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Sorry, You Can’t Dump Your Coal Sludge on Critical Wetlands

Who in their right mind could think it is a good idea to dump dredge material from a coal port onto pristine wetlands that help protect some of the most valuable habitat in the entire world? Yet th…

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It’s Been One Year Since Sandy. Are We Prepared for the Next Big Storm?

As communities in New York, New Jersey and along the U.S. Northeast coast mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating Superstorm Sandy, many people are working to make their communities more resi…

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Kananaskis Kids Protect Watersheds & Wetlands

Millions of families visit the Canadian province of Alberta and take home memories of stunning natural beauty. Far-reaching boreal forests in the north, endless prairies stretching eastward to Saskatc…

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Possible Cause for Bizarre Bird Migrations

Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas, where they usually spend the whole winter. Instead, they pecked around for a short time and flew back. Scientists believe it may be be…

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Returning Farmland to Nature in Minnesota

Dale Aden is a third-generation farmer in the Midwestern US state of Minnesota. For years, he watched the Okabena Creek flood and destroy his crops and farmland. After the losses took their toll, Aden…

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Migratory Bird Day

Today (and the second Saturday of May every year) is International Migratory Bird Day. As stated by the Environment for the Americas who created IMBD, "Public awareness and concern are crucial compone…

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Environmental Trust Fund for Iowa?

The state of Iowa is considering setting up a 150 million dollar per year environmental trust fund to help with environmental situations like water quality, soil erosion, and wildlife habitat. It woul…

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Cast Your Vote for the Earth

Vote. One word, so very simple, yet every time an Election Day comes around there are millions of people who don't exercise this right. As many as 50 percent of people in the United States just don't …

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