December, 2013

The Top 5 Moments In Our 2013 Fight To Stop The Otter Creek Coal Mine

It was a rough year for Arch Coal. Their stocks are in the tank, their credit rating keeps getting lowered and oh yeah, they still don’t have a permit for …

Working to Connect Youth with Nature

Guest post by Ruby Lyon I joined National Wildlife Federation’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, with a goal of both addressing urban “green” development while also fostering an appreciation for this development …

Study: Dolphins In Oiled Areas of Gulf “Very Sick”

A new peer-reviewed study makes the strongest case to date that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is harming dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. As part of the …

Moose in the Snow

Governors Stepping Up to Protect Wildlife from Carbon Pollution

Long a leader on environmental issues, the Northeast is stepping up once again. On December 2nd, Governors from nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states sent a letter to the Environmental Protection …

The Top 10 Climate Successes of 2013

We’ll remember 2013 as a year of climate action thanks in large part to one landmark announcement: President Obama’s plan to act on climate.  National Wildlife Federation has been a …

Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Announced

Maryland is well on its way to bringing offshore wind to the Free State. For nearly 3 years, the National Wildlife Federation has partnered with local conservation, faith, and civic organizations …

Ten NYC Eco-Schools Raise Over $43,000 With ioby

Guest post by Amy Sirot Ten NYC Eco-Schools are in the midst of an exciting collaboration with ioby, a crowd-resourcing platform for citizen-led neighborhood projects. Each school has chosen a worthy greening …

Will Congress be Naughty or Nice to Grassland Wildlife?

After two long years of trying to pass a new Farm Bill—a giant, 5 year piece of legislation that funds everything from food stamps to agriculture subsidies to conservation programs—members …

My Connection with a River

Growing up in suburban Massachusetts, I learned to appreciate the quiet places by the water. Just out of sight from all the cars and sprawling McMansions lay the Sudbury River. …

Restoring the Everglades, Restoring the Gulf

The Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico have much in common: They are both American treasures that have suffered from a half-century’s worth of degradation, resulting in ecosystems that are …

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