2014 Archives

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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 >

Pronghorn running. Photo by Kathy Gervais. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

Weekly News Roundup: Pronghorn Need Your Help and More

10/17/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Pronghorn habitat is in danger! With the release of methane gases from oil and gas development in the West, pronghorn habitat is left vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. If we do not move forward with strong rules to […] Read more >

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

325 Sporting Groups Support EPA’s Clean Power Plan

10/17/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

Sportsmen and women know that the wildlife they most cherish are feeling the impacts of climate change and can’t wait for solutions to the climate crisis. That’s why this week 325 national, state, and local sporting organizations and businesses signed […] Read more >

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10+ Naturalist Resources for Identifying Wildlife

10/15/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

The animals we see, the sounds we hear, the forests, meadows and riverbanks we explore, all tell a story. As curious individuals, it can be difficult to recognize what we’re looking at, and lugging around field guides can add a substantial load. Luckily, there […] Read more >

Bristol Bay Waterways by The FishEyeGuy.

7 Videos Inspiring Clean Water Support

10/14/2014 // By Maggie Yancey

The Clean Water Act protects many of America’s most majestic waters and provides the opportunity for millions of Americans to fish, swim, hunt, play, and drink clean water. Over 42 years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the […] Read more >

Transporting tar sands through Vermont would directly threaten the moose, fish and birds that rely on clean water to survive. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Marin Packer.

Scientists’ Report: Clean Power Plan Can Spur Wildlife-Friendly Renewable Energy

10/14/2014 // By Jim Murphy

An important new study put forth by the Union of Concerned Scientists further confirms that the U.S. can do even more to speed the transition to clean energy and reduce climate disrupting carbon pollution than the Environmental Protection Agency assumed […] Read more >

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The Amazon Soy Moratorium is under threat!

10/14/2014 // By Simon Hall

  For nearly 8 years, the Soy Moratorium in the Brazilian Amazon has stood as a shining example of how  the agriculture industry can voluntarily protect forests in the tropics. Despite this proven record of success, the Moratorium is on […] Read more >

Burrowing owl by Sarah Chah at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge in California.

12 Photos of Animals That Remind Us to Appreciate National Wildlife Refuges

10/13/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I try to remember my camera when I go explore a National Wildlife Refuge, because they never disappoint. There’s an extensive list of species that depend on these lands for survival, and if you’re lucky, you might see some of them. […] Read more >

“One of the things offshore wind offers is an incredibly bright future for wildlife.”
          - NWF President & CEO Collin O’Mara

NWF President & CEO Shared the Importance of Offshore Wind Power for Wildlife in Keynote Speech

10/10/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Wildlife, their habitats, and future generations are all depending on us to make a quick and substantial turn toward the clean energy solutions that can curb the forecasted dangers of climate change. On top of that, present wildlife populations and […] Read more >