2014

Students check out the Insect Hotel. Photo credit: Christy Boussard

Eco-Schools USA Goes to College

  Northwest Montessori is a private school in Seattle, Washington educating students Pre-K thru middle school. The school aims to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, …

The proposed site of Deepwater ONE (credit: Deepwater Wind)

Offshore Wind Power Already Creating Local Jobs, Commits to Creating Hundreds More

Deepwater ONE, an offshore wind power project to be built 30 miles east of Montauk, can send 200 MW of its home-grown clean energy to Long Island. But first, Governor …

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

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 …

Grizzly bear on the Battle River in Alaska

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

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 …

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Launching A Lawsuit to Protect Wildlife in Minnesota

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 …

Otter Swimming with Plastic Bottle

Pledge to Recycle and Keep Wildlife Safe

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 …

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A Bird’s Eye View of Coastal Erosion

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 …

Photo by Robin Poole.

Wild Bison Find Their Way Home to Tribal Lands

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 …

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

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 …

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What to do With Fallen Leaves

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 …

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