2014 Archives

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Samuel Quaintance.

Can Wild Bison Return to the Prairie Grasslands?

4/17/2014 // By Steve Woodruff

Most people probably know something about the awful history of the American bison. Almost every school child learns that 19th-century market hunters wiped out the vast herds that once roamed the prairies and that we barely managed to save this […] Read more >

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World leaders call on President Obama to reject Keystone XL

4/16/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today a group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, issued a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, calling on them to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Their letter urges President Obama […] Read more >

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Dead Gulf Dolphins, Destroyed Habitat Not BP’s Fault, Says BP

4/16/2014 // By Miles Grant

From the first days of the Gulf oil disaster in 2010 when it publicly underestimated the oil gusher’s flow rate by 50 times, BP has always lived in a state of denial. But as the Gulf oil disaster approaches the […] Read more >

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EPA research shows regulating methane is efficient and low cost

4/16/2014 // By Mollie Simon

This Tuesday, the EPA released five whitepapers examining methane emissions from the oil and gas sector and affirmed what we already knew—this powerful carbon pollutant can be reduced efficiently and cost-effectively. The white papers are part of President Obama’s multi-agency […] Read more >

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NWF featured in “A Fierce Green Fire” on PBS

4/15/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

NWF’s own Barbara Bramble is featured in A Fierce Green Fire, which traces the history of the grassroots and global environmental movement in the 20th century and beyond. The film, which is directed by Mark Kitchell, was featured at the Sundance […] Read more >

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Biologists Study Impact of BP Oil Disaster On Loons

4/15/2014 // By Laura Tangley

Just over a year ago, I held a “charismatic megavertebrate” on my lap. As a participant on a research project in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of Louisiana, I had tucked the common loon’s head under my […] Read more >

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South Woodlawn Becomes First NWF Community Wildlife Habitat in Tennessee

4/15/2014 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

The City of Knoxville, Tennessee, has a mounting reputation for being a top destination for outdoor recreation. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians Mountains, it’s just about 45 minutes from Smokey Mountain National Park and the Appalachian Trail. But to […] Read more >

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8 Photos Worth The Wait

4/14/2014 // By Rachel Stemen

Good things come to those who wait, and waiting isn’t always easy, especially when taking nature photos.  Photographing the perfect scene sometimes means sitting in foul weather or extreme temperatures, holding a particular position for a long time, or just holding […] Read more >

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The Premiere You Won’t Want to Miss

4/11/2014 // By Jennifer Janssen

Have you heard the buzz on Years of Living Dangerously – the Showtime series on climate change?  Now is your chance to watch the series premier and help move the conversation on climate change to the next level. Featuring poignant […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Gulf Wildlife Still in Peril and More

4/11/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still suffering from the BP Oil Disaster, according to a report released this week by National Wildlife Federation. Dolphins, sea turtles and corals are among the species affected four years after the Deepwater […] Read more >