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[ Obama’s Alaska visit expected to highlight changes in Alaska’s Arctic ]

The region already is experiencing dramatic effects of climate change, with more intense storms, beach erosion, melting permafrost, shifting wildlife habitats and disappearing sea ice.


[ New report sheds light on the emissions coming from public lands ]

When The Wilderness Society looked at fossil fuels from federal lands earlier this year, we revealed a blind spot in the nation’s efforts to address global


[ Five takeaways from this year’s Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas ]

Hundreds of people interested in the future of clean energy gathered in Las Vegas recently to join discussions and hear thoughts from President Obama as part the 8th annual Clean Energy Summit.


[ Wilderness Society Praises Senator Cantwell for Focus on Wildfire ]

Michael Reinemer

Senator Cantwell, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled a hearing in Seattle on August 27 to examine wildfire issues.


[ Some of Colorado’s wildest places may still be at risk ]

While one northwest Colorado plan does not do enough to protect wildlands, a neighboring management plan highlights how the agency can adopt new practices to protect and preserve wild areas.


[ REPORTER MEMO: Alaska Public Lands and Arctic Ocean ]

Tim Woody

When President Obama visits Alaska at the end of August, climate change will be a key focus of his trip. The Wilderness Society developed the following memo to provide a brief primer on key Alaska public lands where the effects of climate change can already be seen.

[ Some of Colorado’s wildest places may still be at risk ]

The management of much of western Colorado’s public lands is moving into a new era.


[ Statement from Jamie Williams about Clean Energy Future of Public Lands ]

Anastasia Greene

“We are heartened to see that President Obama is focusing on clean energy as part of building an enduring environmental legacy in the last 18 months of his presidency, and the Clean Power Plan is a good start,” said Jamie Williams, president of the Wilderness Society

[ Statement from The Wilderness Society regarding Blythe Mesa California solar project approval ]

Anastasia Greene

An announcement to approve the Blythe Mesa Solar Power Project was made just as the eighth annual Clean Energy Summit kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada today.

[ Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Call for New Monuments in the California Desert Timely and Broadly Supported ]

Max Greenberg

The Wilderness Society and the Campaign for the California Desert commend Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for calling on President Obama to designate the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains national monuments, safeguarding i