2014 Archives

10 frog activities for National Frog Month

Celebrate National Frog Month with 10 Frog-tastic Activities for Kids

4/10/2014 // By Michele Reyzer

Did you know April is National Frog Month? Frogs are amazing amphibians, and they should be celebrated! Need inspiration? Then check out these 10 frog-tastic activities you and your kids can enjoy all month long. Go ahead and click the […] Read more >

The golden eagle is one of the species threatened by coal mining in the west. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Doug Pfeil.

The Carbon Impact of Coal Exports

4/9/2014 // By Mollie Simon

This week, NWF released an issue brief entitled “Accounting for Carbon Pollution from Coal Mining on Federal Lands” which looks at the overall carbon impact of the coal being leased and exported from public lands. In primarily western states like […] Read more >

Scale model Lyncrest Elementary. Photo by Ben Pranger.

The Art of Sustainability

4/9/2014 // By Guest Author

I imagine that I sat at a desk for most of my grade school education though I can’t say I recall much of those lessons.  I can however recall the times that we went outside or got to create something […] Read more >

A Kemp's ridley hatchling crawls towards the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: National Park Service

Fate of Gulf Wildlife Still Uncertain 4 Years After BP Oil Disaster

4/8/2014 // By Lacey McCormick

It has been four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and sending more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. A new National Wildlife Federation report, “Four Years into the Gulf […] Read more >

Dr. David Suzuki, photo courtesy of the David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki Receives Award for Science

4/7/2014 // By Eva Roben

“In the short term, we must realize that we have better ways to create jobs and build the economy than holding an ‘everything must go’ sale on our precious resources . . . Our highest priorities must be the air […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Lemurs are Threatened with Extinction and More

4/4/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Lemurs: Big-eyes Wonders Threatened with Extinction Today, the movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will open in IMAX 3D theaters. Take a second and learn some fun facts about Lemurs while treating yourself to some NWF news right after! What’s happening at the National […] Read more >

Garden Quiz

Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

4/4/2014 // By Dani Tinker

We all have a favorite backyard species, beautiful birds, butterflies, mammals or other wonderful creatures. What if they’re your favorite because they remind you of yourself? Find out which species you are and get ready for Garden for Wildlife Month in […] Read more >

TPWD Wildlife Biologist collecting a Royal Tern on the east beach in Galveston. Photo: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Consequences of Texas City “Y” Oil Spill Continue to Surface

4/4/2014 // By Amanda Fuller

The March 22 oil spill that occurred in the Houston Ship Channel moved out into the Gulf and traveled south over the last several days. After hitting the shores of Matagorda Island late last week, oil has now been reported on […] Read more >

Lemur photo by Clarice Chiquetto.

Lemurs: Big-eyed Wonders Threatened with Extinction

4/3/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Tomorrow, the movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will open in IMAX 3D theaters. This is probably your best opportunity to see lemurs up-close, because the only place on Earth they live is Madagascar. Without giving away the movie, here are a few things you’ll […] Read more >

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Hatchery-raised Fish Cause Concern, Raise Need for More Research

4/3/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

A new study, recently released in the journal Aquaculture, highlights concerns that hatchery-raised trout appear to be slower than wild trout, making them more susceptible to predation once released. Scientists from Washington University have compared hatchery-raised and wild trout in […] Read more >