2014 Archives

NWF's Catherine Bowes at yesterday's rally on Long Island

Political Pressure Mounting for New York Offshore Wind Power

10/31/2014 // By Catherine Bowes

New York has a long way to go in ramping up clean energy, but fortunately there is a massive, untapped source of carbon-free power available right off our shores. Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Pledging to Vote for Wildlife and More!

10/31/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Wildlife cannot vote for themselves, it is our job as conservationists and wildlife lovers to step out this Tuesday and vote on behalf of wildlife. Our fight to preserve wildlife is far from over. Currently, Florida manatees are dying at […] Read more >

Squirrel in a pumpkin by Katherine Flickinger.

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

10/30/2014 // By Dani Tinker

One of my favorite parts of Halloween, is carving pumpkins. My evening walks through the neighborhood are even better with the bright orange pumpkins, highlighting the colors of autumn, and showing off creative designs. After the trick-or-treaters clear away, and Halloween is […] Read more >

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Unlikely Wildlife Companions Throughout History

10/27/2014 // By Courtney Hyde

About a month ago, the small town of Thousand Oaks, California was haunted by the ghost of a cobra – an albino monacled cobra, to be specific. For four days, this snake, believed to be kept as a pet before […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: A Victory for Bison!

10/24/2014 // By Linda Argueta

When you have such a dedicated group of people working for wildlife, it’s hard not to have success stories. Another great win for wildlife, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission has decided to transfer 146 bison from Ted Turner’s Montana […] Read more >

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Wild Bison’s Long-Awaited Homecoming Continues

10/22/2014 // By Judith Kohler

Two decades of work to restore wild bison across landscapes they once dominated continues to pay off. The latest good news is that Fort Peck in northeast Montana is getting more Yellowstone bison. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission has […] Read more >

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A Mountain Lion’s Tinder Tale

10/22/2014 // By Anne Goddard

When the mountain lion “P-22”  journeyed from his home in California’s Santa Monica Mountains in search of new territory, he somehow made it across two eight-lane freeways and landed in the green spaces of LA’s Griffith Park. He’s been there […] Read more >

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Throw a Ranger Rick Halloween Party!

10/22/2014 // By Michele Reyzer

As one of the editors for Ranger Rick magazine, I get to create lots of kid-friendly crafts and recipes. Since autumn is my favorite time of the year, coming up with fun activities for Halloween is the best part of […] Read more >

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Mentor, Mentee: Who’s helping who?

10/20/2014 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The role mentors play in the lives of students is invaluable and can often lead to extraordinary experiences, both for the mentor and the mentees. This couldn’t be more evident than for mentor, Michelle Hipps-Cruz of Overland Partners and mentees, students of Lamar Elementary School as a part of our Eco-Schools USA program. Read more >

Photo of sea stars along Cannon Beach in Oregon by Dan Klimke.

Sea Stars Still Dying Along the Oregon Coast

10/17/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I’ve read the news reporting that millions of sea stars have died along the West Coast, but for some reason it didn’t sink in until this weekend. I took a trip back home to Oregon and visited Cannon Beach. Growing up, my family […] Read more >