April, 2016

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Water Quality Problems in America’s Heartland

Before Flint, many people did not think twice about the safety of their drinking water. However, the Flint crisis has focused attention on old contaminated pipes rather than the source …

Eco-Action Team Organizers. Credit to Kaci Myrick, Jamie Villarreal, Julia Ricicar, Arianna Colasanti, and Melissa Chan.

Our Journey to Becoming an Eco-School

Getting Started Lanier’s start with Eco-Schools USA began with a challenge. After a successful reading competition against Crockett High School to increase literacy on campus and get students reading more, …

April Aspirations: Four of NWF EcoLeaders Top 50 Inspirations

As Earth Month is wrapping up, we’re honored to present the next group of four inspiring young EcoProfessionals as part of our “NWF EcoLeaders Top 50 Inspirations of 2016” series. …

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Historic Year for Climate Action in Maryland

Maryland’s General Assembly recently wrapped up a banner legislative session for climate and clean energy policies. The legislature passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 921/HB 1106) that will increase Maryland’s …

Coverdale Farm Preserve by Jim White

Affiliate of the Week: Delaware Nature Society

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New Book Captures Stunning Wildlife Migrations

NWF staff cleaning up the W&OD trail in Virginia on Earth Day. Photo by NWF

Make It Earth Day Every Day

The Atlantic Pioneer is the first ever U.S.-flagged offshore wind crew transfer vessel, purpose-built to serve the nation's first offshore wind power project! (Photo: NWF)

Atlantic Pioneer: Serving the First U.S. Offshore Wind Project

This will be a tough Earth Day to top. Historic clean energy progress, celebrated on a sunny dock in the Ocean State marks a preview of what’s to come along the …

Reckless Risk on Our Rails: Call for Oil Train Transport Ban

The National Wildlife Federation, its affiliates, Environmental Advocates of New York and Vermont Natural Resources Council, and partners assembled more than 80 organizations, businesses, legislators, community leaders, and cities — …

LWCF protects lands like the Appalachian Trail, Photo by Nicholas T., Flickr

Next Step for Core Conservation Fund

Since the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was signed into law in 1964, it has protected important wildlife habitat including more than 500 million acres of land. The Fund …

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