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Jake Brown of VNRC stands along tracks that currently carry dangerous oil cars along the banks of Lake Champlain.  Photo by Jim Murphy NWF.

We Must Act to Protect Lake Champlain from an Oil-by-Rail Disaster

6/19/2015 // By Guest Author

Most Vermonters are aware that our state legislature recently passed – and Vermont Governor Shumlin signed – ambitious legislation aimed at cleaning up Lake Champlain and the state’s rivers and streams.  At the same time, many state leaders are talking …

Students enjoy exploring and interacting with nature. Photo by Teri Brennan

Teaching a Kindergarten Class in the Great Outdoors

5/27/2015 // By Guest Author

How many children get to say that they spent the morning not only in the great outdoors, but doing their part to help wildlife as well? One perfectly sunny, but breezy day in May, my kindergarten class at P.S. 197 …

Students helping in the "Enchanted Garden" on campus. Photo by Paula Hewitt Amram

Bronx Eco-School’s Earth Day Event Showcases Many Aspects of Sustainability

5/7/2015 // By Guest Author

Bronx Theater High School is one of eight schools on the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Campus. The JFK Campus building boasts a large solar panel installation that generates 5% of the Facility’s total energy. I was proud to be at …

Ben Alteneder, Board member for the Arizona Wildlife Federation, speaks with Interior Secretary Salazar at Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by Ben Alteneder

Support Recreational Access in Public Lands

4/22/2015 // By Guest Author

From the Mogollon Rim to the Coronado Forest, from Escudilla Mountain to the San Pedro River riparian area, hunting, fishing and wildlife watching are long traditions that drive many of the rural economies of the Grand Canyon State. According to the …

Anna's Hummingbird Nest

Video Diary: One Tiny Hummingbird Family

4/21/2015 // By Guest Author

If you don’t already have an obsessive devotion for hummingbirds like I do, beware: this might change your mind. Hummingbirds are among the worlds smallest and fastest birds. Darting and diving through the sky at faster-than-the-eye speeds that can make even …

Bighorn sheep butting heads by Daryl Hunter.

Arizona Seeks To Modernize Renewable Energy Development

4/13/2015 // By Guest Author

Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick have been holding joint town halls as part of an ongoing effort to set aside partisan politics and provide a unified voice on issues important to their constituents – to all Arizonans. We …

Otter Swimming with Plastic Bottle

A NYC Eco-Schools Teacher Helps Her Classroom Go Plastic-Free

4/9/2015 // By Guest Author

The environment did not start out as a curriculum objective. It happened as a result of the principal’s insistence on integrating current events into our lessons. Different themes and concerns arose with different groups of students. Whatever they were invested in …

Park Ranger Michelle Luebke showing the class a tray of primrose seedlings. Photo by Jason Wickersty, National Park Service

Kindergarteners Help Grow a Wild Brooklyn

4/1/2015 // By Guest Author

One morning in early March, Park Ranger Michelle Luebke from Gateway National Recreation Area and Michael Butts from the Greenbelt Native Plant Center in Staten Island visited our kindergarten class at P.S. 197 in Brooklyn to help us start growing …

Hawaiian monk seal and green turtle

It Takes a Nation to Save the Hawaiian Monk Seal

2/13/2015 // By Guest Author

In 2012, the Conservation Council for Hawai‘i (CCH) was focusing on the endangered palila bird on Mauna Kea, imperiled shearwaters and petrels on Kaua‘i, and invasive miconia plants on O‘ahu – not the Hawaiian monk seal. We thought the seal …

Brook trout_Flickr USFWS Northeast Region

Virginia’s Impacted Communities Speak Out at Lobby Day

1/26/2015 // By Guest Author

The United States Senate recently voted on legislation related to climate change. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of my home state of Virginia stood with the majority of their constituents and the country, voting for legislation that unequivocally states …