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2008-12-04 06:00:00

Calls on Coal Industry to Live up to the Promise of So-Called "Clean Coal" MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Climate Protection (www.climateprotect.org/about/alliance), League of Conservation Voters (www.lcv.org/about-lcv/), National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org/about/), Natural Resources Defense Council (www.nrdc.org/about) and Sierra Club (www.sierraclub.org/inside/) launched the "Reality" Coalition, a national grassroots and advertising...

2008-09-16 15:00:21

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition welcomes the attention that Great Lakes restoration is generating from both major party presidential candidates, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama. "The release of Senator Obama's plan indicates that the presidential candidates are getting serious about Great Lakes restoration. We look forward to the candidates trying to outdo each other on who is going to stand up for the millions of people,...

2008-09-11 18:00:17

By Todd Hartman The move by state regulators to reverse course on tough wildlife protections proposed for oil and gas operators grew out of a recent series of meetings between the parties convened by Gov. Bill Ritter's office. Ritter's chief of staff, Jim Carpenter, conducted the meetings in late July and August to bring feuding parties closer together on proposed rules to protect wildlife from an energy boom spreading across areas of northwestern Colorado rich with deer and elk herds....

2008-09-08 21:00:12

A cloud of disappointment hovers over the Mississippi Delta following the Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a $220 million flood-control initiative known as the Yazoo Backwater Pump. The decision, however, reflects not only a victory for the environment but a recognition of fiscal realities, as well. The Yazoo project has long been targeted by the National Wildlife Federation and Taxpayers for Common Sense. The NWF has called for reforms within the Corps of Engineers to eliminate...

2008-08-25 12:00:50

Parts of the Endangered Species Act may soon be extinct. The Bush administration wants federal agencies to decide for themselves whether highways, dams, mines and other construction projects might harm endangered animals and plants. New regulations, which don't require the approval of Congress, would reduce the mandatory, independent reviews government scientists have been performing for 35 years, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press. The draft rules also would bar federal...

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2008-08-15 09:10:00

Global warming and past management practices are making forests in the Western United States more susceptible to fire, according to a report released Thursday. Large wildfires, like two that burned thousands of acres in Utah last year, are blamed for making climate change worse and putting unnatural stress on ecosystems, the National Wildlife Federation report said. The report, "Increased Risk of Catastrophic Wildfires: Global Warming's Wake-Up Call for the Western United States," claims...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jeff Skelding, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, +1-202-797-6893, jskelding@nwf.org; Cameron Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes, +1-312-375-2004, cdavis@greatlakes.org; Jordan Lubetkin, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, +1-734-887- 7109, lubetkin@nwf.org ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Advocates for the Great Lakes urged Congress to act quickly on the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, a...

2008-07-21 18:00:27

By E.B. FURGURSON III Staff Writer Sea level rise related to global warming likely will inundate land, alter wetlands and devastate wildlife around the Chesapeake Bay region by the end of the century, according to a recent report by the National Wildlife Federation. By the year 2100, a projected 2-foot rise would make the Pasadena peninsula extremely vulnerable to a damaging storm surger, said Patty Glick, National Wildlife Federation senior global warming specialist and lead author...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

SAUGATUCK, Mich., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Great Lakes states took an historic step toward protecting the lakes from water diversions when Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm today signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. With Granholm's signature, all eight Great Lakes states -- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- have now passed the Great Lakes Compact, a regional water management agreement to...

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2008-07-02 00:10:00

The latest string of floods to hit the U.S. Midwest is providing troublesome clues to conservation experts who claim that many forecasts fail to consider the affects global warming on weather patterns. "Although no single weather event can be attributed to global warming, it's critical to understand that a warming climate is supplying the very conditions that fuel these kinds of weather events," said Amanda Staudt, a climate scientist with the National Wildlife Federation. Floods of such...