2013 Archives

Amalia Espinoza, Raymond Sierra, Jaelon Lopez—students at Pleasant Hill Elementary—search the cactus for bugs!

Discovery Hill—A Schoolyard Habitat Proof of Concept

10/29/2013 // By Marya Fowler

On the way back to school one girl in my class said, “What fun…I love that place” and another said “I wish we could go everyday” and a boy remarked, “I just didn’t know we could find so many animals.” […] Read more >

An old oil pipeline in Winnipeg near the  Assiniboine River. Flickr photo by Joel Penner.

Industry Giveaway Bill Seeks to Gut Public Review of Dangerous Pipeline Projects

10/28/2013 // By Jim Murphy

Now that Congress is done shuttering our National Parks and needlessly putting the world economy at risk, it’s time for them to turn to another of their favorite pastimes – trying to deny citizens the right to participate in reviewing […] Read more >

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Rosemary Mosco’s Hilarious Comics Blend Nature, Science and Fun

10/28/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

There’s something magical about learning and laughing at the same time – especially around nature and wildlife. Visiting Rosemary Mosco’s website or Facebook page encourages both with great success.  She’s a refreshing blend of comic artist and educator, mixing the often disparate worlds […] Read more >

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen).

The Costs of Climate Change and Extreme Weather like Hurricane Sandy

10/28/2013 // By Mollie Simon

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in American history, made landfall on the East Coast. Twelve months later, the images of demolished landscapes and neighborhoods are still fresh in our minds. Hurricane Sandy brought extreme costs to our […] Read more >

Atlantic puffins in Latrabjarg, Iceland

Help Curb Carbon from Coal

10/28/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for your input on a proposal to limit carbon pollution from new coal-fired power plants. Their proposal would stop any new power plant from being built unless it met strict carbon pollution […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- October 25, 2013

10/25/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? We ain’t lion! Check out these awesome mountain lion facts. Native fall foliage. Native Shrubs for Fall Color and Wildlife Benefits. Eco-schools goes to Ecuador. Cloud Forest, Rain Forest: A NYC Eco-School […] Read more >

The Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy

One Year after Hurricane Sandy, Clean Energy Leaders Plan Big Solutions for the Year Ahead

10/25/2013 // By Amber Hewett

You know that feeling – equal parts daunting and exhilarating – that you get when you see or meet the champions of your cause, the experts of your favorite field? Just returning from a two day dose of that feeling, […] Read more >

Dolphin mother and her calf in the Gulf. Photo by Pete Markham, Flickr

3 Million Pounds: The Hidden Legacy of the BP Oil Spill

10/23/2013 // By Daniel Hubbell

Remember that time when your parents asked you to clean your room, and you shoved everything under the bed? I think we’ve all been there. As soon as the toys were out of sight, I know I thought that was […] Read more >

Mountain lion cubs at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue.

We’re Not Mountain Lion About These Facts

10/23/2013 // By Dani Tinker

NWF’s California Director is writing a book on wildlife and to help her out we asked our Facebook community what they would like to know about mountain lions. We received fantastic questions and decided everyone should have access to the […] Read more >

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Cool Plants for Kids: 8 that Explode, Eat Bugs, or Stick to You

10/22/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Heather Stephenson.  Be Out There is excited to partner with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kids Outdoors online community to help more kids and families explore the outdoors! By sharing ideas and resources through guest blogs, we’re working to bring […] Read more >