2014 Archives

Florida Panther (Photo: Rodney Cammauf/National Park Service)

Rays of Hope for Wildlife in 2014 Midterm Elections

11/6/2014 // By Miles Grant

The 2014 midterm elections brought progress for wildlife, from Florida’s panthers to Alaska’s wild salmon, despite some setbacks for friends of conservation. Much of the good news comes from state ballot measures. Given the chance to directly protect wildlife, Americans from the …

Polar Bears by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant James Seith.

Watch 1,000 Polar Bears Spar and Nap as They Wait for Hudson Bay to Freeze (Live Cam)

11/4/2014 // By Rachel Faulkner

An estimated 1,000 polar bears gather annually near the Churchill, Canada and wait for Hudson Bay to freeze over so they can hunt seals and other marine mammals. This live stream reveals what polar bears do as they wait for the water to freeze. This …

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (M. Murray)

Planning for Climate Change in Michigan Coastal Wetlands

11/4/2014 // By Michael Murray

How will Great Lakes coastal wetlands fare in a changing climate? It is clear that coastal areas may be subject to a diverse set of impacts, ranging from warmer water temperatures, significant water level changes, generally decreased ice cover, and increased spring storm events.

National Wildlife Federation and the Atlanta Woman’s Club Host Youth Conservation Leadership Summit

11/4/2014 // By Crystal Grant

“You are unique. You are important…” The “Power of One” was the theme of the day for the inaugural Youth Conservation Leadership Summit hosted by NWF and the Atlanta Woman’s Club (AWC) on October 8th at the historic Wimbush House …

Millions of Gallons of BP Oil “Found”—on Gulf Floor

11/3/2014 // By Lacey McCormick

BP desperately wants you to believe there is nothing too terribly wrong with the Gulf. In fact, a publicist for the oil giant recently predicted that the ongoing comprehensive federal investigation of the disaster would show that “most of the environmental …

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A Way Forward to Protect Osprey’s Coastal Habitat

11/3/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

The awe-inspiring osprey are found near ponds, rivers, lakes and along our coastal waterways. But coastal development combined with the impacts of superstorms and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy could spell trouble for coastal communities and wildlife.

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Pledge to Help Manatees in Florida

11/3/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

Florida’s wildlife like manatees need our help on Election Day. Floridians can help protect habitat for endangered manatees by voting yes on Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment. The roly-poly Florida manatees have fascinated people for centuries. …

NWF's Catherine Bowes at yesterday's rally on Long Island

Political Pressure Mounting for New York Offshore Wind Power

10/31/2014 // By Catherine Bowes

New York has a long way to go in ramping up clean energy, but fortunately there is a massive, untapped source of carbon-free power available right off our shores.

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Weekly News Roundup: Pledging to Vote for Wildlife and More!

10/31/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Wildlife cannot vote for themselves, it is our job as conservationists and wildlife lovers to step out this Tuesday and vote on behalf of wildlife. Our fight to preserve wildlife is far from over. Currently, Florida manatees are dying at …

Squirrel in a pumpkin by Katherine Flickinger.

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

10/30/2014 // By Dani Tinker

One of my favorite parts of Halloween, is carving pumpkins. My evening walks through the neighborhood are even better with the bright orange pumpkins, highlighting the colors of autumn, and showing off creative designs. After the trick-or-treaters clear away, and Halloween is …

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