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Alaska Salmon Cry for Help! (If They Could Talk)

5/29/2014 // By Guest Author

As I write this, tens of millions of salmon are beginning to return to the streams, rivers and headwaters of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve in Alaska.  They are in the final stage of completing a life cycle that began …

Cleaning Up Campus Move Out

5/19/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Sapna Batish Are you interested in reducing waste during campus move-out from college dorms this spring? Your college or university may already have a program in place to help you do just that.  With names such as …

Friends and student planting native plants at campus library. Photo Credit: Steve Woltmann

NWF Student Fellow Brings Native Landscaping to North Central College

5/12/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by NWF Fellow Heidi Goetsch Every year North Central College, in Naperville IL, out grows its existing buildings and must work to function with an overflowing population. My campaign, Protecting Wildlife in Cities and Suburbs, aims to increase …

Wind turbines on public lands. Photo by Nic Callero.

Montana supports Public Lands and Renewable Energy

5/7/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman This week, Senator John Walsh signed on as co-sponsor of the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (S. 279). This demonstrates several things to Montanans. First, Sen. Walsh supports smart development of renewable energy in …

Scale model Lyncrest Elementary. Photo by Ben Pranger.

The Art of Sustainability

4/9/2014 // By Guest Author

I imagine that I sat at a desk for most of my grade school education though I can’t say I recall much of those lessons.  I can however recall the times that we went outside or got to create something …

Wind turbines in Montana. Flickr photo by Mark Stevens.

Can Congress Renew Hope for Renewable Energy Development?

4/2/2014 // By Guest Author

As the second session of the 113th Congress develops, it is my great hope that Congress can leave its abysmal bill passage record in the past. In 2013, Congress signed just 57 bills into law, the lowest count in history. Much …

Tim (center) with students showing support for divestment by getting 350 signatures of students who support removing all endowment money from fossil fuels to be given to the president of the university.

Organizing for Clean Energy on the Prairie

3/30/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Timothy Sheehan The growth of renewable energy is the foundation of the fight against global climate change. In Minnesota, through renewable energy standards and healthy living initiatives, we are leading the nation in a push for progressive …

Sweet Success: Bronx Guild High School’s Urban Farm

3/21/2014 // By Guest Author

By Amy Sirot At Bronx Guild High School, a small inner-city Eco-School with an extremely diverse minority population of 325, students are raising chickens, cultivating honeybees, growing organic produce and improving green space for use as carbon sequestration zones.  The …

A may fly. Photo by Dave Funk, courtesy Stroud Research Center.

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

3/20/2014 // By Guest Author

By Beverly Payton  Chances are that if you were asked to name some animals that make up the wonderful diversity of wildlife in and around our streams and rivers, you probably mention fish, frogs, turtles and, maybe, some aquatic mammals, …

Hellbender salamander photo by Flickr user KErry Wixted.

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

3/18/2014 // By Guest Author

The hellbender is an animal of contradictions. It has lungs, but is not an air breather. Young hellbenders are fish food, but adults swallow fish whole. Sometimes hellbenders eat other hellbenders. During the breeding season, a single male vigilantly guards …

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