nebraska route, but climate change impacts wait for...

Graphic from Oil Change International   The State Department is providing additional time for comments on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, extending the process, until more is known about the project’s route through Nebraska. A Nebraska court had... Read More >

A Prudent Action on the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: Waiting for a...

The U.S. State Department has decided to extend the comment period  for the federal agencies who are weighing in on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  In their announcement, the State Department cited the fact there is no legal... Read More >

Check out our ad in today's London Financial Times thanking Rio Tinto for...

Global mining giant Rio Tinto announced last week that it will divest its entire stake in the controversial Pebble Mine by gifting its shares to two Alaskan charitable foundations.  NRDC ran this full-page ad in today’s London Financial Times thanking... Read More >

Greek Mass Stranding Investigation Begins; One Whale Pregnant

On the island of Crete, biologists have begun studying the bodies of whales that perished during the recent mass stranding.   They’ll be looking for tell-tale signs of sonar pathology: bleeding around the brain, lesions in organ tissue, and damage... Read More >

Don't Be Fooled: Rep. Hastings & Friends DON'T Care About the Fish &...

They’re a tricky bunch, that’s for sure. As I watched today’s bogus House Natural Resources Committee hearing, led by Rep. Hastings (R-WA), I was stunned by the feigned sympathy he and his cohorts displayed for the Fish and Wildlife Service.... Read More >

Wildlife Protections for Bears, Wolves, and Mountain Lions Pass the...

The following is a guest blog by NRDC wildlife attorney, Rebecca Riley: Great news for wildlife out of Springfield today. Senate Bill 3049, which protects black bears, wolves, and mountain lions in Illinois, passed in the Senate unanimously. This... Read More >

Setting the Record Straight: Why Wildlife Services Needs to Be Investigated

In case you missed it, this weekend NPR News featured a story about Wildlife Services, the federal program that kills 100,000 native predators each year, and the ongoing federal investigation into its activities. In the piece, several claims are attributed... Read More >

Pollinators find a home at the White House

This past week Michelle Obama held her sixth annual White House garden planting.  Each year the first lady has welcomed kids from local schools to help her plant fruits and vegetables and talk about healthy eating. This year Michelle Obama... Read More >

Update on Greek strandings: More whales

Last week, I wrote about a mass stranding of beaked whales off Crete while the Greek, U.S., and Israeli navies ran exercises offshore – the latest in a long line of whale strandings associated with naval training.  At the... Read More >

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