2013

Weekly News Roundup- November 1, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Help NWF ROAR! Animal Planet’s ROAR campaign is highlighting NWF and other non-profits working to help animals. Sewage, sewage everywhere.. Read about …

After Sandy: Planning Our Natural Defense Against Extreme Weather

When those of us living on the East Coast learned that Hurricane Sandy was approaching, I don’t think any of us had any idea how severe the damage would be. …

10 Reasons You Should Love Bats

Lets face it, bats get a pretty bad rep. Many times in the media they are portrayed as scary, blood sucking, rabid creatures. Only about 1% of bats are believed to carry the rabies virus. And quite a few species can be pretty darn cute!

Moose with calf

The South Portland, Maine Vote to Protect Wildlife from Dirty Oil

Update:  The Nov. 5th initiative in South Portland, Maine was narrowly defeated. See more below.   Right now, Big Oil is trying to pump millions of gallons of dirty tar …

Kayaking Kids: Nonprofits Give Urban Youth a Chance to Explore

This is a guest post by Denise Poyer of Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association. The kids got off the bus and looked around nervously at the flowing river, the trees and the …

Superstorm Sandy’s Sewage Legacy

With Halloween upon us, I can’t help but binge-watch zombie flicks in between marathons of The Walking Dead. One recurring theme I’ve noticed is how incredibly efficient a zombie virus …

Fragile Fenway: Climate Change Puts Historic Red Sox Ballpark at Risk

The World Series returns to Fenway Park tonight with the Boston Red Sox leading the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. I live in Fairhaven, MA and I’m blogging right now with …

After Sandy, Will New Jersey Act on Climate?

In this month’s United in-flight magazine, there is a major expose on New Jersey, a state that one year ago was on the hearts and minds of citizens nationwide when …

Lion Roar

Which Animal has the Loudest ROAR?

Animal Planet’s ROAR campaign is highlighting NWF and other non-profits working to help animals. At the end of the campaign, Animal Planet will identify one organization for having the ‘loudest …

Last Call: Who Wants a Farm Bill that Works for Wildlife?

Sisyphus was a king from Greek mythology who was punished by the gods by being forced eternally to push a massive boulder up a hill; each time, as the boulder …

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