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Green tech finds: Wildlife goes virtual, Farmville gets real

Article: Green tech finds: Wildlife goes virtual, Farmville gets real

Assembly lines rolling out the Focus Electric: Think Nissan’s the only game in town for a true electric vehicle? Not anymore: Ford’s started production of its 2012 Focus Electric in Michigan. (via @edbegleyjr)

Ranger Rick comes to the iPhone: Your kids bug you to play games on your smartphone? The National Wildlife Federation has created a way to make sure they’re learning something. The new Ranger Rick mobile apps provide games for kids as young as 2 (yes, 2!) to sharpen their knowledge about wild animals.

Duck hunters: the best advocates for Gulf Coast environmental restoration?

Article: Duck hunters: the best advocates for Gulf Coast environmental restoration?

During last year’s BP oil spill, I noted in several different venues that, as someone who grew up on the Gulf Coast, I saw this disaster as another chapter in a long history of active degradation of coastal environments. The spill itself deserved the attention it received… but I also hoped that it would bring the decades of destruction into focus.

Clean Energy Can Fuel Economic Revival, Green Groups Tell Obama

Article: Clean Energy Can Fuel Economic Revival, Green Groups Tell Obama

WASHINGTON, DC, November 28, 2008 (ENS) – President-elect Barack Obama can revive the U.S. economy – and aggressively combat climate change – by investing in clean energy technologies and strengthening environmental protections, the leaders of major U.S. environmental groups advise. The recommendation is a central part of a lengthy wish list of policies sent to…

U.S. Flood Insurance Endangers Puget Sound Salmon, Orcas

Article: U.S. Flood Insurance Endangers Puget Sound Salmon, Orcas

SEATTLE, Washington, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – The National Flood Insurance Program is pushing orcas and several runs of salmon towards extinction, in violation of the Endangered Species Act, according to a regulatory finding issued today by scientists at the National Marine Fisheries Service. The National Flood Insurance Program is implemented by the Federal Emergency…

Global Warming Wake Up Call for U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

Article: Global Warming Wake Up Call for U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – “The big picture is that global warming is putting hurricanes on steroids,” declared climate scientist Dr. Amanda Staudt of the National Wildlife Federation, one of the country’s largest conservation groups. Windspeeds could increase 13 percent and rainfall could increase 31 percent, Staudt warned at the launch of her…

Warming Climate Adds to U.S. Flood Fears

Article: Warming Climate Adds to U.S. Flood Fears

WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change will bring an increase in severe storms like the ones responsible for the devastating floods plaguing the U.S. Midwest, experts warned Tuesday. But current government flood forecasts and insurance programs do not consider the effects of global warming, leaving Midwest residents with an incomplete assessment of…

Florida Urged to Heed Global Warming Survival Guide

Article: Florida Urged to Heed Global Warming Survival Guide

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 2, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups have issued a coastal, marine system global warming survival guide for Florida in an effort to prod state officials into taking action now while disaster is still manageable. Florida has heated up by about two degrees Fahrenheit since the 1960s and scientists project that average temperatures…

Miami Hosts World's First Carbon Neutral Fishing Contest

Article: Miami Hosts World's First Carbon Neutral Fishing Contest

MIAMI, Florida, January 16, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s first carbon neutral fishing tournament was held over the weekend at the Miami Beach Marina. Twenty-three boats competed in the event, with the winning team catching and releasing 10 fish to take top honors in the Sailfish Tournament. The tournament completed its pledge to balance its…

Conservation Groups Sue to Block Electric Transmission Corridors

Article: Conservation Groups Sue to Block Electric Transmission Corridors

WASHINGTON, DC, January 10, 2008 (ENS) – Eleven regional and national environmental organizations today announced plans to file suit against the Department of Energy over its final designation of a mid-Atlantic National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. On October 5, the Energy Department published its order designating two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors – the Mid-Atlantic…