Guest Author’s Archive

Wind turbines in Montana. Flickr photo by Mark Stevens.

Can Congress Renew Hope for Renewable Energy Development?

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 …

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

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, …

Sweet Success: Bronx Guild High School’s Urban Farm

B 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 …

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

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

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 …

Hellbender salamander photo by Flickr user KErry Wixted.

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

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 …

Blue-spotted salamander photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Patrick Anderson.

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal …

Adult female Rusty Blackbird

The Rusty Blackbird: 9 Things You Need to Know to Help Them

1. The Rusty Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining migratory birds. Once abundant, populations have declined an estimated 85-95% in the past 40 years.  2. Scientists aren’t …

Ball State University Geothermal Heat Pump System. Photo Credit: BSU Photo Services

Ball State University to Host Its Second Geothermal Conference

Guest Post by Robert J. Koester, Ball State University On April 10, Ball State University will host a second gathering of academic and facilities personnel interested in knowing more about …

Florida Stands with West Virginia! #WVWaterCrisis

Training Florida’s Next Generation of Climate Leaders

Guest post by NWF Campus Ecology Fellow, Shaza Hussein As an NWF Campus Ecology Fellow at the University of South Florida in Tampa, my campaign goal is to bring the …

A pair of wind turbines Flickr photo by Mike Atkins.

Renewable Energy and Public Lands

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman I was recently a participant in a National Wildlife Federation lobby day fly-in to Washington D.C. Not only was jetlag having effects of what felt …

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