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July 9, 2012 | Blog Post

Why Are You Proud to Be An American?

With the Fourth of July comes a resurgence of patriotism, fireworks, and tasty BBQs, but also the opportunity to reflect on what makes America so great. Here at Earthjustice, we like to think that part of what makes this nation so great are its mountains, our “purple mountain majesties,” and the uniquely American history embedded in those slopes and valleys.

July 6, 2012 | Blog Post

Protecting the Arctic by Doing Their Job

Many Americans used a Wednesday Fourth of July as an excuse to take the entire week off as a holiday. Here’s a patriotic tale of two examples of those who didn’t and we thank them for it.

July 5, 2012 | Feature

Florian Schulz on Icy Adventures and Arctic Stressors

In this episode, Earthjustice content producer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with Florian Schulz, a professional nature and wildlife photographer whose striking images have garnered international recognition. Recently, Schulz released his latest book, To the Arctic, a collection of large-format photographs that offer a glimpse into a world that most people will never see, and one that is rapidly changing.

July 2, 2012 | Feature

The Acid Test: The Process of Ocean Acidification

As carbon pollution increases, oceans absorb the carbon, creating acidic waters that are hostile to species that build shells or skeletons of calcium carbonate. Affected species include corals, tiny sea butterflies known as pteropods, and oysters. All play crucial roles in the marine food web. This unprecedented change in ocean chemistry is predicted to negatively impact the 1.5 billion people who depend on the ocean’s bounty for their livelihood.

July 2, 2012 | Video

Re-Born to be Re-Wild

More than 100 years ago, bison were slaughtered by the millions. In the spring of 2012, the great herds were being re-born on the Great Plains—one baby at a time.

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