June, 2017

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month and Great American Campout

We, at the National Wildlife Federation, believe that connecting kids and families to nature is essential to the future of wildlife and wildlife conservation. Great Outdoors Month and the Great …

Bipartisan “Stop Asian Carp Now” Act Introduced

Update: The Army Corps of Engineers will release the draft study on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on Monday, August 7. On June 23, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating …

Interstate 35: Monarch Butterfly Highway

While the side of a busy interstate may not seem like an ideal place to rest, roadside vegetation can surprisingly provide important respite for wildlife on the move- including butterflies, …

Build the Buzz beyond the Big Apple with #PolliNATION

On June, 22, 2017,  we highlighted the need to help bees and other pollinators when National Wildlife Federation leadership joined Shark Tank host Daymond John at the Empire State Building …

pronghorn fawn

Wildlife, Public Health Endangered with Methane Rule Suspension

At the urging of fossil fuel interests, on June 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a two-year suspension or “stay” of core components of its 2016 final rule …

Three things to know about the sage-grouse secretarial order (and three we wish we could forget)

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order on greater sage-grouse on June 8, 2017. The order initiated a review of management plans that have been in the works for …

The Unifying Appeal of Offshore Wind Power

Now that America’s first offshore wind power project is up and running, it’s time to get out on the water and soak in the massive clean energy opportunity we’re just …

Monarch Butterfly. Photo Credit USFWS

U.S. Senate Attempts to Sacrifice Clean Air Act Protections

Groups including the National Wildlife Federation are urging the U.S. Senate to reject rolling back Clean Air Act protections in the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517), a …

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Opossums: Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

With the huge rise in deer tick populations and the spread of Lyme disease, many friends of wildlife are welcoming opossums into their yards. Why? Scientists have learned that opossums …

This Shark is Wild about Bees

Every week, millions of people tune in to watch the Emmy-award-winning reality show Shark Tank, in which self-made millionaire and billionaire tycoons – Sharks – give aspiring entrepreneurs the chance …

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