2014 Archives

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A Big Win for Wildlife: Senate Says No to Keystone XL Pipeline

11/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today, the Senate voted again on a bill that would’ve approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The effort, initiated by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), fell one vote short of the 60 needed for passage. Ranchers, farmers, landowners, tribes, and citizens […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Clean Water and more!

11/14/2014 // By Linda Argueta

For years, it has been unclear which streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. This April, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal that would clarify which streams and wetlands […] Read more >

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Launching A Lawsuit to Protect Wildlife in Minnesota

11/14/2014 // By Guest Author

Minnesota Conservation Federation and National Wildlife Federation joined indigenous and conservation groups in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to stop the expansion of tar sands through Minnesota without a public review of the impacts to the wildlife […] Read more >

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Pledge to Recycle and Keep Wildlife Safe

11/14/2014 // By Guest Author

America Recycles Day (November 15), is an opportunity to raise awareness of waste, educate on the right ways to recycle, inspire friends and family to follow our example and ensure the safety of wildlife in the process. Right now, only 34.5% of the […] Read more >

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A Bird’s Eye View of Coastal Erosion

11/14/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

Each day I pass an egret on the way to work that lingers in the watery ditches in my town. It amuses me that this elegant bird seems to give little concern to the cars that are passing within ten […] Read more >

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Wild Bison Find Their Way Home to Tribal Lands

11/13/2014 // By Garrit Voggesser

In the summer of 1999, I spent several weeks, while interning with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), in Yellowstone National Park manning a booth to speak with visitors about the importance of protecting bison. The visitors came from all walks […] Read more >

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Historic U.S, China Climate Agreement Signals a Breakthrough for Wildlife

11/13/2014 // By Jim Murphy

A landmark achievement has occurred in efforts to move climate solutions for wildlife forward.  After years of fits and starts, China and the U.S. – the two countries that account for about 40 percent of the world’s carbon emissions – agreed […] Read more >

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What to do With Fallen Leaves

11/12/2014 // By David Mizejewski

You shouldn’t feel obligated to rake up every last leaf in your yard this fall.  Leave leaves on the ground — they have a lot of benefit to wildlife and your garden.  Below are some tips on how to minimize […] Read more >

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An Open Letter to the Last Wild Bison of America

11/11/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Dear wild bison, It’s time you made a comeback. But first, I want to apologize. Even though you are magnificently large and swift – the largest terrestrial animal in North America – our forefathers hunted you to the brink of […] Read more >

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Pass the Proposal to Protect Clean Water

11/10/2014 // By Maggie Yancey

Arkansas residents have already come extremely close to losing one of their most beloved and keystone animals, the black bear. Arkansas was once unofficially known as “The Bear State,” but black bear populations reached a point of near extinction after […] Read more >