2014 Archives

New Jersey Wind Energy Area (BOEM)

Obama Administration Announces Progress for Offshore Wind Power in New Jersey

7/17/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Momentum continues to build on the journey toward realizing America’s offshore wind power potential. Today, Interior Secretary Jewell kicked off the leasing process for New Jersey’s 344,000 acre Wind Energy Area marking a key milestone in the process for offshore […] Read more >

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The Beauty in Your Backyard

7/17/2014 // By Jenni Lopez

Even nature’s tiniest details are beautiful – see if you can capture them! Submit to the National Wildlife Photo Contest today! Read more >

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Camping, Community, Fun!

7/17/2014 // By Guest Author

By Elayne Elliott The NWF Atlanta office celebrated Great Outdoors Month by hosting its 4th annual Great American Backyard Campout at the Outdoor Activity Center in Southwest Atlanta with help from partners, the USDA Forest Service and the West Atlanta Watershed […] Read more >

Broad-headed skink on top of a log by Dani Tinker.

Dead Trees Are Anything But Dead

7/16/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I recently learned that dead trees provide vital habitat for more than 1,000 species of wildlife nationwide. The two most common types of dead wood you’ll find in your yard, along a trail or at a park are snags (upright) and logs […] Read more >

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How to Get Kids Hooked on Fishing and Create Future Conservationists

7/15/2014 // By Russell Bassett

For many good reasons, fishing is one of the country’s most popular pastime activities, with roughly 50 million Americans pursuing hundreds of different fish species on countless different waterbodies each year. The sport of angling offers excellent opportunities to strengthen family bonds […] Read more >

Tar sands transport threatens common loons here in New England, and tar sands extraction is decimating their nesting habitat in Alberta, Canada. Photo credit: Flickr user Ian Matchett.

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

7/15/2014 // By Annie Mackin

This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern Premiers Conference. As they make plans and consider policies for […] Read more >

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EPA Holds Hearings on Clean Power Plan!

7/14/2014 // By Samantha Lockhart

The Environmental Protection Agency took an exciting leap forward for our environment last month when they announced a proposed new rule to regulate carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. The rule, informally called the “Clean Power Plan,” aims to reduce […] Read more >

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Wildlife Benefits of Clean Power Plan Go Way Beyond Climate Change

7/14/2014 // By Jim Murphy

There are many benefits to wildlife from reducing carbon emissions from power plants under the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.  Runaway climate change threatens at least half of all species on Earth with extinction.  And many species will […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: NWF promotes Wind Power and more!

7/11/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Offshore wind power along the Atlantic coast produces enough energy to provide electricity to over five million homes, according to a report released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation. Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity […] Read more >

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Report: State Leaders Must “Catch the Wind” Offshore to Protect Wildlife from Climate Change

7/10/2014 // By Catherine Bowes

Now, more than ever before, our treasured wildlife need us to deliver bold and effective climate change solutions. Rising temperatures, severe droughts, extreme coastal storms, and sea levels encroaching on low-lying areas are already altering the habitats of our most vulnerable […] Read more >