20/20 Vision

Mission

"20/20 Vision makes grassroots activism simple for busy people. We give citizens the information they need to get involved on important issues like reducing air pollution from cars and power plants, keeping dangerous pesticides out of our food, limiting nuclear arms and banning biological weapons. Our “20 minute” monthly alerts tell you how to contact politicians and corporate officials and quickly and easily tell them you’re watching them on an urgent issue. 20/20 Vision promotes democracy by involving the public at critical decision points." (http://www.2020vision.org --> About 20/20)

Issue areas: Environment | International Relations | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Mission

"The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection." (http://aceee.org/about/about.htm)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

American Council for Capital Formation

Mission

"For nearly thirty years, the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation’s economic strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, and environmental policies to promote capital formation, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all." (http://www.accf.org/about-us)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics | Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Farm Bureau Federation

Mission

"AFBF is the unified national voice of agriculture, working through our grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities." (http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=about.home)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics | Environment | Land Use
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Center for Health, Environment and Justice

Mission

"The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) mentors a movement, empowering people to build healthy communities, and preventing harm to human health caused by exposure to environmental threats." (http://chej.org/about/mission/)

Issue areas: Environment | Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Defenders of Wildlife

Mission

"Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction..." (http://www.defenders.org/about/)

Issue areas: Environment 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Earth Island Institute

Mission

"Life on Earth is imperiled by human degradation of the biosphere. Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Through education and activism, these projects promote the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth."
(http://www.earthisland.org/abouteii/abouteii.html)

Issue areas: Environment | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Environmental Defense

Mission

"Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and a flourishing ecosystem." (http://www.environmentaldefense.org/ --> About Us)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Environmental Law Institute

Mission

Mission: "To advance environmental protection by improving law, policy, and management."
(http://www.eli.org --> About Us --> President & Chairman's Statement)

Issue areas: Environment | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Environmental Working Group

Mission

"The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a not-for-profit environmental research organization dedicated to improving public health and protecting the environment by reducing polluition in air, water, and food." [THINK TANK] (http://www.ewg.org/about.html)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Evangelical Environmental Network

Mission

"The Evangelical Environmental Network is a fellowship of believers who . . . Declare the Lordship of Christ over all creation. He is the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created. All things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15b; 16a, c; 17)..." (http://www.creationcare.org/mission.php)

Issue areas: Environment | Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Friends of the Earth

Mission

"Friends of the Earth is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by David Brower, Friends of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world. Our members were the founders of what is now the world's largest federation of democratically elected environmental groups, Friends of the Earth International." (http://www.foe.org/about/intro.html)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Greenpeace

Mission

"Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future." (http://www.greenpeaceusa.org/ --> About Us)

Issue areas: Environment 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Izaak Walton League of America

Mission

"To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization." (http://www.iwla.org/general/mission.html)

Issue areas: Environment | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Keystone Center

Mission

"Governments, NGOs, corporations and citizens groups from around the world trust The Keystone Center for Science and Public Policy (CSPP) to help them find the right direction. Keystone professionals use a unique proven process that combines scientific reasoning and alternative dispute resolution techniques to solve problems and get results. When leaders need to move beyond internal factions, political rhetoric or contentious situations, they turn to The Keystone Center for Science and Public Policy for help."
(http://www.keystone.org/ --> Public Policy)

Issue areas: Environment | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

League of Conservation Voters

Mission

"The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the political voice of the national environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress and White House." (http://www.lcv.org/About/Aboutmain.cfm)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Parks Conservation Association

Mission

National Parks Conservation Association's mission is to "to protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations." (http://npca.org/about%5Fnpca/)

Issue areas: Environment | Land Use
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Mission

"The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities." (http://www.nationaltrust.org/about_the_trust/)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Wildlife Federation

Mission

"National Wildlife Federation® -- Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. Wildlife's ability to survive the challenges of the 21st century is becoming outpaced by the events that are transforming our world. Global warming, the loss of habitat, and people becoming more disconnected from nature than past generations are converging on a dangerous path for our planet. The work of NWF and our affiliates across the country provides answers to these challenges and will help ensure America's wildlife legacy continues for future generations." (http://www.nwf.org/About/Our-Mission.aspx)

Issue areas: Environment | Animal Rights and Welfare
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Natural Resources Defense Council

Mission

"The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends..." (http://www.nrdc.org/about/)

Issue areas: Environment | Land Use 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America Regional Center

Mission

"PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives." (http://www.panna.org/about/about.html)

Issue areas: Environment | Land Use | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Mission

"Physicians for Social Responsibility is the largest physician-led organization in the U.S. working to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment." (http://www.psr.org/about/)

Issue areas: Environment | International Relations | National Security | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Population Connection

Mission

"Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources." (http://www.populationconnection.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_goals...)

Issue areas: Environment | Abortion and Reproduction | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Property and Environment Research Center

Mission

"PERC - Property and Environment Research Center is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to resolving environmental problems...PERC pioneered the approach known as free market environmentalism, which is based on the following tenets. Private property rights encourage stewardship of resources. Government subsidies often degrade the environment. Market incentives spur individuals to conserve resources and protect environmental quality. Polluters should be liable for the harm they cause others."
(http://www.perc.org/aboutperc/index.php?s=1)

Issue areas: Environment | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Rainforest Action Network

Mission

RAN "works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action." (http://www.ran.org/about_ran/mission.html)

Issue areas: Environment | Land Use | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Resources for the Future

Mission

"Resources for the Future improves environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber." [THINK TANK]
(http://www.rff.org)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Restoring Eden

Mission

"Restoring Eden makes hearts bigger, hands dirtier, and voices stronger by encouraging Christians to learn to love, serve, and protect God's creation." (http://www.restoringeden.org/about/)

Issue areas: Environment | Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Sierra Club

Mission

"Our Mission Statement: 1. Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. 2. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. 3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. 4. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives." (http://www.sierraclub.org/inside/)

Issue areas: Environment 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

The Nature Conservancy

Mission

"Our Mission: To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive." (http://nature.org/aboutus/)

Issue areas: Environment 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

The Wilderness Society

Mission

"Deliver to future generations an unspoiled legacy of wild places, with all the precious values they hold: Biological diversity; clean air and water; towering forests, rushing rivers, and sage-sweet, silent deserts."
(http://www.tws.org/ -->About our work)

Issue areas: Environment 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Union of Concern Scientists

Mission

"The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions." (http://www.ucsusa.org)

Issue areas: Environment | International Relations 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

United States Public Interest Research Group

Mission

"U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, U.S. PIRG speaks up and takes action. We uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. U.S. PIRG's mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects our environment, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government." (http://uspirg.org/uspirg.asp?id2=10360)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

World Conservation Union

Mission

"Our Mission is 'to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable." (http://www.iucn.org/about/index.htm)

Issue areas: Environment | 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

World Resources Institute

Mission

"WRI's mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations."
(http://www.wri.org/human_nature.html)

Issue areas: Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

World Wildlife Fund US

Mission

"WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. We are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. We recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals." (http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/index.html)

Issue areas: Environment | Animal Rights and Welfare 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Worldwatch Institute

Mission

"The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization that works for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society, in which the needs of all people are met without threatening the health of the natural environment or the well-being of future generations..." [THINK TANK]
(http://www.worldwatch.org/about/mission/)

Issue areas: Environment | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile