Gulf Coast Oysters in Peril

[8/20/2014 // By Amanda Fuller]

If you’ve ordered Gulf oysters at a restaurant this summer, then you’ve noticed their prices have gone up. Way up. The decline of Gulf oysters has been a top headline in Gulf Coast papers recently. Last week, the Associated Press […] Read more >

This Pristine and Glorious Wilderness is At Risk

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Hunters Should Be Ticked Off

[8/19/2014 // By Russell Bassett]

The National Wildlife Federation recently released the report Ticked Off: America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change that examines how a warming world negatively affects outdoor recreation by increasing the pests that damper and add danger to outdoor experiences. The report looks […] Read more >

Climate Change Really Bugs Wildlife  

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Win for Wildlife: Oregon Rejects Coal Exports

[8/18/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach]

In a landmark decision today, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) rejected a necessary permit for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River.  This historic decision deals a severe blow to Ambre Energy’s struggling proposal and marks […] Read more >

Exploring the Missisquoi River – What’s at Stake from a Tar Sands Spill in Vermont?

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A Mine Here? We Can’t Bear It

[8/15/2014 // By Jane Kirchner]

Every summer, brown bears gather in the pristine waterways of Alaska’s Bristol Bay to catch wild salmon swimming upstream to spawn. But soon, this vast habitat area that is home to brown bears and the largest runs of salmon in the […] Read more >

Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard? Weekly News Roundup: Ranger Rick Up Against Rocket Raccoon and more!

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A Tale of Three Butterflies: Endangered Species and the Everglades

[8/12/2014 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi]

Can you imagine a place where alligators and crocodiles live side-by-side? It isn’t a fairytale: it is America’s Everglades! The historic Everglades ecosystem once encompassed 11,000 square miles. Home to a mind-boggling diversity of plants and animals, the River of […] Read more >

Get Ready For Monarch Migration 8 Tips to Protect Baby Turtles in Your Yard

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The Economics of Public Lands

[8/18/2014 // By Frank Sturges]

The over 640 million acres of federal public land benefit wildlife, recreation enthusiasts, and local residents every single day. They provide wildlife habitat, drinking water, and opportunities to challenge ourselves in the outdoors. Despite these many values, some state legislatures […] Read more >

National Forests Support Recreation Economy Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big

Check out this fun comparison of Ranger Rick and Rocket Raccoon

Ranger Rick vs Rocket Raccoon

[8/8/2014 // By Hillary Esquina]

Easter Egg Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and don’t want to know any spoilers – including easter eggs – bookmark this page and save until after you’ve seen the movie. What’s an easter […] Read more >

My Days On The Bay Weekly News Roundup: NWF’s Photo Contest Deadline Extended and more

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Top Voted Photo in 2014

[8/5/2014 // By Rachel Stemen]

Congratulations to Laura Melgarejo, whose photo of the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska got the most votes in the final round of the running for the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest’s People’s Choice Award! Laura’s photo will appear in the December 2014/January […] Read more >

HUNT Act Would Open Locked Public Lands The Beauty in Your Backyard