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#SaveLACougars receives $1 million for wildlife crossing! Help us match it!

[1/30/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom]

We have some incredible news to announce for the #SaveLACougars campaign! Yesterday, the State of California Coastal Conservancy (SCC) voted unanimously to grant $1 million to help fund the environmental assessment and design for the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon. […] Read more >

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Across the Atlantic, offshore wind has been advancing for more than 20 years... it's time for the US to catch up! (photo: London Array)

Massachusetts Auction Boosts Offshore Wind Power Opportunity and Highlights Policy Needs

[1/30/2015 // By Amber Hewett]

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Interior auctioned more than 350,000 acres of federal waters far off the coast of Massachusetts for offshore wind power development. The competitive auction was the fourth of its kind, doubling the area currently leased […] Read more >

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It’s for the Birds! Certifying Baltimore as a Community Habitat

[1/28/2015 // By Kim Martinez]

For years Baltimore has been known as Birdland and now, we can make it official. Baltimore plans to B’More Wild, and bird-friendly, by becoming certified as an NWF Community Wildlife Habitat®- the largest along the Chesapeake Bay. So what does […] Read more >

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A bison surveys the herd from a ridge in Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.

Weekly News Roundup: 2015 is the Year for Wildlife and more

[1/23/2015 // By Linda Argueta]

In the 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama issued his strongest call for climate action yet. Openly supporting top climate scientists, the President reiterated his commitment to combat climate change. This is a pivotal moment for wildlife! With […] Read more >

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We all get our meals from the soil in some way...earthworms, robins, and people!  Photo: Ryan Bushby via Wikimedia commons

Celebrate the International Year of Soils! Some things you never knew…

[1/23/2015 // By Lara Bryant]

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, and it’s high time that we all show the soil a little love. Soil isn’t just for farmers; the earth beneath your feet and your home, in your watershed, […] Read more >

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A Bird’s Eye View of Coastal Erosion

[11/14/2014 // By Kelly Wagner]

Each day I pass an egret on the way to work that lingers in the watery ditches in my town. It amuses me that this elegant bird seems to give little concern to the cars that are passing within ten […] Read more >

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Animal Prints by Charlene Clark.

Who Goes There? Identifying Animal Tracks In Your Backyard

[12/23/2014 // By Kaitlin Parker]

Are you eagerly awaiting the snowy season in order to take a peek at what critters have been scurrying through your backyard? Studying prints left by animals is an ancient activity that was first practiced by those who depended on […] Read more >

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New Mexicans worked for years to see the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks named a national monument. Image: Patrick J. Alexander

National monuments matter to Americans — Preserve the Antiquities Act

[1/27/2015 // By Judith Kohler]

Top-down or grassroots — it’s all a matter of perspective. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho has introduced a bill, S. 228, to block presidents from establishing national monuments. In a news release, Crapo criticized “top-down national monument designations” as potentially harmful to […] Read more >

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