Reindeer by Charles Bell.

10 Festive Facts About Reindeer

[12/23/2014 // By Anne Goddard]

You know Dasher and Prancer and Donner and Blitzen… But do you recall these festive facts about reindeer? 1. Reindeer or caribou? In Europe and Asia, they’re known as reindeer. In North America, the name caribou refers to the wild […] Read more >

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A Cougar for Christmas: Mountain Lion Strolls Through a California Backyard

[12/20/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom]

Yesterday morning, Sherry Kempster went outside after she heard some crows squawking in her backyard, assuming a hawk or other small animal had excited them. Instead, she discovered a mountain lion strolling along a concrete dividing wall. Luckily she had […] 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)

Energy Announcement on Long Island Indicates We Have a Long Way to Go

[12/18/2014 // By Amber Hewett]

A long-awaited clean energy announcement on Long Island yesterday missed a major opportunity finally bring New York’s massive offshore wind power resource online. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) committed to purchasing 122 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for New York. While […] Read more >

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12 Wins for Wildlife in 2014 That YOU Made Possible

[12/16/2014 // By Collin O'Mara]

Sometimes it’s hard to see how one small act can make a difference in this world. How can signing a petition or casting a vote or making a donation save a species? Let me show you. In 2014, friends like […] Read more >

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Dolphin mother and her calf in the Gulf. Photo by Pete Markham, Flickr

Weekly News Roundup: Recommendations for Gulf Restoration and more!

[12/12/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

On Tuesday, the National Wildlife Federation released a report describing the restoration efforts needed to benefit wildlife, water quality and ecosystems across the Gulf. Restoring the Gulf of Mexico for People and Wildlife: Recommended Projects and Priorities goes into great […] Read more >

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Summer tanager by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Bomar Jr.

Seven Red Birds for the Holidays

[12/10/2014 // By David Mizejewski]

Red is a color associated with Christmas, Yule and the winter holiday season in general. Here in North America, we don’t have too many wildlife species that are red. There are a few reptiles that have a bit of red […] 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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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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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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