Glamping tent. Photo by Alice Crain via Flickr Creative Commons

Think Outside the Tent: Different Ways to Camp

[7/30/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Spending the night in a tent is a traditional part of many camping experiences, but it’s not the only way to enjoy the great outdoors and spot native wildlife. Whether you’re camping beneath the southern pines to catch a glimpse of …

The sprawling oil and gas industry, our nations largest emitter of methane, disturb pronghorn habitat (photo: BLM New Mexico)

Voluntary Methane Regulations Not Enough to Protect Wildlife

[7/28/2015 // By Jenny Rowland]

Methane pollution from the oil and gas industry is a potent agent of climate change. It is a precursor to the ozone-containing smog marring some of our greatest western landscapes, thus making strong regulation of this harmful pollutant important for …

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FINALLY! America Begins a Critical New Energy Chapter

[7/27/2015 // By Catherine Bowes]

It is not every day you get to witness history. As someone who has spent over a decade trying to spur progress in transitioning to clean energy and advancing solutions to climate change, today was without a doubt the most …

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Red wolf.  Photo by Curtis Carley, USFWS.

Landowners Needed to Save the Red Wolf

[7/24/2015 // By Jen Mihills]

The last fourteen remaining red wolves were rescued from the brink of extinction 35 years ago and became the ancestors of all red wolves alive today. Through careful breeding and reintroduction efforts, there are now 50-75 red wolves raising pups. …

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Moose depend on clean water in rivers, streams and ponds, where they feed on aquatic plants.
Photo by Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Leah Serna.

5 Reasons Why Oil and Water Don’t Mix for Wildlife

[7/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy]

We all know that oil and water don’t mix. But the stakes are especially high for wildlife when oil spills into the lakes, streams and rivers where wildlife live. If industry has its way, more tar sands oil – a …

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Toad abode. Photo by NWF

Wildlife Camping in Our Backyards

[7/24/2015 // By Abby Barber]

This summer, National Wildlife Federation’s is celebrating our annual Great American Campout. Camping is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and maybe even spot some wildlife. If you camp in wilderness areas, you might get …

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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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Teaching the next generation to kayak #proveronawrong. Photo shared by David Harp

Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

[7/20/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk]

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime is shrinking. Most recently, my friend Rona Kobell with the …

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5 Under 5: Add (Lightweight) Fun To Your Campout

[6/27/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak]

Now that Great American Campout season is underway, I’ve got outdoor fun on my mind! As much as I love to unplug and relax when I’m out on the trail, when I take a trek with my niece and nephew, …

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Great white shark. Photo by Philster via Flickr Creative Commons

5 Fascinating Facts from Ranger Rick: Shark Week Edition

[7/9/2015 // By Abby Barber]

It’s that fun time of the year again – Shark Week! It also happens that Ranger Rick magazine dedicated a feature in the June/July issue to teaching us about these cool creatures. Sharks live in oceans all over the world …

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