2013

John Gale on a farm hunting

Weekly News Roundup- November 8, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week?  Nature is Us. Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice! It’s a Whale of a Problem. Oil is hurting the Gulf’s Sperm …

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Toxic Algae: Florida’s Manatees in Crisis

While “red tide” may sound like a biblical catastrophe, it is simply an unusual bloom of a common alga—karenia brevis—that turns saltwater a rust color.  While not supernatural this algae …

Bremerhaven and New Bedford know each other well. In May, several of the panelists gathered in Bremerhaven to see just how offshore wind development brought hope and energy back to the city.

Germany’s Offshore Wind Power Leaders Cross the Atlantic to Share their Success

“We here in New Bedford consider ourselves to be dry sponges. Determined dry sponges.” – Mayor Jon Mitchell On Tuesday, New Bedford’s dry sponges absorbed a whole lot of inspiration …

The Clark Fork River runs through downtown Missoula, MT. photo credit: flickr/Bitterroot

Testifying for Wildlife and Climate Action

Earlier today, I testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Washington, DC  to provide input on the agency’s plans to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. I spoke …

Tennessee Wildlife Federation created QR code cards to help raise awareness of its Hunters for the Hungry program.

With Support of Nonprofits, Hunters Help to Feed Nation’s Food Insecure

Good nutrition. It’s an essential component of healthy living. Food fuels physical growth, mental well-being, academic achievement and economic productivity. But according to research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, …

Researchers and a UMBC teacher and student examine details of NASA's GRIP project, which is studying the formation and intensity of hurricanes. Flickr photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers.

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University …

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Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice

There has been a bit of discussion lately around the entertainment value of toys vs. natural, outdoor experiences for kids. So which is cooler? Toys or nature; nature or toys? …

NYC Eco-Schools Go Solar!

According to a landmark 2012 report, “Rooftop Revolution,” by the Manhattan Borough President’s office, there are 2.7 million square feet of usable roof space on NYC’s public schools. These rooftops represent …

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No Till, Cover Crops and Wildlife: A Lively Combination

After harvest of winter wheat earlier this year, an interesting thing happened: my field, with the wheat residue remaining and cover crops growing, became migratory waterfowl Mecca. Why was this?  …

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Is the Oil Spill Affecting the Gulf’s Sperm Whales?

A sick and severely emaciated adolescent female sperm whale was found beached on the Florida coast near Tampa on Halloween. After the necropsy, officials said there were indications of an infection …

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