Students check out the Insect Hotel. Photo credit: Christy Boussard

Eco-Schools USA Goes to College

[11/19/2014 // By Jennifer Murck]

  Northwest Montessori is a private school in Seattle, Washington educating students Pre-K thru middle school. The school aims to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, work and perfect skills to their highest potential. Today we’d […] Read more >

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The proposed site of Deepwater ONE (credit: Deepwater Wind)

Offshore Wind Power Already Creating Local Jobs, Commits to Creating Hundreds More

[11/19/2014 // By Amber Hewett]

Deepwater ONE, an offshore wind power project to be built 30 miles east of Montauk, can send 200 MW of its home-grown clean energy to Long Island. But first, Governor Cuomo, PSEG-LI, and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) need to […] Read more >

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Grizzly bear on the Battle River in Alaska

Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Clean Water and more!

[11/14/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

For years, it has been unclear which streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. This April, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal that would clarify which streams and wetlands […] Read more >

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Photo by Robin Poole.

Wild Bison Find Their Way Home to Tribal Lands

[11/13/2014 // By Garrit Voggesser]

In the summer of 1999, I spent several weeks, while interning with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), in Yellowstone National Park manning a booth to speak with visitors about the importance of protecting bison. The visitors came from all walks […] Read more >

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Florida Panther (Photo: Rodney Cammauf/National Park Service)

Rays of Hope for Wildlife in 2014 Midterm Elections

[11/6/2014 // By Miles Grant]

The 2014 midterm elections brought progress for wildlife, from Florida’s panthers to Alaska’s wild salmon, despite some setbacks for friends of conservation. Much of the good news comes from state ballot measures. Given the chance to directly protect wildlife, Americans from the […] Read more >

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What to do With Fallen Leaves

[11/12/2014 // By David Mizejewski]

You shouldn’t feel obligated to rake up every last leaf in your yard this fall.  Leave leaves on the ground — they have a lot of benefit to wildlife and your garden.  Below are some tips on how to minimize […] Read more >

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spoil banks in inundated wetlands

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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Weekly News Roundup: Photo Contest Winners Revealed and More!

[11/7/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

After an incredible 29,000 entries and countless votes from wildlife enthusiasts across the country, the winners of the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest have been released! Our contest winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife magazine! […] Read more >

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