2014 Archives

Nature play by Michelle Mathis of Learning Landscapes

Nature Play Coming to Every Community

9/9/2014 // By Allen Cooper

Every parent who has ever watched a child play in nature has cause to rejoice. NWF’s guide Nature Play & Learning Places: Creating and Managing Places Where Children Engage with Nature shows how to design and manage nature play areas […] Read more >

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Heading to the People’s Climate March for Wildlife!

9/9/2014 // By Samantha Lockhart

On September 21st, I will be marching with climate activists from across the country in New York City to deliver a clear message: it is time to get serious about climate change. The event is called the People’s Climate March […] Read more >

Lake Erie Algae Bloom. Photo from NASA, via Wikimedia Commons.

Learn how cover crops can help fight algae blooms

9/8/2014 // By Lara Bryant

Around the world, millions of people do not have access to clean drinking water. In the Eastern half of the US, however, most people have become accustomed to having unlimited clean water for drinking, bathing, and cooking, and we often […] Read more >

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Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

9/8/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Lisa Limbert Tucked into the fast-growing city of Gilbert, Arizona, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a ground water reclamation project that was designed to be a recreation center for people and a habitat for […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Bighorn Sheep at Risk and more

9/8/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Wild bighorn sheep that reside in the mountains of Idaho and Montana are currently at risk of disease transmission. Domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility in Idaho could transmit pneumonia to bighorn sheep, which could […] Read more >

Autumn Leaves on Shilhowee Mountain

Why Leaves Fall from Trees in Autumn

9/5/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro

French author Albert Camus tells us, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” And what opulent bouquets the leaves of autumn do create—whole mountainsides of dazzling color. But nature has a way of combining the sublime […] Read more >

Monarch chrysalis by Avelino Maestas.

A Visual Journey Through the Monarch Life Cycle

9/5/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Monarch butterflies have been in the news quite a bit recently, due to their rapid decline. In order to find ways to help, it’s essential to first understand the life cycle of monarchs. When adult monarch butterflies migrate from their overwintering grounds […] Read more >

Students at PS 146 - the New School in Brookly, NY explore pollinators in their Schoolyard Habitat. Photo courtesy PS 146.

Welcoming Fall to Your Schoolyard Habitat

9/5/2014 // By Liz Soper

Fall is a great time to welcome students back to school, get them outside and exploring their Schoolyard Habitats. Fall is also a great time to make sure that your Schoolyard Habitat has a wide assortment of native plants to […] Read more >

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NWF Emerging Leaders Training: We All Have a Role to Play

9/4/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Kamilah Martin What do you get when you put 17 random environmental “emerging” leaders and students in a conference room at a retreat lodge to focus on leadership and environmental stewardship? I’ll tell you what you get. […] Read more >

Deeppwater Horizon _ NOAA

Sound Science Needed for Gulf Restoration

9/4/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

Four years ago the BP oil spill killed eleven workers and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Two years ago the RESTORE Act passed, which will send 80% of Clean Water Act civil […] Read more >