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Opinions and analysis by Center for Biological Diversity staffers

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March 27, 2014 "Protecting Florida panthers," Jaclyn Lopez, The Gainesville Sun

March 26, 2014 "Four Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Is Recovering Faster Than Environment," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

March 23, 2014 "Fracking boom could increase California’s earthquake risk, " Shaye Wolf, Sacramento Bee

March 20, 2014 "Hey Wildlife Lovers: Take Extinction Off Your Plate," Stephanie Feldstein, The Huffington Post

March 17, 2014 "OR-7’s return and expanding Oregon wolf population are wake-up calls for California," Amaroq Weiss, Sacramento Bee

March 3, 2014 "Update oil spill response," Mollie Matteson, Albany Times Union

February 28, 2014 "Will the SNWA pipeline doom the endangered sage grouse?" Rob Mrowka, Reno Journal-Gazette

February 10, 2014 "The Verdict: Science Behind Stripping Wolf Protections Fatally Flawed," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

February 2, 2014 "'Wild Buck' timber sale undercuts forest restoration," Jay Lininger, Arizona Republic

January 31, 2014 "Obama and Keystone XL: Which Future Will He Choose?" Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

January 26, 2014 "Don't let snake rattles in Georgia go silent," Collette Adkins Giese, Savannah Morning News

January 19, 2014 "Well-established science on fire recovery is not ‘extreme,’" Justin Augustine, Sacramento Bee

January 17, 2014 "Saving These Rare Orcas? Protect Their Favorite Haunts," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

January 11, 2014 "The Unacceptable Cost of 'Gassing' Rattlers," Collette Adkins Giese, Austin American-Statesman

January 8, 2014 "Holy Icebergs! A Warmer, Thirstier Future on Tap," Stephanie Feldstein, The Huffington Post

January 5, 2014 "Endangered Species Act still needed 40 years later," Noah Greenwald, The Oregonian

January 3, 2014"Our Climate Hangover: 5 Reasons to End America's Fossil Fuel Fiesta in 2014," Kassie Siegel, The Huffington Post

January 3, 2014 "Save Georgia’s Amphibians," Robert Hill and Collette Adkins Giese, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 26, 2013 "Latest Endangered Species Act Battle Shows Why It's "Doc" Hastings, Not Dr. Hastings," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

December 20, 2013 "Invite a Polar Bear Into Your Bed This NYE," Stephanie Feldstein, The Huffington Post

December 20, 2013 – "Marin County’s Golden Opportunity to Protect Region’s Endangered Coho Salmon," Jeff Miller, indybay.org

December 18, 2013 "Stop the Slaughter: Time to Rein in Wildlife Services' Reign of Terror," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

December 11, 2013 "Can Superfund Save This Garbage-Strewn Island?" Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

December 4, 2013 "Death of Yellowstone's Most Famous Wolf Is a Troubling Sign of Things to Come," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

November 25, 2013 "Move to Strip Protections for Yellowstone Grizzlies Premature, Lacks Transparency," Louisa Willcox, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

November 25, 2013 "Meet George Jetson — and His Test Tube Turkey?" Stephanie Feldstein, The Huffington Post

November 23, 2013 "Offshore Fracking Poses Environmental Risks," Emily Jeffers, Daily Pilot

November 20, 2013 "Willful Ignorance at Interior?" William Snape III, The Hill

November 20, 2013 "California Wolves: Endangered Species Needs Help to Be Saved," Amaroq Weiss, San Jose Mercury News

November 1, 2013 – "And the 2013 Worst of the Worst Award Goes to..." Kierán Suckling, The Huffington Post

October 30, 2013 – "Don't End the Grouse's Dance," Rob Mrowka, Reno Gazette-Journal

October 25, 2013 – "Endangered Species Act Protection Proposed for Oregon Spotted Frogs, Other Amphibians Under Settlement," Collette Adkins Giese, Frog Log

October 24, 2013 – "Dear 7 Billionth Baby: Some Lessons on Your 2nd Birthday," Stephanie Feldstein, The Huffington Post

September 27, 2013 – "2020 Is Key Number in New Climate Report Highlighting Need for Greater Carbon Cuts," Shaye Wolf

September 25, 2013 – "Keystone XL's Ugly Toll on America's Endangered Species," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

September 19, 2013 – "It's Not Easy Being Green: Frogs (and Many of Our Other Slimy Friends) Need Help," Collette Adkins Giese, The Huffington Post

September 3, 2013 – "Protecting Frogs Protects the Sierra for All of As,"Jeff Miller,Manateca Bulletin

August 5, 2013 "New Study: Pipeline Incidents Caused 500 Deaths, 2000 Injuries, $7 Billion in Losses Since 1986," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

July 23, 2013 "McCarthy’s Next Challenge at EPA: Confront Climate Chaos," Bill Snape, The Hill

July 15, 2013 "Duller, More Lifeless Oceans? No Thanks," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

July 3, 2013 "Turtle Derbies: A Race Our Turtles (and Children) Can't Win," Collette Adkins Giese, The Huffington Post

June 17, 2013 "New York Climate Plan Should Push Obama to Act," Shaye Wolf, The Huffington Post

June 14, 2013 "The Next Storm: New York Prepares, but the Rest?" Shaye Wolf, The New York Times

May 26, 2013 "In Focus: Protection for two rare plants has many benefits," Noah Greenwald, Tri-City Herald

May 24, 2013 "Political Meddling + Endangered Species Act = Trouble," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

May 22, 2013 "District Becomes a Leader in Climate Policy," William J. Snape III, The Current [pdf from print version]

May 21, 2013"5 Fatal Flaws in President Obama's New Fracking Regulations," Kassie Siegel, The Huffington Post

May 14, 2013 "It Doesn’t Take a Superhero to Save the Planet, Just a Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions," Jaclyn Lopez, Latina Lista

May 12, 2013 – "Viewpoints: Bid to halt fracking in state builds momentum," Kassie Siegel, The Sacramento Bee

May 12, 2013 – "Your View: Letter Was Wrong," Michael Robinson, Las Cruces Sun-News

May 7, 2013 – "America Must Lead Global Fight Against Aviation Carbon Pollution," Bill Hemmings and Vera Pardee, The Huffington Post

May 3, 2013 – "Don't Pull the Plug on America's Wolves," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

April 29, 2013 – "Lizard’s Remarkable Recovery: The Endangered Species Act Works," Noah Greenwald, Santa Barbara Independent

April 17, 2013 – "Don't Ignore the Root of Trouble in Our Oceans," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

April 9, 2013 – "From Virginia to Mississippi, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Designate Beach Areas Critical Habitat for Loggerhead Sea Turtles," Jaclyn Lopez, Latina Lista

April 9, 2013 – "Rogue Agency's Agent Investigated in Wolf Killing," Kierán Suckling, The Huffington Post

April 7, 2013 – "Viewpoints: State's Wolf Management Plan Could Set Tone for U.S.," Amaroq Weiss, The Sacramento Bee

April 2013 – "We Must Halt this Fracking Boom to Safeguard Our Climate," Kassie Seigel, National Geographic

March 28, 2013 – "Climate Chaos Is Bigger Threat than Space Rocks," Shaye Wolf, The Hill

March 21, 2013 – "Obama Voters to Obama: Reject Keystone XL," Kierán Suckling, The Huffington Post

March 21, 2013 – "Letters to the Editor: Fracking-boom Study Paid for by Oil Industry," San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Kassie Siegel

March 18, 2013 – "52 Congressional Representatives Are Right to Call for Continued Protection of Wolves in Lower 48," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

March 16, 2013 – "Timid Steps Won't Recover Wolverines in Colorado or Anywhere," Daily Camera, Noah Greenwald

February 28, 2012 – "New Poll Finds Americans Are Worried About Runaway Population Growth," Jerry Karnas, The Daily Beast

February 15, 2012 – "Human fertility crowds out Earth’s other inhabitants,"Jerry Karnas, Daily Herald

February 9, 2012 – "As Life Breeds Life, Extinction Begets Extinction," Jacki Lopez, Latina Lista

January 23, 2013 – "Enviro Act Not Broken," Jonathan Evans, San Francisco Chronicle

January 23, 2013 – "Climate Crisis Worsens While We Wait for Action," Tim Ream, The Register-Guard

January 31, 2013 – "Airlines' Billion-Dollar Bonanza Underscores Need for Real Climate Action," Bill Hemmings and Vera Pardee, The Huffington Post

January 25, 2013 – "Letter to the Editor – Toxic Lead In Hunting Ammunition: The Time Has Come to Phase It Out," William J. Snape, III, AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News

January 21, 2013 – "Record Heat Puts Obama on Climate Hot Seat," Shaye Wolf, The Miami Herald

January 7, 2013 – "Florida’s Population Paradox," Jerry Karnas, The Miami Herald

January 2, 2013 – "Arctic Drilling Proves Dangerous Again," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

December 11, 2012 – "Latino Coalition Petitions President Obama to Make AZ Rep. Raúl Grijalva Next Secretary of the Interior," Jaclyn Lopez, Latina Lista

December 10, 2012 – "Finally, Help for Hawaii’s Troubled Corals," Miyoko Sakashita, Honolulu Civil Beat

December 10, 2012 – "Iliamna Seals Matter, as Does the Bristol Bay Watershed," Kiersten Lippmann, Anchorage Daily News

December 8, 2012 – "The Child’s Menagerie," Lydia Millet, The New York Times

October 26, 2012 – "BATS- We may not see them, but we need them!" Jacki Lopez, southfloridagreennews

October 11, 2012 – "Laws to Fight Warming," Kassie Siegel, The New York Times

October 4, 2012 – "Why Everyone Loses From U.S. Boycott of the UN Biodiversity Agreement," Bill Snape, China Dialogue

October 1, 2012 – "Denver Debate Shouldn't Skip Tough Climate Questions," Kassie Siegel, The Huffington Post

November 30, 2012 – "Dredge Benefits Outweighed by Damaged Environment," Jacki Lopez, Tampa Bay Times

November 26, 2012 – "Pa. Is Failing to Act to Halt Extinction: The Game Commission Backtracks and Lets Bats Continue to Be Decimated," Mollie Matteson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

October 26, 2012 "BATS- We may not see them, but we need them!" Jacki Lopez, South Florida Green News

September 26, 2012 – "Another Boom," Patrick Sullivan, SF Weekly

September 11, 2012 – "Why Organics Are Still Good for You," Jaclyn Lopez, Latina SLista

September 6, 2012 – "Water Grab," Adam Lazar, The San Bernardino County Sun

September 4, 2012 –"3 Ways the Arctic Meltdown Threatens the Whole World," Kassie Siegel, The Huffington Post

August 30, 2012 – "Five Dirty Little Secrets Behind the U.S. New Vehicle Mileage Rules," Vera Pardee, The Huffington Post

August 24, 2012 – "Plastic: Durable, Disposable . . . and Deadly for Sea Life," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

August 14, 2012 – "The Current Truth: Climate Change Is Happening Now, Jaclyn Lopez, latinalista.com

August 8, 2012 – "The 5 Most Dangerous Climate Change Myths," Kassie Siegel, The Huffington Post

August 6, 2012 – "Letters: Resources to prevent global warming already exist," Kassie Siegel, USA TODAY News

July 31, 2012 – "A Reptilian Take on Your Bright Green Lawn," Collette Adkins Giese, MinnPost

July 26, 2012 – "Saving Salamanders, and Ourselves, From Ourselves," Tierra Curry, Courier-Journal

July 21, 2012 – "An Amphibian Take on our Atrazine Nation," Jonathan Evans, Contra Costa Times

June 9, 2012 – "Water Grab," Adam Lazar, San Bernardino County Sun

May 26, 2012 – "California Should Take the Lead on Rules for Fracking," Kassie Siegel, The Sacramento Bee

May 20, 2012 – "Desert Water — Public or Private?" Ileene Anderson, Los Angeles Times [PDF OF PRINT VERSION]

May 17, 2012 – "On Endangered Species Day, Stories of Unparalleled Success," Kierán Suckling, The Huffington Post

April 27, 2012 – "Frogs Need More than a Kiss," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

April 27, 2012 – "Latest Death of Hawaiian Monk Seal a Troubling Sign for This Rare Marine Mammal," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

April 10, 2012 – "Fish Story," Rob Mrowka, Las Vegas Review-Journal

March 31, 2012 – "SLC and Clean Air," Miyoko Sakashita, Salt Lake Tribune

March 10, 2012 – "More Work to Be Done on Mortgage Scammers," Rob Mrowka, Las Vegas Review-Journal

February 29, 2012 – "It's Time to Return Wolves to the West Coast," Noah Greenwald, Huffington Post

February 16, 2012 – "Grand Canyon Wins New Protections From Uranium Mining," Taylor McKinnon, The Cleanest Line

February 01, 2012 – "President Obama was right to reject the Keystone pipeline," Amy Atwood and Jeanne Roy, The Oregonian

January 31, 2012 – "As Bat Deaths Mount, So Does Urgency for a National Response," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

January 26, 2012 – "ESAv a Good Thing," Collette Adkins Giese, Leander Ledger

January 13, 2012 – "Keystone XL in the 'National Interest'? No Way," by Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

January 9, 2012 – "Clearing the Runway for Carbon Pollution Reduction — A Better Way to Fly," Vera Pardee, Legal Planet

January 2012 – "A Nevada Environmental Wish List for 2012," Rob Mrowka, Joyce Communications

December 27, 2011 – "Bullying the EU on Global Warming . . . or Trying To," Vera Pardee,The Huffington Post

December 26, 2011 – "Government's Decision on Wolves Is Premature," Collette Adkins Giese, Journal-Sentinel

December 15, 2011– "Making Sense of the Durban Climate Talks," Kassie Siegel, The Huffington Post

November 24, 2011 – "There's Still a Chance to Save the Mississippi Gopher Frog," Collette L. Adkins Giese, Times-Picayune

October 17, 2011 – "Kintigh is Wrong about Endangered Species Act," Jay Lininger, NMPolitics.net

September 1, 2011 – "Latest ESA Success: The Return of a Once-rare Snake," Kierán Suckling, The Huffington Post

August 31, 2011 – "Rebuttal: Saving Species From Extinction Is No Mere ‘Distraction," Amy Harwood, CommonDreams.org

August 28, 2011 – "Species Aren't to Blame," Ileene Anderson, San Bernardino County Sun

August 11, 2011 – "Putting an Arctic Scientist on Ice," Kassie Siegel,The Huffington Post

July 28, 2011 – "Grand Canyon: Iconic Landscape, Unprecedented Threat," Kierán Suckling,The Huffington Post

July 26, 2011 – "'Extinction Rider' Would Unravel Years of Work Protecting Rare Species,"Kierán Suckling,The Huffington Post

July 21, 2011 – "Center for Biological Diversity: Our Goal Is to Save Species, Not Make Money," Kierán Suckling, Tucson Weekly

July 14, 2011
– "A Brighter Future for Hundreds of U.S. Species," Kierán Suckling, The Huffington Post

June 13, 2011 – "McKinnon: Cooperation Crucial in Forest Restoration," Taylor McKinnon, The Arizona Republic

Summer 2011 – "It’s Too Early to Abandon Wolf Recovery," Collette Adkins Giese, International Wolf Magazine

May 21, 2011 – "Endangered, eh? Canada Scientists Confirm Bluefin Tuna Are in Deep Trouble," Catherine Kilduff, Ethicurean

May 2, 2011 – "Don't Be a Sucker for ESA Scare Tactics," Adam Lazar and Ileene Anderson, The Hill

April 18, 2011– "Don't Blame the Santa Ana Sucker," Adam Lazar and Ileene Anderson, The Hill

April 11, 2011 – "Say No to Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon," Taylor McKinnon, New Scientist

February 23, 2011 – "Survival of Endangered Fish Calls for Protection," Ileene Anderson, The San Bernardino County Sun

February 14, 2011 – "White-Nose Syndrome Bat Disease: An Unprecedented Epidemic," Mollie Matteson, The Huffington Post

December 30, 2010 – "Facing the Prospect of Extinction, Polar Bears Deserve More From Salazar," Kassie Siegel,The Huffington Post

December 14, 2010 – "Endangered Listing Needed to Save Alaska Polar Bears," Rebecca Noblin, Anchorage Daily News

December 4, 2010 "World Leaders Must Act at UN Cancun Climate Change Conference," Matt Vespa, The Bay Citizen

November 16, 2011 "Question of Wolves Is Again at Our Door," Collette Adkins Giese, Star Tribune

October 18, 2010 – "Get the Lead Out," Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times

October 10, 2010 "Protecting Mountaintop Species," Noah Greenwald, Denver Post

October 5, 2010 "Not Just a Number: Why 350 is the Key to the Glbal Climate Crisis," Matt Vespa and Kevin Bundy, The Bay Citizen

September 30, 2010 "Gray Wolves Need National Recovery Plan," Noah Greenwald, The Salt Lake Tribune

September 2, 2010 "Island Birds Vulnerable to Global Warming," Noah Greenwald, Star Advertiser

August 17, 2010 "Temporary Fix of Arctic Oil Not Worth Steep Price to Polar Bears," Kassie Siegel, San Jose Mercury News

July 25, 2010 "Gulf of Regulation," Kierán Suckling, The Register Guard


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