2013 Archives

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Weekly News Roundup- November 1, 2013

11/1/2013 // By Anne Goddard

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 Superstorm Sandy’s Sewage Legacy. NWF goes batty for bats! Here […] Read more >

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After Sandy: Planning Our Natural Defense Against Extreme Weather

11/1/2013 // By Kara Reeve

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. In some ways, Superstorm Sandy reinforced what we already knew; […] Read more >

A bat approaches an agave branch in Sonoita, Arizona. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Hoffman.

10 Reasons You Should Love Bats

10/31/2013 // By Guest Author

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! Read more >

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

10/31/2013 // By Carol Oldham

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 sands oil through sensitive wildlife habitat—crossing pristine lakes, rivers and […] Read more >

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Kayaking Kids: Nonprofits Give Urban Youth a Chance to Explore

10/31/2013 // By Guest Author

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 lack of buildings. After spraying themselves thoroughly with insect repellent, […] Read more >

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Superstorm Sandy’s Sewage Legacy

10/31/2013 // By Ryan Kingston

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 is at spreading. By the time we meet our protagonists, […] Read more >

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

10/30/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 my Jason Varitek jersey on. With just one win, the Red […] Read more >

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast on Oct. 30, 2012.  Photo by U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen

After Sandy, Will New Jersey Act on Climate?

10/29/2013 // By Felice Stadler

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 images of destruction and hardship blanketed the airwaves. Those images […] Read more >

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Which Animal has the Loudest ROAR?

10/29/2013 // By Dani Tinker

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 roar,’ and we think our supporters and online community can […] Read more >

Whether it's their home or a pit stop on the way south for the winter, many wildlife depend on working farm land. Photo: Ryan Stockwell

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

10/29/2013 // By Lara Bryant

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 nearly reached the top, it would roll back down. For […] Read more >