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Five Ways of Making Your Lawn Better

[8/31/2015 // By David Mizejewski]

This fun video from John Green of vlogbrothers is a few years old, but still worth the watch. It’s not only hilarious, but makes a really great case for why the American obsession with the conventional lawn is probably not such a great …

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Montana Teens Help Save Sage Grouse

[8/31/2015 // By Hayley Newman]

Greater sage grouse populations across the West have been in decline for decades, and this September the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide whether to formally list the bird as a threatened or endangered species. In an …

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Sandhill cranes. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kathy Urbach

Follow Wildlife to Your Next Campground

[8/28/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Think you’ve seen all the great campsites? How about trying something new as part of your Great American Campout? Rather than following your normal camping route, mix it up and travel along with wildlife! As National Wildlife Federation’s new book Migration …

The Seattle team “attempting” to form a totem pole on our trip to Tillicum Village, Blake Island, WA Credit: Kaitlin Parker 2015.

My Time as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with NWF

[8/18/2015 // By Kaitlin Parker]

Many recent graduates, looking for a position in order to use their newly acquired degrees, search the AmeriCorps job postings in search of a golden opportunity. I was completely unaware of AmeriCorps and the amazing work that they do, but …

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Pronghorn will benefit from EPA's newly proposed methane rule! (photo: NWF Photo Contest - John Hoffman)

New Methane Rule Advances Climate Action, Protects Wildlife

[8/18/2015 // By Jenny Rowland]

Today, August 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed critical new performance standards to limit methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, our nation’s largest emitter of this pollution. The rule will help tackle climate change and have both …

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Baltimore Oriole photographed by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Janice Sommerville

We’ve Always Been a City for the Birds

[7/15/2015 // By Kim Martinez]

Baltimore.  Home of the beloved Baltimore Orioles and affectionately known by residents as Birdland.  There’s no better place for the National Wildlife Federation to launch its signature Community Wildlife Habitat program, encouraging residents to Grow Together. McElderry Park is one of …

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Jacque Sanchez, other U.S. delegates and students and staff at Nanhua Elementary School. Photo by Jackie Sanchez.

USA and Taiwan Students Work Together to Address Environmental Issues

[8/27/2015 // By Jennifer Hammonds]

National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Campus Partnership Program is a high-quality collaborative educational experience for students from diverse cultures whose aim is to increase environmental literacy among students internationally. The Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have cooperated for over …

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Moose at Upper Twin Lake, Idaho.  Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Diane Higdem.

Four Ways to Get in the Flow and Enjoy Wildlife

[7/31/2015 // By Maggie Yancey]

Creating lasting memories in nature starts with experiencing the beauty of wildlife, and wildlife depend on water! Poll after poll shows that Americans care about clean water for fish and wildlife, for outdoor recreation, and for healthy drinking water, but …

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Research and monitoring of important wildlife, such as the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle pictured here, will be a major focus moving forward.” Photo Credit: US Fish & Wildlife Service

$1.2 Billion Will Support Gulf Science Programs

[8/25/2015 // By Ryan Fikes]

In the early days of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it became apparent that there was a lack of base scientific understanding of the Gulf ecosystem, and how the oil might affect it. Between the recent BP settlement, the prior criminal …

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