July, 2011

Rowing To The Magnetic North Pole: An Expedition Brought To You By Global Warming

We might think of this as the expedition we hoped we would never see. Around August 1, a rowing  team led by Scottish adventurer Jock Wishart will leave from Resolute …

American goldfinch by Lara Hardesty

Bird of the Week: American Goldfinch

A few years ago, the editors of National Wildlife magazine asked readers to vote for which North American bird species they’d most like to see. In the emails and letters …

Ways You and the Kids Can Celebrate Shark Week

We wanted to take a few moments to honor the stars of Shark Week, the amazing creatures that play vital roles within their ecosystem. You may fear them, but we …

Weekly News Roundup – July 29, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: New Fuel Efficiency Rules a Win for …

Federal Budget Antics Threaten Safety of Communities, Raise Costs

Capps Amendment Protects People and Wildlife from Harmful Mercury Pollution

Climate Change Connections: Connecting with Educators from Around the Globe

New Fuel Efficiency Rules: Consumer Savings and Progress Against Pollution

A major announcement on fuel efficiency is expected in Washington, DC on Friday morning: The Obama administration and major auto manufacturers have reached a deal to raise fuel efficiency standards …

Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s …

Cougar Travels from South Dakota to Connecticut

A wild cougar that was born in South Dakota recently walked all the way to Connecticut, a journey of over 1,500 miles. Cougars were extirpated from Connecticut many decades ago, …

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