2013 Archives

A pair of baby moose calves. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant . Gary Lackie.

What We’re Grateful for this Thanksgiving: You!

11/28/2013 // By NWF

Across the country, National Wildlife Federation is working with our members, partners and affiliates to protect wildlife and their habitat. And everywhere we look, we see the impact you’ve had in helping us accomplish that mission. Here are a few […] Read more >

Block Island sailors celebrate world class offshore wind (flickr/Robin Skibo-Birney)

Speak Up for Offshore Wind in the Ocean State

11/25/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Of the more than sixty offshore wind power projects spinning in the world’s oceans, not one of them is in American waters. Rhode Island has an exciting opportunity to lead the nation toward this new clean energy frontier. As residents and […] Read more >

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COP 19 Update: Delivering the Message

11/25/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

This weekend marked the official end of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Governments have agreed on a text after working through Friday night and into midday Saturday. Civil society spread its […] Read more >

Kathie Lee and Hoda and a wild turkey from NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski's latest Today Show appearance.

Attempted Turkey Escape Sends Today Show Hosts Ducking for Cover

11/25/2013 // By David Mizejewski

For my monthly appearance on the Today Show this November, I kept with the annual tradition of bringing on a wild turkey and other North American wildlife in celebration of one of our most American holidays, Thanksgiving. Here’s the segment. […] Read more >

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Thanksgiving Wishes to NWF Donors

11/22/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Every year around Thanksgiving, NWF staff members phone a selected list of individual donors to thank them for their generosity in supporting the Federation’s conservation work. In making these calls, we touch base person-to-person with the people who make our […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- November 22, 2013

11/22/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Want to Avoid Yard Work this Fall? Good! Leaves help wildlife. Turkish Delight. Six tips for feeding wild turkeys with your garden. Artificial Reef Science. Are we there yet?  John Kostyack on […] Read more >

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6 Tips for Feeding Wild Turkeys with Your Garden

11/22/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

Turkeys are some of the most recognizable birds in this country. Holidays like Thanksgiving give us great excuses to learn more than recipes about turkeys and discuss their intriguing history, make turkey-inspired crafts and memorize amusing trivia. As these fascinating and adaptable birds are […] Read more >

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

11/21/2013 // By Dani Tinker

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, leaving the leaves in your yard is beneficial to both […] Read more >

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New York’s Next Superhero? An Offshore Wind Farm

11/20/2013 // By Amber Hewett

The best sail of my life took place off the eastern end of Long Island. Upon learning that the winds off of New York’s coast present some of the most ideal offshore wind power potential on the planet, my mind […] Read more >

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Alarming Atlantic Zooplankton Decline Linked to Climate Change

11/20/2013 // By Miles Grant

Warming ocean temperatures fueled by climate-disrupting carbon pollution are causing a dramatic decline in zooplankton, reports David Sharp of the Associated Press: Springtime plankton blooms off the coast of northern New England were well below average this year, leading to […] Read more >