2014 Archives

NWF President Collin O'Mara discusses the harmful algal bloom with reporters near Toledo's water intake cistern in Lake Erie. NWF photo by Frank Szollosi.

Toxic Algal Bloom Threatens Wildlife and Shuts Down Drinking Water to Toledo

8/4/2014 // By Frank Szollosi

Early Saturday morning I was abruptly woken up by a neighbor knocking on the door. He actually then opened a window, saying “Don’t drink the water! Don’t let the kids drink the water!” My first thought was algal blooms, as […] Read more >

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My Days On The Bay

8/4/2014 // By Laura Hickey

It’s true: I am a very fortunate person and I have the coolest job. And, I was lucky enough to be asked to attend a Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) three day workshop off of Tangier Island, Virginia with 22 Fairfax […] Read more >

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Supporters far Outnumber Opponents at EPA Clean Power Plan Hearings

8/1/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today concludes an exciting four days of public hearings in Denver, D.C., Atlanta and Pittsburgh on EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The hearings included two full days of testimony, rallies, press conferences, marches, play-ins, round-tables and free ice cream at each of […] Read more >

Mountain lion cubs at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue.

Weekly News Roundup: California Mountain Lions are Winning and more

8/1/2014 // By Linda Argueta

The pursuit of a new wildlife crossing in Los Angeles is in the works thanks to the combined effort of the National Wildlife Federation, California Department of Transportation and our affiliate the Santa Monica Mountains Fund. The crossing would connect […] Read more >

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HUNT Act Would Open Locked Public Lands

8/1/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Recreating outdoors—whether you fish, hunt, hike, camp, or all of the above—is not only a ton of fun, it’s also good for you. There is considerable evidence the exercise involved with these activities, coupled with the de-stressing benefits of being […] Read more >

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Get Ready For Monarch Migration

8/1/2014 // By Laura Tangley

If you spot monarch butterflies in your yard this month, there’s a good chance the eggs these insects are laying now will develop into the generation of adults that have made the monarch such an iconic species. Beginning in late […] Read more >

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Coal Mines Threaten Mule Deer

7/29/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach

UPDATE on 7/30:  BLM accepted a bid for $0.36/ton for the Spruce Stomp coal mine. Its worth noting that the coal company, Bowie Resources, can plan to turn around and sell this coal for $36.50 per ton. Mule Deer populations have […] Read more >

8 Tips to Protect Baby Turtles in Your Yard

7/29/2014 // By David Mizejewski

Last June, Ellen Lambeth and Greg Hudson, fellow staffers here at National Wildlife Federation who work on Ranger Rick magazine, had a pretty awesome wildlife sighting. While Ellen was heading to the compost bin at the back of NWF’s headquarters landscape to deposit food scraps […] Read more >

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Good News for Los Angeles Mountain Lions! CalTrans Pursuing Wildlife Crossing

7/29/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

The now famous P22, the mountain lion who crossed two eight-lane freeways to find a new home, has captured the imagination of people in Los Angeles and beyond with his perilous journey and current plight. Trapped by the same freeways […] Read more >

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Opossums and Gardening: A Few Things to Know

7/28/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The opossum is one of the most frequently encountered U.S. wildlife species, showing up in woods and swamps, plains and marshes, cities and suburbs—and in backyard gardens, where it may play some important roles in controlling garden pests and even […] Read more >